Combine an African safari with our fantastic shark tour and experience the best of Africa land and sea. The Kruger National Park is one of the most renowned game parks in Africa and one can experience the wonder of seeing wild animals in their natural environment. After your search for the Big 5 animals of the land, head down to Durban and dive the world famous Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. Your 10 dives will give you ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater world of South Africa and it’s many shark, ray and dolphin species. This tour will tick a lot of boxes and leave you wanting more.
Tour Overview :
- Min. : 2 person, available for Group
- Diving Trip
- 11 Days 10 Nights
- South Africa
- 5 Day Dive
- Dive Gear
- Accommodation for 11 Days / 10 Night
- Airport Transfer
- Breakfast 9x , Lunch 6x , Dinner 8x
- All personal expense
- Alcohol, softdrink
- Air fare ticket
- All expenditures outside the package
Please note that during the next few days (while we are visiting Kruger National Park), the order of activities could change without prior notice and a degree of flexibility is needed. This is to allow for maximum game viewing opportunities and experiences. Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.
This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go.
As is customary when on safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance.
We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.
This morning we fly from Johannesburg to the coastal town of Durban, where we will join our new Nomad truck and crew. Leaving the city of Durbanbehind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours southof Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. We arrive at our hoteland settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.Please note that during the next few days (while we are visiting Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal), the order of activities could change without prior notice and a degree of flexibility is needed. This is to allow for maximum dive opportunities and experiences based onconditions and weather. Please also note that should conditions prevent diving we will substitute an alternative activity
The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotelin Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black–Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the ba
Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marinepredators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black–Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.
We travelnorththis morning to Durbanwhere our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport.