cape town tour

How to visit South Africa's marine Big 5 ethically

How ethical is shark cage diving? It's a difficult question to answer but normally, the answer starts with the words 'It depends on how it's done....' 

Offering a truly sustainable alternative to the adrenalin-fuelled baiting practices of most shark cage diving companies, Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai, South Africa allows you to see a wide variety of large marine creatures in a sympathetic way, with each trip lead by a marine biologist. 

The Cape Fur Seal colony on Dyer Island is enormous
Whales are a regular sight on the Dyer Island tour
Each trip is accompanied by a marine biologist


Multi-award winning and Fair Trade accredited, we'd particularly recommend their visit to the Dyer Island Reserve: the channel between Dyer Island and Geyser Island attracts whales, blue and mako sharks, Great Whites, as well as dolphins, rays and a host of bird life.

Penguin nests built on Dyer Island

You'll be particularly impressed by the work of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust who are directly funded by the cost of your trip.

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A hidden valley filled with wonderous discoveries

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Exceed House
Springfield Office Park
Belleville, Cape Town

Cell / WhatsApp (SA) +27 72 136 9096
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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.

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