South Africa diving holidays

Big fish and big sharks...

Tailor-made South Africa Diving Holidays

South Africa is truly a year-round diving holiday destination. It can be hot and dry, cool and wet but each season delivers something unique and incredible, above and below the water. South Africa diving holidays allow much for intrepid travellers to explore; over 21 National Parks, eight World Heritage Sites, Big Five game reserves and kilometres of pristine coastline offering adventures from shark diving to surfing. South Africa is one of the great multi-centre dive holiday destinations. A fantastic holiday experience for varied and unique diving. 

What divers love about South Africa diving holidays

  • Aliwal Shoal for Tiger Sharks - December to May
  • Ragged-tooth, dusky and whale sharks June to November
  • Cage Diving with Great Whites
  • Land based additions - from safaris to vineyard tours

What divers say about diving holidays in South Africa

“Loads to do in Cape Town and the local diving is a must. Great whites, whales and seals, really different but accessible and easy. Definitely go back. Check out Muizenberg for local surf and great cafes.”

“Aliwal Shoal is a must.  Sharks in the open ocean, wow.” 



Head to Aliwal Shoal for tiger sharks between December and May, ragged-tooth sharks, dusky sharks and whales from June to November, whale sharks in January and February.


Big Five Game Viewing in the Kruger National Park and the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve is also guaranteed all year long, but its prime is between May and September.


Get up close to wildlife in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. You’ll be based at ScubaAddicts Lodge & Dive Centre in South Africa and ScubaAddicts Lodge & Dive Centre in Mozambique.


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August 2020
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