WATCH: Take a bite out of a Gansbaai weekend escape

This popular fishing town, nestled in the Western Cape, hooks in visitors with its charm and wondrous bait.

It sits at just a short two-hour drive from Cape Town - making it the ideal weekend city break.

Shark enthusiasts or The Meg fans will be pleased to discover that Gansbaai is known as the Great White capital of the world.

WATCH: Spectacular slow motion footage of great white sharks in Gansbaai

In fact, you can be sure to experience the sheer adrenaline-fuelled madness by partaking in a bout of shark cage diving with one of the local companies - like, Marine Dynamics mentioned in the video.

The chances are some of your favourite TV and film shark stars were filmed in this very location - due to the density of their population here.

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The town falls under the Dyer Island Conservation Trust ecosystem which houses and protects a plethora of sea babies - from thousands of seabirds like the African penguins to migrating Antarctic whales, dolphins and a whopping estimate of roughly 60 000 seals!

You can learn more about the precious African penguins over at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary in Gansbaai. 

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A must-see site includes the HMS Birkenhead Memorial site. You can also explore the rugged sea landscape and caves of the area and get insta-worthy shots of rocky cliffs that hang over shallow sea pools - a view that is simply breathtaking. 

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