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

Cape Town - Film crew and guests at the Gansbaai beach were in for a treat when they got a close-up view of a great white shark on Sunday, 20 August.

The "slow-mo" video footage shows the great white sharks filmed from a diving boat in Gansbaai.

SEE: Tourists treated to an incredible display of shark vs seal in Gansbaai

Gansbaai is a hot spot for shark spotting, cage diving and related marine adventures. The opportunity to get up close and personal with an apex predator draws thousands of tourists to the coastal town every year. 

ALSO SEE: Gansbaai: Diving Shark Alley

According to Gansbaai Tourism, up to 15 sharks can be encountered per trip at the beach during the spotting season. This however, corresponds with the South African winter, and winter storms can prevent boats from launching, so schedule a few additional days into your itinerary to give yourself the best chance of getting out to sea.


SEE: Minister of Tourism in the shark pit – Derek Hanekom goes cage diving


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