Zero Waste Living – At Home

A staggering 8.8 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year, polluting the water, killing millions of animals and even putting human health at risk. It is important to find ways to reduce single use plastic consumption in all aspects of our lives to decrease the amount of waste ending up in our seas.…Read More

Zero Waste Living

Did You Know? 73% of beach clean litter Worldwide is composed of plastic. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year. The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year. Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced worldwide. Every year, 8.8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped…Read More

Unicorn Preparatory School Beach Clean

White Shark Projects continues to raise ocean awareness by showing how some of our daily activities, although seemingly innocent, can have a negative impact on the ocean.White Shark Projects believe that environmental education is vital in aiding the conservation of our beautiful marine ecosystems. Through public outreach events such as school presentations, beach cleans and…Read More

Eight Ways to Travel More Sustainably

Sustainable travel has become a buzzword lately, but it is so much more than another marketing trend. People all over the world have decided to minimize their carbon footprint by giving back to the destinations they most love and frequent. Promoting this type of travel is critically important to the environment and in preserving our…Read More

Gansbaai Great White Shark Activity

Last week, White Shark Projects were excited to welcome back one of our favourite Great White Sharks to Gansbaai. The great white shark we know as ‘Mini Nemo’ is an incredible 3.6 metre male that we have been observing from our shark cage diving vessel for at least seven years now. Due to his very…Read More

The Ocean Takes Care of Us

As Dr. Sylvia Earle said, the ocean is the blue heart of our planet. Covering a massive 72 percent of the Earth, the ocean provides us with life, food, jobs and is home to an abundance of amazing wildlife to say the least. So, here are just some of the reasons why the ocean is…Read More

Ocean Defenders Beach Clean and Eggcase Hunt

White Shark Projects had a fun-filled day out with our environmental education group, Ocean Defenders on Saturday 8th February. The group were taken to Franskraal Beach, Gansbaai where our crew member Mandla talked to them about the damage plastic pollution does to our oceans and the group picked up any litter they could find along…Read More

White Shark Projects Volunteer Experience

Here is a video Georgina Christensen made about the experience as a White Shark Projects volunteer… For more information on White Shark Projects Volunteer Programme visit our website! To keep up to date with volunteer activities follow White Shark Projects social media pages: Published 3rd February 2020

Five Reasons Why You Need To Visit Gansbaai This Summer

Gansbaai is a popular tourist attraction, best known for its great white sharks and superb whale watching. It is well worth visiting and there are an array of activities for the adventurous traveller. Here are some great activities you should experience on your visit to Gansbaai: Great White Shark diving experience with us White Shark…Read More

Meet the short-tail stingray!

White Shark Projects clients and crew have had fantastic sightings of majestic short-tail stingrays recently from our cage diving vessel, Shark Team. Here are some of our stingray highlights from the past month! Visit White Shark Projects and experience Gansbaai’s unique marine ecosystem! Video edited by Georgina Vermeulen Marine Biologist at White Shark Projects Music:…Read More

Dining in the Overberg

The Overberg region is one of South Africa’s best hidden secrets; an area offering diverse landscapes, a wonderful climate and magnificent scenery as far as the eye can see as well as a myriad of outdoor and adventure activities. If you have had the privilege of visiting this beautiful region, you will agree that a…Read More

Meet the Bronze Whaler Shark

Gansbaai, South Africa has one of the most unique and diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. Although, the area is famous for the mighty great white shark, there are also other incredible shark species here. As well great white shark sightings, another species that can be observed from our cage diving vessel, Shark Team is…Read More

A Green New Year

2020 is fast approaching and it is almost time for those New Year resolutions. A new year is always the perfect opportunity to change undesirable habits and create personal goals. Quite often these end up being about fitness, relationships or money… but how about making a resolution that helps our planet and in turn our…Read More

Southernmost Tip of Africa

Here in Gansbaai we are lucky to be situated only an hour away from the southernmost tip of the African continent at Cape Agulhas. As well as being  the southernmost tip of Africa, the International Hydrographic Organization have also determined the area the meeting point for the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. Cape Agulhas offers spectacular…Read More


A generous spirit of giving often needs a channel and direction in order to be effective. In the travel sector, tourism businesses in destinations and operators in the value chain can often fill this role in a way that results in meaningful contributions to local development. In this vein, Gansbaai-based White Shark Projects has been…Read More

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