Great White Shark Research Project
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Great White Shark Research Project

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South Africa: Cape Town

Program Summary

Gap Africa Projects offers volunteering opportunities in a Great White Shark research project in South Africa. The country has long been known for its abundance of Great White Sharks, making it a prime area to observe these magnificent creatures. Great White Sharks, which can grow up to seven meters, or 23 feet, in length and four tons in weight, is now a protected species in South Africa.

The Great White Shark Project is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of the world's greatest predator and its environment. The project works with students, eco-tourists, conservation organizations, and marine resource users, such as subsistence fishermen, sport divers, and dive operators, to gather data on Great White Sharks, correct negative misconceptions about sharks, and stop the needless slaughter of more than 100 million sharks annually. Current programs involve eco-tourism, public education, environmental advocacy as well as various social upliftment programs.

The program is primarily focused on ...


  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

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Program Includes:

Price includes return transfers from Cape Town, accommodation for duration of stay, all meals, all research activities.

Accommodation Options

  • Guest House

Experience Required



No qualifications required. All training is offered on project. All we ask is participants have a keen interest in Marine Wildlife and are motivated to help our research teams.

Application Procedures

  • Written Application

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