The Save Our Seas Shark Centre is the South African branch of the Save Our Seas Foundation. Their mission is to encourage awareness, protection and conservation of sharks worldwide through research, education and awareness. The centre is based in Kalk Bay, South Africa and is open to the public. You can book an outreach programme, which includes a shark and tidal pool lesson, bring a tourist group to visit or just pop in and meet the team.
* have a flag system
* watch beaches between 7am and 7pm in summer and 8 am and 6pm in winter
* sightings appear on Shark Spotters
* swim on a beach where there are shark spotters on duty
For more information about the Shark Spotter flags, beaches and times please click here.
Shark Spotters is a pioneering and novel shark safety programme which seeks to find a solution to potential conflicts between sharks and people. Shark Spotters is the primary shark safety programme used in Cape Town. Shark Spotters improves beach safety through both shark warnings and emergency assistance in the event of a shark incident. It contributes to the research on shark ecology and behaviour, raises public awareness about shark related issues, and provides employment opportunities and skills development for previously disadvantaged South African's.