South Africa Shark attacks

575 attacks recorded (105 fatal)
South Africa shark attacks
Date Region Location Fatal?
Jan 5th 1957 KZN Umgeni River Mouth Y
Oct 27th 1956 Western Cape Province Glencairn, False Bay N
Aug 1st 1956 KZN Chain Rocks, Amanzimtoti N
Western Cape Province Plettenberg Bay N
Jan 15th 1955 KZN A ford known as Brodies Coffin in St. Lucia Bay Y
Dec 4th 1954 KZN Rocket Hut Beach, Durban N
Dec 30th 1953 Eastern Cape Province Second Beach, Port St. Johns N
May 8th 1952 Eastern Cape Province Nelson N
Nov 29th 1951 KZN South Beach, Durban N
Nov 28th 1951 KZN Winkelspruit N
Mar 15th 1951 KZN South Beach, Durban N
Feb 19th 1951 Eastern Cape Province Port St. Johns N
Jan 21st 1951 KZN Native Beach, Durban Y
May 24th 1950 KZN Port Edward N
Apr 9th 1950 Eastern Cape Province Off Port Elizabeth breakwater N
Mar 26th 1950 Eastern Cape Province Off bank of Ntshala River, Morgan Bay N
Mar 8th 1950 KZN North Beach, Durban Y
Feb 11th 1950 KZN South Beach, Durban Y
Apr 10th 1948 Western Cape Province Gansbaai N
Dec 4th 2022 Western Cape Province False Bay N
KZN Durban N
Jul 15th 1947 KZN North Beach, Durban N
Apr 21st 1947 KZN Country Club Beach, Durban N
Apr 11th 1947 KZN Rocket Hut Beach, Durban N
Mar 12th 1947 KZN Country Club Beach, Durban N
Mar 9th 1947 KZN Country Club Beach, Durban N
Jan 5th 1947 KZN Country Club Beach, Durban N
Feb 16th 1946 KZN South Beach, Durban N
Feb 10th 1946 KZN Battery Beach, Durban N
Jan 24th 1946 KZN Battery Beach, Durban N
Jan 24th 1946 KZN Battery Beach, Durban N
Jan 7th 1946 Western Cape Province False Bay N
Jan 1st 1946 Eastern Cape Province Pollock Beach, Port Elizabeth N
Dec 4th 2022 Western Cape Province Plettenberg Bay N
Dec 4th 2022 Western Cape Province Table Bay N
Mar 7th 1945 KZN Scottburgh N
Aug 20th 1944 KZN Margate Y
Jul 22nd 0144 Western Cape Province Hartenbos Y
Mar 26th 1944 KZN Country Club Beach, Durban N
Mar 26th 1944 KZN North Beach, Durban Y
Mar 14th 1944 KZN Country Club Beach, Durban N
Feb 27th 1944 Western Cape Province False Bay N
Jan 20th 1944 KZN North Beach, Durban Y
Jan 4th 1944 KZN North Beach, Durban Y
Dec 12th 1943 KZN Inyoni Rocks, Amazimtoti Y
Nov 21st 1943 Eastern Cape Province Kei River Mouth N
Mar 21st 1943 KZN North Beach, Durban Y
Nov 28th 1942 KNZ 50 km off St. Lucia N
Nov 25th 1942 KZN Umkomaas N
Nov 1st 1942 Western Cape Province Clifton Y
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Durban (13)
  • Mossel Bay (11)
  • North Beach, Durban (10)
  • Nahoon, East London (9)
  • Nahoon (9)
  • Amanzimtoti (8)
  • Country Club Beach, Durban (8)
  • False Bay (8)
  • Port Alfred (7)
  • Plettenberg Bay (7)

Attacks by month

  • January (105)
  • February (57)
  • March (51)
  • April (47)
  • May (37)
  • June (26)
  • July (37)
  • August (24)
  • September (22)
  • October (30)
  • November (37)
  • December (68)