Western Cape Province Shark Attacks

193 attacks recorded (34 fatal)
Western Cape Province shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Sep 25th 2022 Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay Y
Jun 28th 2022 Sanctuary Beach, Plettenberg Bay Y
Apr 22nd 2018 Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay N
Oct 1st 2017 Dyer Island Y
Sep 15th 2017 Hawston Y
Sep 3rd 2017 Dyer Island Y
Apr 29th 2017 Keurbooms, Plettenberg Bay N
Dec 19th 2016 Keurbooms Lagoon, Plettenberg Bay N
Jun 23rd 2016 Thyspunt N
Apr 22nd 2016 Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay N
Oct 25th 2015 Still Bay N
Jun 27th 2015 Buffels Bay near Knysna N
Jun 26th 2015 Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay N
Aug 1st 2014 Muizenberg N
Dec 16th 2013 Die Platt N
Apr 14th 2013 False Bay N
Mar 16th 2013 De Mond N
Mar 16th 2013 Hawston Beach N
Jul 6th 2012 Sandstrand, Jongensfontein N
Apr 19th 2012 Caves near Kogel Bay Y
Feb 20th 2012 Strandfontein N
Sep 28th 2011 Clovely Beach N
Aug 23rd 2011 Lookout Beach, near the Keurbooms river mouth in Plettenberg Bay Y
May 29th 2011 Robberg Beach N
Oct 1st 2010 Melkbaai, Strand N
Sep 21st 2010 Between Dyer Island and Pearly Beach Y
Aug 29th 2009 Glentana Y
Jul 7th 2009 Jogensfontein, Stilbaai N
Mar 2nd 2009 Off Cape Point N
Shark Alley, off Gansbaai Y
Dec 10th 2008 Plettenberg Bay N
Jun 28th 2008 Mossel Bay N
Struis Bay N
Nov 7th 2007 The Strand N
Sep 30th 2006 Miller's Point N
Sep 2nd 2006 Noordhoek N
Aug 15th 2006 Danger Reef N
Aug 13th 2006 Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg N
Jul 28th 2006 Fish Hoek N
Jan 1st 2006 Soetwater N
Oct 22nd 2005 Uilenkraalsmond (near Gansbaai) N
Oct 1st 2005 Sunny Cove, Fish Hoek N
Aug 14th 2005 Milnerton Lagoon, Cape Town N
Jun 4th 2005 Miller's Point Y
Mar 28th 2005 Noordhoek N
Nov 15th 2004 Fish Hoek, False Bay Y
Oct 30th 2004 Gansbaai N
Jun 2nd 2004 Dyer Island Y
Apr 5th 2004 Surfers' Corner, Muizenberg, False Bay N
Sep 14th 2003 Melkbosstrand N
Sep 12th 2003 Near the wreck of the Kakapo off Noordhoek Beach Y
Jan 17th 2003 Near the lagoon at Table View, Cape Peninsula N
Dec 24th 2002 Scarborough N
Sep 13th 2002 Glencairn, False Bay N
Sep 10th 2000 Dyer Island N
Feb 19th 2000 Struis Bay N
Jul 29th 1999 Kogebaai N
Jul 15th 1999 Buffels Bay (near Knysna) Y
Apr 12th 1999 Hospital Rock, Dyers Island N
Aug 1st 1998 Buffalo Bay, near Knysna N
Aug 1st 1998 Pringle Bay N
Jul 6th 1998 Plettenberg Bay N
Jul 6th 1998 Plettenberg Bay N
May 16th 1998 Keurbooms N
Mar 15th 1998 Saldanha Bay N
Dec 28th 1997 Pringle Bay Y
May 28th 1996 The Steps, Wilderness N
Dec 30th 1994 Mossel Bay N
Nov 25th 1994 Mossel Bay N
Apr 2nd 1994 Arniston Y
Feb 27th 1994 Saxon Reef N
Sep 26th 1993 Danger Point N
May 19th 1991 Gordon N
Feb 12th 1991 Miller N
Sep 15th 1990 Oudekraal N
Jun 24th 1990 Mossel Bay Y
Nov 18th 1989 Melkbosstrand Y
Sep 17th 1989 Smitswinkel, False Bay N
Aug 22nd 1989 Mossel Bay N
Feb 19th 1989 N
Jun 16th 1988 Sculphoek N
Jan 6th 1988 Struisbaai N
Oct 11th 1987 Seal Island, False Bay N
Sep 13th 1987 Still Bay N
Mar 30th 1987 Muizenberg N
Jan 28th 1987 Eerste Rivier N
Dec 31st 1986 Agulhas Banks N
Dec 22nd 1986 SAOU Strand Y
Dec 4th 1986 Platbank N
Aug 10th 1986 Reef on seaward side of Geyser Island N
Feb 6th 1986 Arniston N
Jan 27th 1985 Struisbaai N
Jan 4th 1985 Buffels Bay, False Bay N
Jul 22nd 1984 Cape Point Y
Jun 15th 1984 Muizenberg, False Bay N
May 31st 1984 Arniston N
Aug 20th 1983 Seal Island, False Bay N
Jan 10th 1983 Muizenberg N
Jan 8th 1983 Holbaai Point, Hangklip N
Aug 29th 1982 Langebaan N

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

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

Attacks by month

  • January (24)
  • February (20)
  • March (14)
  • April (12)
  • May (12)
  • June (14)
  • July (11)
  • August (14)
  • September (16)
  • October (14)
  • November (13)
  • December (19)