Western Cape Province Shark Attacks

191 attacks recorded (32 fatal)
Western Cape Province shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
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
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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)

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