A new ocean adventure centre has opened in Cape Town
Situated at Seaforth Beach in Simon’s Town amid the Table Mountain National Parks Boulders precinct, Shark Warrior Adventures, part of the AfriOceans Conservation Alliance, offers guided sea kayaking, snorkeling, and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) excursions as well as early morning, afternoon, and sunset adventures, monthly full-moon paddles, combination tours and corporate team building.
Fully trained and accredited guides conduct each each one or two-hour long ocean safari with a percentage of all trip fees flowing into marine conservation projects run by AfriOceans Conservation Alliance. These include the “Swim Like A Shark” programme, which teaches underprivileged children how to swim and nurtures the next generation of ocean guardians.
The Table Mountain National Parks Boulders precinct, of which Seaforth is an important part, attracts up to 650 000 visitors a year, most of whom come to see the endangered African Penguin.
Shark Warrior Adventures conducts its safaris within a ‘No Take Area’ of the TMNP MPA (Marine Protected Area), where clients are guaranteed sightings of a diversity of marine species.
The Centre is the brainchild of marine conservationists Lesley Rochat (aka the Shark Warrior, Founder and CEO of AfriOceans), marine educationist Terry Corr (Head of Education at AfriOceans), and conservation journalist and author Jon Monsoon. The three recognised a gap in the ecotourism market in the Seaforth area, which until now had no responsible tourism centres despite attracting thousands of tourists to the area annually.
“Our aim is to influence people to become proactive guardians of Nature through transformative human-nature experiences,” says Terry Corr.
People can book an ocean safari, gain insight into the ocean’s myriad sea creatures, catch-up on the latest marine conservation news over a coffee, hire equipment, or simply enjoy a healthy sea environment. Seaforth offers safe, largely wind-free, direct access to the beach and ocean with well-kept lawn area, clean ablutions and safe, plentiful parking.
- For more information visit or call the centre on 082-843-5776.
- False Bay is home to great white sharks, southern right and killer whales, cape fur seals, shy sharks, gully sharks, cow sharks, rays and fish species. Coastal birds include Cape gannets, the endangered white-breasted cormorants, African black oystercatchers and migratory terns, shearwaters and gulls.
- Seaforth Beach is a Pilot Blue Flag beach