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List of all shark attacks in Western Cape Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 195 shark attacks in Western Cape Province. Out of those, 33 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 16.92%. 122 attacks came out of the blue while 73 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay 21-04-2018 09h40White shark, 2.5 mPaddle-skiingNo injury, shark bit hole in skiNO 33yo male
Dyer Island 30-09-2017 Death may have been due to drowningScuba DivingFATALNO 31yo Bradley Fick
Hawston 14-09-2017 AfternoonScuba DivingFATAL, but death was probably due to drowningNO 25yo Wayon Love
Dyer Island 02-09-2017 MorningSwimming, poaching abaloneFATALYES Sivuyile Xelela
Keurbooms, Plettenberg Bay 28-04-2017 17h10SurfingMinor injury to right calfNO 14yo male
Keurbooms Lagoon, Plettenberg Bay 18-12-2016 07h00White shark, 4 mSurf skiingNo injury, but ski severely damagedNO 55yo Ben Swart
Ryspunt 22-06-2016 White sharkSpearfishingInjuries to left leg & right handNO 43yo Rene Nel
Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay 21-04-2016 08h00White sharkSurf-skiingNo injury, surf-ski bittenNO Dave Manson
Stil Bay 24-10-2015 15h00White shark, 3 to 3.5mSurfingLacerations to right calf, knee & hipNO 42yo Stuart Anderson
Buffels Bay near Knysna 26-06-2015 14h40White sharkBody BoardingRight leg severed, multiple lacerations to left legNO 19yo Caleb Swanepoel
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