Western Cape Province Shark Attacks

191 attacks recorded (32 fatal)
Western Cape Province shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Mar 11th 1980 Velddrif N
Nov 12th 1979 Macassar N
May 5th 1979 Hangklip, False Bay N
Mar 1st 1979 Seal Island N
Sep 27th 1978 Miller's Point, False Bay N
Feb 28th 1978 Seal Island, False Bay N
Feb 19th 1978 Miller's Point, False Bay N
Dec 1st 1977 Macassar, False Bay N
Nov 12th 1977 Klein River Lagoon N
Oct 30th 1977 Bluegums Rock, Partridge Point N
Aug 19th 1977 Off Macassar Beach N
May 26th 1977 13 km off Knysna N
Mar 17th 1977 Lappiesbaai Beach, Stilbaai N
Nov 27th 1976 Clifton N
Nov 1st 1976 Macassar N
Oct 27th 1976 Gordon N
May 2nd 1976 40 km off Cape Point N
Mar 12th 1976 Robberg Point N
Mar 9th 1976 2 km from Macassar, False Bay N
Mar 2nd 1976 2 km from Macassar, False Bay N
Feb 3rd 1976 False Bay N
Jan 13th 1976 Hartenbos N
Jan 11th 1976 Kalk Bay N
Apr 5th 1975 Millers Point N
Mar 9th 1975 Boggomsbaai, Mossel Bay N
Plettenberg Bay N
Feb 1st 1975 Beespens, False Bay N
Apr 20th 1974 Arniston N
Mar 1st 1974 Macassar N
Feb 1st 1974 Macassar N
Macassar N
Dec 31st 1972 Millers Point N
Dec 24th 1972 Hartenbos N
Dec 16th 1971 Fish Hoek, False Bay N
Jun 30th 1971 Mossel Bay N
Apr 11th 1971 Buffels Bay Y
Dec 30th 1967 Mossel Bay N
Jan 27th 1967 Melkbosstrand N
Jan 22nd 1967 Whittle Rock False Bay N
Jan 29th 1966 Strandfontein Beach N
Feb 8th 1954 Muizenberg N
Jan 21st 1964 20 m from shore at Strand N
Jan 1st 1964 Mossel Bay N
Dec 20th 1963 Hartenbos N
Jan 22nd 1963 False Bay N
Dec 1st 1962 Swartklip N
Aug 23rd 1962 Robbesteen N
Jun 21st 1962 Millers Point, False Bay N
Jan 6th 1962 6 km off Groot Brak River N
Feb 12th 1961 Sea Point N
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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 (24)
  • February (20)
  • March (14)
  • April (12)
  • May (12)
  • June (13)
  • July (11)
  • August (14)
  • September (15)
  • October (14)
  • November (13)
  • December (19)