Western Cape Province Shark Attacks

191 attacks recorded (32 fatal)
Western Cape Province shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
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
Oct 27th 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
Feb 17th 1982 Mossel Bay N
Oct 19th 1981 Mossel Bay 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)