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Hosted Shark Fishing South Africa World famous Jeffreys Bay

Customer Rating 96%
Tour Code SAF002

Hosted Shark Fishing

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to catch some of South Africas biggest and most formidable species from the shore. Here at the beautiful destination of Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay, you will be fishing from the beach with a very experienced guide who will aid you while on your holiday to land some of the Indian Oceans most hard fighting species.

This holiday will see you fishing big baits from the shore, hunting down the enormous sharks that inhabit these waters. These massive specimens will see you doing battle as you pit your wits to defeat the king of the seas and land that fish you have always wanted to catch. There is no need to take your tackle with you when travelling to Jeffrey’s Bay, as all your tackle and bait included in the holiday.

On this Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay, you can turn up and fish with no extras to worry about, and along with an experienced guide, everything is taken care of. You will be fishing with your guide, who will be on hand at all times to assist you with everything that you will need. His advice will be the best you can get, and with him helping out with casting, baiting up and landing the fish, all you have to worry about is will you be able to defeat the monsters that lurk in these waters. Take a look at all our shore fishing videos on Youtube

The holiday will appeal to anglers who enjoy fishing from the shore. Set in stunning surroundings and with fish of sizes you will not have seen on the UK shores, your experiences, once you have visited Jeffrey’s Bay, will leave you wanting to return year after year and give you memories that will forever stay in your mind.

Where is Jeffreys Bay

You will be Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay in a small town in South Africa, located on what is known as the garden route. This settlement looks out onto the wild nutrient-rich Indian Ocean. This beautiful destination is located 45 miles west of Port Elizabeth and is home to some of the most naturally diverse surroundings you will come across.

Jeffreys Bay is a popular tourist destination because of its surfing opportunities and its striking blue flag beach. Jeffreys Bay is famous for its abundant seashells, great seafood and calamari. Every year, migrating whales also make their way to Jeffrey’s Bay to give birth, and you can see Whales breaching almost every day during the season.

Just northeast of the town lies the Kabeljou nature reserve. It is a walk-about reserve, well known to anglers for a diverse number of fish. The Kabeljous estuary is one of the best-preserved estuaries in the Eastern Cape. The lagoon is home to waterfowl, herons, and a variety of waders. Nearby, the Seekoi nature reserve lies between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach.

The reserve lies on the estuary formed by the Seekoei and Swart rivers. The reserve is rich in birdlife, with over 120 species of birds. The lagoon is also home to numerous Red-knobbed coots and small antelope. There is also a circular hiking trail that takes about three hours to complete. The course starts with a trip on a raft across the lagoon and runs through fynbos and subtropical vegetation.

How To Catch Big Sharks

You can only describe the Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay as phenomenal. These waters are full of big Sharks, including Bronze Whalers, Ragged Tooth and the super-hard fighting Bull Shark. Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay is renowned as one of the best places to target and catch big Ragged-tooth Sharks, so if that is a species that you wish to target then, this is the trip for you.

Add to this a wide variety of other species, including Duck-Billed Rays, Blue-Rays, SmoothHound, Sand sharks, Spotted Gully sharks and Kabeljou. There is something for everybody here, and anglers will be left wondering what fish will bite next.

There is a wide variety of species available at Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay, and with a light rod and reel, you can have lots of fun in the surf targeting all manner of fish. Little rubber shads and spinners work well for this style of fishing.

The Sharks that get caught here reach huge sizes with 400lb plus specimens, a real possibility, and with much bigger fish swimming these waters, if you hook into one, you had better be prepared for a fight like no other; these fish will hit hard and then run fast. When fishing for the Sharks, you will be ledgering baited traces from the shore. Fishing with big baits will release a scent trail in the water that will prove irresistible to any predator in the area, leading them to hone in on whatever is on your hook. Then hopefully, they will chow down, making your ratchet scream as this monster of a fish makes a bid for freedom.

The tackle supplied is well up to the job of landing these big fish with top-end rods, reels line and end tackle all being used to ensure that you have the best possible chance of landing a fish once hooked. The fishing is done from sandy beach areas, rocky ledges, and other shore areas, meaning the water is easily accessible for the fish’s safe landing and meaning that you will be in the best possible location to play while playing the fish it.

South African Fishing Guides

While on your South African Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay holiday, you will be guided by renowned South African shore fishing guide Gerhard Guse. Gerhard has many years of experience fishing for Sharks from the South African shoreline and highly regarded amongst the fishing community in South Africa. He will be on hand to look after you while you fish, helping with everything from baiting and casting out to giving advice when needed and landing your fish. When fishing from the shore in South Africa and using light tackle, you will have your rod ensuring that you will be getting the most out of your fishing time. When you target the monster Sharks that inhabit these waters, you will be on a rotation with the rods in the water.


The coastline around Jeffreys Bay in South Africa is renowned worldwide for its excellent giant shark fishing. This coast is home to some genuinely exquisite species that will provide the visiting angler with the chance to battle from the shore with fish that could exceed 500lb’s in weight. One of the best things about Jeffreys bay is you never know what will pick up your bait next. It could be a beautiful and majestic Duckbilled ray, or it could be a super aggressive and brutal fighting bull shark.

The Apartments

The apartments at Seashells are all unique and custom-designed to ensure the most pleasing views imaginable; even from the bedroom, kitchen and lounge, you will be looking out over the beautiful Jeffreys bay. 

Each apartment has a great kitchen with everything you will need to cook up some food if you wish, even though this is a full board holiday.

You will be sharing twin rooms with 2 to a room within the apartment, which will house the group for the entirety of your stay. These rooms all have twin single beds. The apartment itself has a telephone, cable tv, shower/bath and even an outside seating area for you to relax and enjoy a drink in the evenings.

The complex has an elevator for your comfort and convenience and is only 45 minutes away from Port Elizabeth International Airport, so transfer times are not very long either.

Food & Drink

Even though this is a full board holiday, your breakfasts will be taken in the apartment and created by you before heading out onto the beach. These will be stocked with muesli, fruits, yoghurt, cheese, bread, coffee etc., to prepare a quick breakfast before fishing. This is because the bite is much better early morning, so early starts are generally on the cards. 

On the days that we have a late start, you will have a full English breakfast at the resort or a local restaurant. A selection of local beers and spirits and cool drinks, and bottled water will be supplied to the apartments; these will replenish as needed.


Lunch packs will be provided for fishing; these usually consist of rolls, crisps and other snacks to keep your energy up when playing the monsters of the deep. You will also be provided with soft drinks and beer whilst fishing to keep you hydrated in the African sun.

Evening Meals

Evening meals (and the occasional lunch when fishing two half sessions) would be at one of the top local restaurants, which offers a range of delicious meals from juicy beef burgers to succulent steaks to divine pasta and pizzas plus beverages. You will also be treated to a traditional South African braai (BBQ) at their accommodation.

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Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart Any international Airport (See Details)

DAY 2:

Arrive Johannesburg Depart Johannesburg

Arrive Port Elizabeth

Once you have arrived, make your way through passport control and follow the signs for baggage collections. Once you have collected your bags, make your way to the arrivals hall, where a representative will be waiting to transfer you the short drive to your accommodation. (Transfer approx. 1 hour)

Overnight accommodation: Seashells Luxury apartments (Twin room) F/B


Over the next 6 days and after breakfast, you will be taken to your first fishing marks by 4×4. Your guide will then give you a quick rundown on how to fish for some of these huge Sharks. Given what species you are targeting, the fishing methods throughout the week may differ. At around 17:00, you will then be transferred back to the guesthouse. Times of the fishing are completely flexible, and if the bite is good, then the days will be longer, and some days you may even fish into the dark, which will mean a later start in the day.

Overnight accommodation: Seashells Luxury apartments (Twin room) F/B

DAY 9:

Once you have checked out of your guesthouse, you will then be transferred back to Port Elizabeth airport for your return flights. (Transfer approx. 1hour)

Depart Port Elizabeth

Arrive Johannesburg Depart Johannesburg

DAY 10:

Arrive Home

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The season runs from October to April.

Ragged Tooth Shark

Season: October to April
Peak: October to April
Weight: 50lb to 500lb
Average Weight: 200lb

Bronze Whaler Shark

Season: October to April
Peak: October to April
Weight: 75lb to 400lb
Average Weight: 120lb

Duck Bill Ray

Season: October to April
Peak: October to April
Weight: 40lb to 200lb
Average Weight: 50lb

Zambezi Bull Shark

Season: October to April
Peak: October to April
Weight: 200lb to 400lb
Average Weight: 200lb

Butterfly Ray

Season: October to April
Peak: October to April
Weight: 20lb to 160lb
Average Weight: 50lb

Black Stingray

Season: October to April
Peak: October to April
Weight: 40lb to 450lb
Average Weight: 80lb

Package Details

Prices from
per person


  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • 6 days fishing
  • Professional fishing guide
  • Transfer from apartments to fishing (4x4 vehicle)
  • All necessary fishing tackle supplied
  • All baits
  • Soft Drinks & Beers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary F/B


  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Wine & Spirits

Optional extras

  • World Traveler Plus upgrades
  • Business Class upgrades
  • First Class upgrades
  • Single room upgrade

Price Supplements

As this is a hosted trip there are no single angler supplements

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Dates, Prices & Availability

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

From To Duration Price Availability
17/11/2024 26/11/2024 10 £4,172 Enquire Now
Exclusive Sportquest Hosted Weeks Based on Six Anglers Exclusive Sportquest Hosted Weeks Based on Six Anglers
14/11/2025 23/11/2025 10 £4,442 Enquire Now
Exclusive Sportquest Hosted Weeks Based on Six Anglers Exclusive Sportquest Hosted Weeks Based on Six Anglers

Price Notes

Prices are based on six adults sharing transfers, fishing and twin room for accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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I had the most fantastic time and landed some amazing Sharks. The sight of my rod slamming over and my reel screaming from the first Bronze Whaler I landed is a sight that will live with me for the rest of my life. The flights and transfers were all very easy and the accommodation was lovely.

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Jeffreys Bay was a blast! The fishing was incredible and we lost count of the number of big sharks we landed. Bronze Whalers, Ragged Tooth and Bull Sharks, plus some big Butterfly Rays and even a Duck Bill Ray which was so cool to see. We have absolutely no complaints and would love to travel again next year.

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The fishing is extreme and if you choose this trip you need to visit the gym before you travel - the sharks genuinely fight that hard and the Rays really test your strength! The guides were extremely helpful and ensured we were all having the very best time and the apartments were perfect for what we needed.

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