While movies like Finding Nemo have us wishing we could get up close and personal with the ocean life, reality proves to be very different when the opportunity arises.
A shark came to say hello to beachgoers in the waters of what is said to be alongside Dappat se Gat, although we are still awaiting confirmation regarding the precise location.
The scene is quite like a snippet from Jaws, where you have to close your eyes because the encounter was just that close.
Despite the scare, we are blessed to have seen such a majestic creature captured on video. The ocean is home to sharks after all, and we are the visitors so it comes as no surprise that a shark surfaced.
Watch it here:
— Greg Davies (@the_gregdavies) January 18, 2022
There was also an alleged sighting in Blouberg as well in what appears to be a week of spotting sharks. Though not as well-known as other locations in the Cape like Muizenberg, surfers were captured checking out the scene after being called to the beach.
Meanwhile, the Shark Spotters Safety Education Research Conservation (SSSERC) in Cape Town have issued a warning after four great white and bronze whaler sharks have been spotted at Cape beaches in December.
They have urged water users to follow shark safety advice and exercise appropriate caution when enjoying the oceans.