Submission dates for permit application to conduct white shark cage diving, boat based whale and dolphin watching operations

On  14 June 2017, The Chief Director: Specialist Monitoring Services of the Department of Environmental Affairs invited applications for permits to conduct  boat-based whale and dolphin watching and white shark cage diving.

The Department will soon embark on a process for collection of completed applications with regard to permit(s) to conduct a boat-based whale and dolphin watching and white shark cage diving operations.

Prospective applicants wishing to submit applications for permit(s) must visit the centres listed in the table below. Thus, applications for permits to conduct boat-based whale and dolphin watching and white shark cage diving operations will only be accepted at the following times and places:

Western Cape Saldanha Fisheries Compliance Office, Saldanha Bay Harbour. Saldanha 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017
Cape Town Muizenberg Civic, Muizenberg 08h00  - 15h00 19 July 2017
08h00  - 15h00 20 July 2017
Mossel Bay Fisheries Compliance Office, 64 Bland Street, Searlor Manor, Mossel Bay 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017
Northern Cape Port Nolloth Port Nolloth City Hall (Stadsaal), Port Nolloth 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017
Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth Fisheries Compliance Office, 21 Stanley Street, Central Port Elizabeth 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017
Port St Johns Fisheries Compliance Office, 433 Bridge Street, Port St Johns 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017
KwaZulu-Natal Durban KZN Wildlife Office, 3 Elton Place, Congella KZN 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017
Sodwana Bay Mbazwana Library Auditorium, Sodwana Main Road, Mbazwana 08h00 – 15h00 20 July 2017


Please note that applicants must submit a separate application form for each area applied for, but will only be required to pay one application fee (non-refundable application fee of R9 123, 00 (Nine Thousand One Hundred and Twenty Three Rands)) regardless of the number of applications submitted in a particular sector. Applicants applying for both BBWW and WSCD permits will be required to pay the application fee for each sector.

Applicants will be required to submit one original application including annexures and one copy of the application. The application must be clearly marked original and copy.

Application for a permit regardless of the area applied for will be accepted at all centres including Sodwana Bay. Applications for a concession to operate within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park will only be received by iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.

For all enquiries:

Tel: +2721 819 2510
Time: 08:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00.