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Interesting Stats from below data : focussing on 'The Eastern & Western Cape'

1852 - 2011
149 years
325 total Shark Attack incidents
(death, injury and no injury)
53 Deaths 2.18 incidents / 0.34 deaths
per year
1852 - 1990
138 years

213 total Shark Attack incidents
(death, injury and no injury)

28 Deaths 1.54 incidents / 0.15 deaths
per year
1990 - 2011
21 years
112 total Shark Attack incidents
(death, injury and no injury)
23 Deaths 5.33 incidents / 1.1 deaths
per year

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The complete South African Shark Attack Related Incident Record

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Date

Name

Sex

Age

Time

Country

Area

Location

Activity

Injury

Species

Sp_Length

KEY      
     
KEY
     
                       
22-Mar-2014 Austrian Tourist? M 72 15h00 SOUTH AFRICA Eastern Cape Province 2nd Beach, Port St Johns Swimming Fatal unknown  
16-Dec-2013 Thomas Brown M 19 08h30 SOUTH AFRICA Western Cape Province Die Plaat, near Gans Baai Surfing Injuries to left thigh White 3m
11-Oct-2013 Burgert van der Westhuizen M 74 11h30 SOUTH AFRICA Eastern Cape Province Point, Jeffreys Bay Swimming Fatal White 5m+
16-Jun-2013 Kevin Bracey M   morning SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA Queensbury Bay Surfing Lacerations to knee    
16-Mar-2013 Troy Henri M   midday SOUTH AFRICA Western Cape Province Hawston, Boland Surfing Minor scratches unknown larger than surfboard
5-Feb-2013 David Moorcroft M 22 PM SOUTH AFRICA Eastern Cape Province Bushy Park, Port Elizabeth Fishing Bite to lower left leg, 4 lacerations, 19 stitches Ragged Tooth  
7-June-2012 Jacques Mostert M   11h15 SOUTH AFRICA Western Cape Province Kakgat, Jongensfontein, Still Bay Surfing Deep wound to leg & back ? : 25cm bite out of surfboard 2.5m length
19-Apr-2012 David Lilienfeld M 20   SOUTH AFRICA Western Cape Province Koeel Baai, Boland Bodyboarding Fatal - Severed right leg White  
15-Jan-2012 Lungisani Msungubali M 25   SOUTH AFRICA Eastern Cape Province Second Beach, Port St Johns Swimming Fatal    
28-Sept-2011 Michael Cohen M 43 12h30 SOUTH AFRICA Western Cape Province Clovelly Corner - Fish Hoek Swimming Loss of right leg and severe lacerations to left foot White 4-5m
23-Aug-2011 Tim van Heerden M 48 09h00 SOUTH AFRICA Western Cape Province Plettenberg Bay - Lookout Surfing Fatal - severed femoral artery ?  
22-Jul-2011 Denver Struwig M 29 10h00 SOUTH AFRICA Eastern Cape Province Cintza Beach, East London Surfing Upper left arm & right leg bitten White 144
28-Jun-2011 Paolo Stanchi M 22   SOUTH AFRICA KwaZulu-Natal Aliwal Shoal Shark Diving - organized Lacerations to left leg and hands Dusky 108
29-May-2011 Clinton Nelson M 33   South Africa Western Cape Province Plettenberg Bay - The Wreck Surfing No Injury - board hit several times White 160
21-May-2011 Warren Smart M 28   SOUTH AFRICA KwaZulu-Natal Cape Vidal - Levan Point Spearfishing Fatal - After bad bite to his thigh Bull  
4-May-2011 Trevor Burger M 37   SOUTH AFRICA KwaZulu-Natal Palm Beach Spearfishing Left leg severely bitten    
2-Feb-2011 Johannes Jonk M 40 05h40 SOUTH AFRICA Eastern Cape Sunday River Fishing Bite to leg - man caught shark and tried to handle, subsequently bitten Ragged Tooth  

15-Jan-2011

Zama Ndamase

M

16

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape

Second Beach, Port St Johns

Surfing

Fatal

 

 

01-Oct-2010

Male

M

 

14h30

South Africa

Western Cape

Melkbaai in the Strand

Surfing

He had three deep lacerations, penetrating to the bone

 

 

21-Sep-2010

Khanyisile Momoza

M

29

 

South Africa

Western Cape

Dyer Island and Pearly Beach, east of Cape Town

Swimming - with valuable perlemoen shells

Fatal - It jumped out of the water with him and then it took him down

White

 

04-Jul-2010

Sarah Haiden

F

21

 

South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal

Two Mile Reef, Sodwana Bay Sodwana Bay in northern Zululand

Snorkeling

severe cuts to her left leg

 

 

13-Apr-2010

Brendan Denton

M

35

10h00

SOUTH AFRICA

Eastern Cape Province

East Beach, Port Alfred

Surfing

Both feet bitten

 

78

16-Feb-2010

Michal du Plessis

M

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Eastern Cape Province

Yellow Sands Point

Surfing

Lacerations to right leg

 

118

12-Jan-2010

Lloyd Skinner

M

37

15h15

SOUTH AFRICA

Western Province

Fish Hoek

Standing

Fatal - Shark made two attacks and took entire body

White

 

05-Jan-2010

Male

M

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Eastern Province

Nahoon, East London

Surfing

No injury, reportedly knocked of his board by a shark

 

 

29-Dec-2009

Simon Bruce

M

20

08h30

SOUTH AFRICA

Eastern Province

Port Alfred

Wading

Lacerations to left foot

 

 

18-Dec-2009

Tshintshekile Nduva

M

22

12h00

SOUTH AFRICA

Eastern Cape Province

Second Beach - Port St. Johns

Paddle Boarding

Fatal - Shark attacked him twice, taking his entire body - only his board was recovered

 

 

18-Dec-2009

Lance Morris

M

 

14h30

South Africa

KZN

Durban - North Beach

Surfing

possible barracuda bite - 10 stitches

possible barracuda

 

29-Aug-2009

Gerhard van Zyl

M

25

15h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Glentana

Surfing

Fatal - Severed Leg

 

 

11-Aug-2009

Jeandre Nagel

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Alkantstrand beach in Richards Bay

Surfing

No Injury - Board Bitten

White

90

07-Jul-2009

Paul Buckley

M

 

11h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Jogensfontein, Stilbaai

Surfing

Leg Bitten

 

 

27-Mar-2009

Tony Dell

M

59

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Sunday's River Mouth

Fishing

Bite to calf

SandTiger

 

21-Mar-2009

Luyolo Mangele

M

16

Afternoon

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Second Beach, Port St. John's

Surfing

Fatal - after being bitten on the leg by a shark.

 

 

02-Mar-2009

Gabriel Fernandez

M

40

13h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Off Cape Point

Fishing

Bitten on the arm and severl fingers by hooked shark

Blue

36

24-Jan-2009

Sikhanyiso Bangilizwe

M

25

14h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Second Beach, Port St. John's

Swimming

Fatal - shark had bitten off Bangilizwe's right arm, shoulder, part of his back and buttock - was bitten in half

Bull

 

10-Dec-2008

Luke Parker

M

15

20h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Plettenberg Bay

Fishing

45 Stitches left leg

SandTiger

75

28-Jun-2008

Kobus Maritz

M

46

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay Harbor

Surf skiing

No Injury - Surfski chomped

White

88

26-Jun-2008

Kevin Macghie

M

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Western Cape Province

Struis Bay

Spearfishing

No Injury - Swim fin bitten and he was pulled by shark

White

177

01-May-2008

 

M

 

 

South Africa

South Africa

Japanese fishing trawler Kuay Mauro

Fishing

The bite wound extended completely around the man‘s left leg

 

 

28-Mar-2008

Jacques Peens

M

39

 

South Africa

KZN

Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Fishing

Piece of from right leg missing, while fishing from Kakak

 

 

29-Jan-2008

Wayne Symington

M

42

 

South Africa

KZN

Suncoast Pirates Beach, Durban

Surf skiing

No injury to surf-skiier, shark holed ski

Blacktip

65

00-xxx-2008

4 people

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Dyer Island, Gansbaai, west of Capetown

Diving - poaching Abalone

Fatal - 4 people reported during 2008 - Disappeared

 

 

07-Nov-2007

Andrew Smith

M

14

17h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

The Strand

Surfing

lacerations to his left foot and leg resulting in some severed tendons.

 1.5m length, victim & witness think Bronze Whaler, but unconfirmed

68

03-Nov-2007

Lee Mellin

M

37

08h45

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Bonza Bay

Surfing

38 centimetre wound down his left thigh

White

137

23-Jun-2007

Ryan Aspeling

 M

 

 10h00

South Africa

Mtwalume area

Mtwalume area

Diving - crayfish diver

bite marks were three centimeters apart and one centimeter deep indicating a large shark

White

 

00-Jun-2007

Unknown

 

 

 

South Africa

 KZN

Aliwal Shoal

Shark Watching on supervised shark dive

Bitten on the head

Tiger

 

14-Jan-2007

Sibulele Masiza

M

24

Afternoon

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Second Beach, Port St. John's

Body Surfing

Fatal - Fin found bitten by shark

Tiger

 

06-Dec-2006

Peter Willoughby

M

25

17h00

South Africa

KZN

RICHARDS BAY

Fishing

63 stitches on hands, calf, thigh

SandTiger

 

10-nov-2006

Richard Tebbutt

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon River mouth

Fishing

50 stitches on left arm

Bull

59

30-Sep-2006

Joseph Johnston

M

36

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Miller's Point

Spearfishing

No injury; shark made a threat display

White

144

02-Sep-2006

Steven Harcourt-Wood

M

37

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Noordhoek

Surfing

No Injury Shark missed surfer and got board

White

137

15-Aug-2006

Richard Whitaker

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Danger Reef

Surfing

No Injury

 

180

13-Aug-2006

Achmat Hassiem

M

24

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg

Swimming

Foot Severed

White

 

28-jul-2006

Lyle Maasdorp

M

19

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Fish Hoek

Surf skiing

No Injury surf ski bitten

 

 

09-Apr-2006

Stuart Duffin

M

15

17h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

St. Francis Bay

Body Boarding

Leg

SandTiger

108

22-Mar-2006

Lorenzo Kroutz

M

17

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Alfred

Swimming

Fatal - Not Witnessed

 

 

08-Feb-2006

Jason Noades

M

15

Evening

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Surfing

2 bite marks on right calf

SandTiger

 

25-Jan-2006

Michael Vriese

M

34

14h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Coffee Bay

Spearfishing

Right arm bitten

 

 

01-Jan-2006

John Williams

M

49

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Soetwater

Diving

Lacerations to little finger

 

 

25-Nov-2005

Ashley Milford

M

26

11h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Surfing

Cut on finger board bitten

 

 

15-Nov-2005

Ivan Gerger

M

32

14h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Aston Bay

Shark Fishing

Lacerations to hands & right leg when he tried to pull shark from the water SPI

SandTiger

100

22-Oct-2005

Christiaan van Zyl

M

20

Morning

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Uilenkraalsmond (near Gansbaai)

Standing

Right foot bitten

 

118

01-Oct-2005

Trevor Wright

M

52

15h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Sunny Cove Fish Hoek

Surf skiing

No injury shark bit ski

White

 

14-Aug-2005

unknown

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Milnerton Lagoon Cape Town

 

Fatal -Human foot recovered from the water

 

 

04-Jun-2005

Henri Murray

M

22

15h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Miller's Point

Freediving

Fatal -

White

 

25-May-2005

Jay Catarall

M

32

11h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kei River Mouth

Surfing

Left buttock & legs lacerated

SandTiger

 

28-Mar-2005

Chris Sullivan

M

32

09h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Noordhoek

Surfing

Lacerations to right calf puncture wounds on right foot

 

156

10-Mar-2005

Anthony Arnachallan

M

51

 

South Africa

KZN

Isipingo

 

Fatal - Shark bites post mortem

Tiger

100

27-Nov-2004

Llewellyn Maske

M

20

18h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Surfing

3 lacerations on foot

SandTiger

 

26-Nov-2004

Arno de Bruyn

M

16

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Gonubie

Playing

Lacerations on lower leg & foot

SandTiger

 

15-Nov-2004

Tyna Webb

F

77

07h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Fish Hoek False Bay

Swimming

Fatal -

White

240

30-Oct-2004

Andre Hartman

M

52

Morning

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Gansbaai

Shark Fishing

Right ankle & foot lacerated

White

84

08-Oct-2004

Wayne Monk

M

34

Morning

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Jeffrey’s Bay

Surfing

Puncture wounds on right foot

SandTiger

72

00-Aug-2004

boat x 2

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Park Rynie

Fishing

No injury to occupants; boat damaged

White

140

02-Jun-2004

Nkosinathi Mayaba

M

21

15h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Dyer Island

Swimming

Fatal - leg severed

White

 

05-Apr-2004

J.P. Andrew

M

16

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Surfers' Corner Muizenberg False Bay

Surfing

Left leg lacerated right leg severed above the knee

White

199

15-Jan-2004

Dave Hamilton-Brown & Ant Rowan

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Ballito

Surf skiing

No injury to occupants stern of ski bitten

Mako

136

07-Jan-2004

Alan Horsfield

M

22

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

West Beach Port Alfred

Surfing

Foot lacerated

SandTiger

 

31-Dec-2003

skiboat

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Salt Rock

 

No injury to occupants

Mako

 

27-Nov-2003

Seldon Jee

M

21

08h00

South Africa

KZN

Sodwana

Spearfishing

Fatal - Presumed Fatal severed hand recovered

Tiger

156

06-Nov-2003

2 people on ski

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Karridene

Surf skiing

No injury to occupants hull of ski bitten

White

 

14-Sep-2003

inflatable boat occupants: Rudolf Bokelmann and Sakkie Vermeulen

 

 

09h40

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Melkbosstrand

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark bit boat

Cow

78

12-Sep-2003

David Bornman

M

19

14h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Near the wreck of the Kakapo off Noordhoek Beach

Body Boarding

Fatal - left thigh buttocks back of spine abdomen & chest bitten

White

 

08-Aug-2003

Joseph Krone

M

16

08h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Jeffrey’s Bay

Surfing

No injury wetsuit torn & board bitten

White

140

17-Jan-2003

male

M

14

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Near the lagoon at Table View Cape Peninsula

 

Fatal - Probable scavenging.

 

 

24-Dec-2002

Craig Bovim

M

25

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Scarborough

Snorkeling

Forearms lacerated

Cow

156

13-Sep-2002

Paul Mauger (or Major)

M

47

16h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Glencairn False Bay

Surf skiing

No injury

White

 

03-Jun-2002

Tony White

M

50

 

South Africa

KZN

Off Mkhambati between Port Edward and Port St Johns

Snorkeling

Upper arm bitten

Copper

84

04-Jan-2002

Imraan Sheik

M

16

02h00

South Africa

KZN

Durban Harbor

Fishing

Leg bitten & surgically amputated

Bull

 

01-Jan-2002

Michael van Niekerk

M

26

Dusk

South Africa

KZN

Mtunzini

Surf skiing

Foot & calf bitten

 

 

07-Oct-2001

Alwin van Breda

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Salt Rock

KiteSurfing

No injury

Mako

84

08-May-2001

David van Staden

M

28

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

East London

Surfing

Leg bitten

White

112

08-Apr-2001

Dunstan Hogan

M

46

09h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cape St. Francis

Surfing

Thigh hip & buttock bitten

White

108

10-Sep-2000

Gary Adkison

M

48

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Dyers Island

Freediving

No Injury Swim fin bitten

White

140

16-Jul-2000

Shannon Ainslie

M

15

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Surfing

Hand lacerated

 

 

15-Jul-2000

male

M

18

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cape Recife

Surfing

No injury flung off board

 

 

15-Jul-2000

Ian Barnes

M

 

21h00

South Africa

KZN

South of Durban

Surfing

No Injury

 

 

19-Feb-2000

Dr. Weich

M

 

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Struis Bay

Body surfing

Foot bitten

White

90

14-Nov-1999

Sean Grenfell

M

35

 

South Africa

KZN

Umtentweni

Surfing

Lower legs lacerated

White

120

28-Jul-1999

Sergio Capri

M

42

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Kogel Bay

Surfing

Right thigh bitten

White

180

15-Jul-1999

Hercules Pretorius

M

14

11h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Buffels Bay (near Knysna)

Boogie Boarding

Fatal -

White

 

03-Jul-1999

Colin Grey

M

29

Morning

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cintsa East East London

Surfing

Leg & board bitten

White

156

13-Jan-1999

Evan Ridge

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Bonza Beach

Paddleskiing

No Injury ski bitten

White

156

00-xxx-1999

Healy Lootz

M

30

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Hospital Rock Dyers Island

Spearfishing

Heel lacerated

White

180

18-Dec-1998

Douw van der Merwe

M

14

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kei River Mouth

Splashing

Right leg bitten

 

 

00-Dec-1998

Greg Harrison

M

18

17h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

King's Beach Port Elizabeth

Surfing

Leg bitten

White

 

18-Oct-1998

Liam Victor

M

30

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Glengariff

Surfing

No Injury

 

 

16-Sep-1998

Grant Rielly

M

 

Dusk

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kowie River

Fishing / washing bait off hands

Laceration to right foot

 

 

12-Aug-1998

Kobus Goosen

M

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Transvaal

National Zoological Gardens Aquarium, Pretoria

Shark Research - Moving a shark in a net

Lacerations to right shin

SandTiger

84

01-Aug-1998

Ross Taylor

M

19

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Buffalo Bay near Knysna

Surfing

Legs bitten

White

156

01-Aug-1998

Christian Lombard

M

24

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Pringle Bay

Spearfishing

Leg bitten

White

192

11-Jul-1998

Darren James

M

16

Morning

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

St. Francis Bay

Surfing

Knee bitten

 

72

06-Jul-1998

Clark Thomas (father / rescuer)

M

47

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Plettenberg Bay

Wading

Right leg bitten

SandTiger

48

06-Jul-1998

Mark Thomas

M

10

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Plettenberg Bay

Surfing

Right leg bitten

SandTiger

48

22-Jun-1998

Anton deVos

M

20

09h55

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Gonubie 13 km northeast of East London

Body Boarding

Fatal - hands & calf bitten

White

 

05-Jun-1998

Danny Bravier

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Jeffrey's Bay

Surfing

Survived

 

 

30-May-1998

Jamie Harrington

M

17

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Pollock Beach

Surfing

Minor laceration on foot

 

 

29-May-1998

Marc Jucker

M

15

13h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Sardinia Bay near Port Elizabeth

Body Boarding

Right shoulder & arm bitten

White

132

29-May-1998

Jan-Henrick Opperman

M

16

13h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Jeffreys Bay

Body Boarding

Leg bitten

 

 

16-May-1998

Neal Stephenson

M

22

14h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Keurbooms

Body Boarding

Lower legs bitten foot severed

White

156

15-Mar-1998

Kevin Dewey

M

33

17h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Saldanha Bay

Snorkeling

Lower leg lacerated

White

120

25-Jan-1998

Glenn Vosloo

M

21

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

East London

Surfing

Calf & foot lacerated

 

 

28-Dec-1997

Ian James Hill

M

39

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Pringle Bay 44 miles southeast of Cape Town

Spearfishing

Fatal -

White

 

28-Dec-1997

Stuart Buchanan

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

St. Francis Bay

Surfing

Calf bitten

 

 

21-Jul-1997

Mark Penches

M

25

12h45

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Breezy Point, Ntlonyana

Surfing

Fatal -

White

177

11-May-1997

 

 

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Off Port Alfred

Fishing

No injury, hooked shark bit their 4.8 m boat

soupfin

 

10-Dec-1996

Steven Cross

M

 

16h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Duck Pond Sardina Bay near Port Elizabeth

Surfing

Forearm bitten

White

 

01-Sep-1996

Gyula Plaganyi

M

29

07h19

South Africa

KZN

Hibberdene

Spearfishing

No injury SPI

White

 

04-Jun-1996

Justin Sanders

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

LaMercy

Surfing

Survived

 

 

28-Apr-1996

Donovan Köhne

M

17

14h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

The Steps Wilderness

Surfing

Leg bitten

White

100

19-Feb-1995

Johan Deetleafs

M

22

17h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kidd’s Beach

Swimming

Lacerations to lower leg & foot

 

 

24-Jan-1995

Mthokozisi Cedrick Mpanza

M

14

18h00

South Africa

KZN

Isipingo

Swimming

Fatal - right thigh bitten & femur exposed shallow lacerations on right calf & left thigh & fingers lacerated

Tiger

72

00-xxx-1995

Karl Sacks

M

 

 

South Africa

South Africa

South Africa

Shark Diving

Loss of Right Leg - Amputated or Severed unknown

 

 

30-Dec-1994

Fritz Van Zyl

M

26

16h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Body Boarding

No injury board bitten

White

216

25-Nov-1994

Anton Bosman

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Spearfishing

No injury

SandTiger

108

09-Jul-1994

Bruce Corby

M

22

13h26

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon Beach East London

Surfing

Fatal - leg severed

White

156

09-Jul-1994

Andrew Carter

M

31

13h25

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon Beach East London

Surfing

Buttock & leg bitten

White

156

02-Apr-1994

Charles De Wet Reis

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Arniston

Spearfishing

Fatal - head bitten

White

180

27-Feb-1994

Gary Lieberman

M

 

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Saxon Reef

Spearfishing

No Injury Swim fin bitten

 

120

12-Feb-1994

Kevin Anderson

M

15

16h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Beachview Holiday Resort

Surfing

Leg bitten

White

120

30-Jan-1994

Andy Austin

M

44

13h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon Beach East London

Windsurfing

Calf bitten

 

 

03-Jan-1994

Ian Galbraith

M

33

16h15

South Africa

KZN

Hibberdene

Swimming

Foot bitten

 

50

26-Sep-1993

Wimpie Bouwer

M

36

11h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Danger Point

Spearfishing

Calf lacerated

White

120

30-Jul-1993

Ralph LeRoux

M

28

15h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Pollock Beach Port Elizabeth

Surfing

Puncture wounds on chest

White

156

09-Apr-1992

Gordon Harmer

M

35

13h20

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Surfing

Punctures & lacerations on lower leg

 

70

12-Feb-1992

Edward Hayman

M

 

11h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Millers Point, False bay

Diving - rock lobster diving

Minor bite on foot threw swim fin

 

216

23-Jan-1992

Noor-Mubeen Shaik

M

19

17h30

South Africa

KZN

Isipingo

Swimming

Right foot lacerated

Bull

55

08-Jan-1992

Daniel Van Huysteen

M

36

17h15

South Africa

KZN

Sheffield Beach

Spearfishing

Left cheek lacerated

Blacktip

60

1992                
COMMERCIAL SHARK CAGE DIVING STARTS
   

19-May-1991

Coen Marais

M

 

13h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Gordon’s Bay

Scuba Diving

No injury bumped by shark

White

136

12-Feb-1991

Edward Hayman

M

20

12h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Miller’s Point

Spearfishing

Foot & swim fin bitten

White

216

26-Dec-1990

male

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Elizabeth

 

Survived

 

 

15-Sep-1990

Nasri Gasant

M

26

13h20

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Oudekraal

Spearfishing

Right hand lacerated

White

196

24-Jun-1990

Monique Price

F

21

15h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Scuba Diving

Fatal - thigh bitten

White

176

13-May-1990

skiboat Double One occupants: Anton & Michelle Gets Ray Whitaker John & Lyn Palmer

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Protea Reef

Fishing

No injury to occupants hooked shark freed itself then rammed stern of boat SPI

 

236

05-May-1990

Richard Forrester

M

22

12h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cintsa East

Surfing

Thigh severely lacerated

White

216

14-Apr-1990

Conrad Botha

M

23

14h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cape Recife

Surfing

Leg bitten

White

89

18-Nov-1989

Gerjo Van Niekerk

M

29

12h05

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Melkbosstrand

Freediving

Fatal -

White

 

17-Sep-1989

Gerjo Van Niekerk

M

29

14h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Smitswinkel False Bay

Freediving

Chest lacerated

White

 

22-Aug-1989

Niko von Broembsen

M

21

10h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Surfing

Multiple Injuries

White

132

20-Jul-1989

Edward Razzano

M

34

10h35

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Jeffreys Bay

Surfing

Torso bitten

White

98

05-Jul-1989

Roniel Jacobs

M

16

16h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Jeffreys Bay

Surfing

No injury board bitten

White

120

03-Jun-1989

Leon Krouse

M

28

15h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Gonubie

Freediving

Forearm bitten

White

96

19-Feb-1989

Kobus de Jager

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

 

Fishing

Thigh lacerated & abraded SPI

 

120

15-Feb-1989

Nico Abel

M

26

13h30

South Africa

KZN

Richards Bay

Windsurfing

Foot bruised & minor lacerations

 

 

29-Jan-1989

Sudesh Sarjoo

M

19

18h00

South Africa

KZN

Isipingo

Lifesaving

Thigh bitten

 

 

1989                 First Shark Cage Dive takes place off Dyer Island    

16-Jun-1988

Willie van Rensberg

M

36

09h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Sculphoek

Spearfishing

Left arm lacerated

White

 

10-Apr-1988

female

F

 

 

South Africa

KZN

La Lucia

 

Fatal - Arm washed ashore. Scratch marks on the humerus indicated it had been bitten by a shark but cause of death could not be determined.

 

 

16-Mar-1988

Sastri Naidoo

M

17

16h45

South Africa

KZN

Isipingo

Surfing

Lower left leg bitten hand lacerated

 

72

15-Feb-1988

inflatable boat

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

No injury to occupants

 

 

14-Feb-1988

Michael Schaeffer

M

20

17h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Surfing

Ankle bitten

 

40

13-Feb-1988

Belinda Van Schalkwyk

F

15

07h40

South Africa

KZN

Mtunzini

Surfing

Leg bitten surgically amputated

Bull

 

20-Jan-1988

child

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Umkomaas

 

Survived

 

 

06-Jan-1988

J.A. McKay

M

33

11h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Struisbaai

Shark Fishing

Foot lacerated by hooked shark SPI

Copper

58

04-Feb-1988

5 m inflatable boat occupants: Kobus Potgieter & 5 friends

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Great Brak River

Swimming

No injury to occupants; shark ripped off fibreglass hull swamping boat SPI

 

236

04-Jan-1988

inflatable boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Great Brak River

 

No Injury to occupants

 

 

01-Jan-1988

Charles Everitt

M

22

06h30

South Africa

KZN

Durban

Surfing

Minor injury to leg

 

 

00-Nov-1987

male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

St. Lucia

 

Fatal - Possible drowning / scavenging

 

 

11-Oct-1987

Dawid Smit

M

21

12h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Seal Island False Bay

Spearfishing

Left thigh & calf lacerated

White

 

13-Sep-1987

Peter McCallum

M

24

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Still Bay

Surfing

Torso lacerated

White

136

19-Apr-1987

Mr. Perumal

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Port Shepstone

Fishing

Fatal - Slipped off rocks & was treading water when he disappeared body mutilated by shark/s

 

 

30-Mar-1987

3 m skiboat Talisman occupants Philip Schoeman Ross Lindsay Steven Riley & Petere Schuets

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Muizenberg

 

No injury to occupants boat holed by hooked shark SPI

White

118

28-Jan-1987

Tommy Botha

M

30

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Eerste Rivier

Spearfishing

Puncture wounds in right hand

White

96

31-Dec-1986

Pierre deWet

M

 

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Agulhas Banks

Spearfishing

2 punctures in lower leg

SandTiger

100

22-Dec-1986

Richardt Anton Olls

M

21

17h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

SAOU Strand

Body Boarding

Fatal - legs bitten

White

120

04-Dec-1986

Rory O’Connor

M

22

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Platbank

Spearfishing

No injury no attack shark made threat displays

Copper

72

17-Oct-1986

Kliki Ndlazi

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Umhlanga

 

Minor lacerations & puncture wounds on right leg from netted shark taken onboard skiboat SPI

SandTiger

66

05-Oct-1986

James Speirs

M

32

11h00

South Africa

KZN

St. Michaels

Raci ski

No injury ski bitten

 

62

10-Aug-1986

Phllip DeBruyn

M

35

11h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Reef on seaward side of Geyser Island

Spearfishing

No injury shark made threat display & impaled itself on spear

White

156

00-Jul-1986

Ludwig Gerricke

M

26

17h15

South Africa

KZN

LaMercy

Spearfishing

Minor lacerations on left hand

Dusky

48

15-Mar-1986

Anton Bouwer

M

26

16h15

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Treading water

Foot bitten

 

40

05-Mar-1986

McDonald van der Merwe

M

23

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

The Fence King's Beach Port Elizabeth

Surfing

No injury board struck by shark

 

84

18-Feb-1986

Shaun Carcary

M

21

12h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

East London

Surfing

No injury board bitten

White

96

17-Feb-1986

John Fick

M

 

18h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cape Recife

Surfing

No injury knocked off board

 

 

07-Feb-1986

Johan Fourie

M

46

18h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

King's Beach Port Elizabeth

Swimming

Lower leg lacerated

SandTiger

 

06-Feb-1986

Michael Taljaard

M

29

13h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Arniston

Spearfishing

2 punctures in upper arm

SandTiger

84

22-Dec-1985

Tony Moolman and another surfer

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Garvies Beach

Surfing

Both surfers boards were bumped by sharks Moolman sustained abrasions on his arm and leg

 

 

24-Oct-1985

Patrick Gee

M

22

08h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

East London

Body Boarding

Left leg severely lacerated superficial lacerations of right leg board damaged

White

96

13-Sep-1985

A.M.

 

21

 

South Africa

KZN

T.O. Strand

 

Fatal - Possible drowning / scavenging

 

 

08-May-1985

Sikketho Denge

M

39

 

South Africa

KZN

Umdhloti

Spearfishing

After diver shot shark attempting to take his catch shark bit right arm & tore wetsuit SPI

 

45

27-Jan-1985

Marius Botha

M

15

18h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Struisbaai

Swimming

Right knee calf and ankle lacerated

SandTiger

 

18-Jan-1985

Herbert Base

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Umzimkulu

 

Fatal - Probable drowning / scavenging

 

 

17-Jan-1985

Bruce Eldridge

M

18

18h30

South Africa

KZN

Umbogintwini

Surfing

Thigh & calf bitten

White

137

04-Jan-1985

Donald James

M

34

11h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Buffels Bay False Bay

Spearfishing

Minor injury to torso

White

136

00-Jan-1985

Barry Allan Coppin

M

20

11h00

South Africa

KZN

Salt Rock

Spearfishing

Upper right arm bitten after he shot the shark SPI

Dusky

60

08-Nov-1984

Wayne Monk

M

14

17h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Gonubie River Mouth

Surfing

No Injury Wetsuit lacerated

 

 

22-Jul-1984

Adrian Hayman

M

21

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Cape Point

Spearfishing

Fatal - but shark involvement prior to death could not be determined

 

 

00-Jul-1984

Rory O’Connor

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Sodwana

Spearfishing

No injury shark hit swim fin

SandTiger

 

15-Jun-1984

Selwyn Doran

M

27

17h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Muizenberg False Bay

Surfing

No injury board bitten

White

96

31-May-1984

Anton Bosman

M

28

13h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Arniston

Spearfishing

No Injury Swim fin bitten

 

 

14-Mar-1984

Mark Benvick

M

 

17h30

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

Surfing

No injury 8 pressure dings in surboard

 

 

10-Mar-1984

Louis Beyers

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Swartkops River mouth

Boating

No injury to occupant, shark seized oar and disappeared with it.

 

96

18-Feb-1984

Henri deVilliers Melville

M

 

Night

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Paradise Beach Jeffrey’s Bay

Fishing

Leg lacerated by hooked shark SPI

SandTiger

88

17-Feb-1984

George Buckland

M

33

09h00

South Africa

KZN

Shark tank at Oceanographic Research Insitute Durban

Scuba Diving

Punctures in wetsuit & left arm bruised by captive shark SPI

Dusky

60

12-Feb-1984

 

 

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

St. George’s Strand

 

Fatal - Human remains recovered evidence of scavenging by shark/s

 

 

05-Jan-1984

Robert Tennent

M

14

09h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Alfred

Swimming

Foot bitten

SandTiger

40

04-Jan-1984

female

F

14

 

South Africa

KZN

Umlaas Canal

 

Fatal - Remains recovered 1-4-1984 showed evidence of defense wounds

 

 

22-Dec-1983

Colin Biggs

M

16

12h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Great Fish River

Swimming

Left calf ankle & foot lacerated

 

 

21-Dec-1983

Jack Heydenrych

M

47

08h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Swimming

Shin lacerated

SandTiger

40

07-Dec-1983

male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

LaMercy

Swimming

Two feet found in shark postmortem scavenging

Bull

66

10-Nov-1983

Pradisha Chanderpaul

F

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Tongaat

Swimming

Fatal - Probable drowning and scavenging

 

 

20-Aug-1983

Attie Louw

M

29

10h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Seal Island False Bay

Spearfishing

Inner thighs lacerated

White

200

15-Jul-1983

Ward Walkup

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Seal Point Cape St. Francis

Surfing

Left arm injured by shark's tail as it swam beneath his board

 

136

12-Apr-1983

Peter S. Venter

M

27

19h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Bonza Bay

Fishing

Foot punctured

SandTiger

60

02-Apr-1983

white male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Mpande

 

Survived

 

 

30-Mar-1983

Warren Johnson

M

17

11h15

South Africa

KZN

Scottburgh

Spearfishing

Right calf lacerated

Bull

72

22-Mar-1983

Ian Johnson

M

 

12h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Surfing

No injury board bitten

Blacktip

 

20-Feb-1983

Peter Swart

M

16

12h30

South Africa

KZN

Mtunzini

Paddleskiing

Puncture wounds in buttocks

 

120

15-Jan-1983

black male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

 

Fatal -

 

 

10-Jan-1983

Richard Crewe

M

22

18h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Muizenberg

Windsurfing

Left foot lacerated

 

 

08-Jan-1983

Phillip de Bruyn

M

32

13h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Holbaai

Spearfishing

No injury rammed by shark

White

 

00-xxx-1983

Gordon Harmer

M

13

13h20

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Queensberry Bay

Treading water

No injury surboard flung into air & dented

 

 

30-Sep-1982

Russell Lindsay

M

16

16h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Surfing

No injury pressure ding on surfboard

 

 

30-Sep-1982

Howard Fawkes

M

16

14h50

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Surfing

No Injury surfboard bitten

White

112

29-Aug-1982

Verenia Keet

F

18

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Langebaan

Swimming

Left knee lower leg & foot bitten

 

 

24-Jul-1982

Brian ‘Archie’ Plumb

M

38

16h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon East London

Paddleskiing

No injury ski bitten

White

96

29-Jun-1982

Alex Macun

M

27

09h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Ntlonyana Bay

Surfing

Fatal -

White

96

17-Feb-1982

J. Jordaan

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Fishing

Leg bitten above ankle

 

 

00-Feb-1982

J. Jordaan

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Fishing

Leg bitten above ankle by hooked shark taken aboard skiboat SPI

 

 

29-Jan-1982

Jeffrey Phillips-Page

M

20

16h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Mpekeweni

Swimming

Right shin & toe lacerated

SandTiger

 

19-Oct-1981

Callie Van Aswegan

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Hand in mouth

Hand lacerated SPI

White

137

18-Jul-1981

Barry Van Der Helm

M

32

10h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Surfing

7 lacerations in right foot

Bull

72

03-Jul-1981

John Wilson

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Clansthal

 

Calf lacerated UNCONFIRMED REPORT

 

 

20-May-1981

Mark Jury

M

27

08h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Surfing

No Injury Shark & board collided. No injury but board was dented

SandTiger

 

10-May-1981

John Dunser

M

19

14h45

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

King’s Beach

Surfing

No Injury board bitten

SandTiger

100

07-May-1981

Crewman of Taiwanese tuna boat Sin Shih Ki II

M

 

 

South Africa

Northern Cape Province

Walvis Bay

Finning Shark

Lacerations SPI

 

 

05-May-1981

Simon Hammerton

M

24

09h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Ntlonyane Bay

Surfing

Left leg bitten surgically amputated

Tiger

84

19-Feb-1981

Richard Guy

M

30

17h20

South Africa

KZN

Umtentweni

Swimming

Foot lacerated

Dusky

 

01-Jan-1981

Moonsamy Dayalan

M

23

 

South Africa

KZN

Widenham

Swimming

Fatal - Probable drowning & scavenging

Tiger

60

12-30-1980

Noel Yates

M

25

17h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Paddleskiing

No injury ski bitten

 

140

17-Nov-1980

Baba Sibaya

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Mnini

Swimming

Fatal - Probable drowning & scavenging

 

 

15-May-1980

Eric Stedman

M

22

08h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Fuller’s Bay

Surfing

No injury board bitten

 

72

29-Mar-1980

Ray Booth

M

52

 

South Africa

KZN

Umdhloti

Freediving

Fatal -

Tiger

 

11-Mar-1980

Frederik Mannetjies Oom Binneman

M

61

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Velddrif

Fishing

Leg lacerated by netted shark SPI

Hammerhead

60

31-Jan-1980

Shaun Wright

M

24

14h45

South Africa

KZN

Ballito

Body Boarding

Both hands & heel of left foot lacerated right foot severed

White

108

15-Jan-1980

Les Winkworth

M

29

05h00

South Africa

KZN

Anstey’s

Spearfishing

No injury rammed & catapulted from the water by shark after he shot at it & missed SPI

Bull

84

13-Jan-1980

Peter Clarke

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Sardinia Bay

Swimming

Abrasion

Hammerhead

 

10-Jan-1980

Andy Austin

M

25

18h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

King’s Beach

Swimming

3 small punctures on arm

SandTiger

84

00-xxx-1980

Sean Mitchley

M

20

13h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Bonza Bay

Spearfishing

No injury; shark made threat display and impaled itself on spear

 

84

21-Dec-1979

Carl Shemaly

M

18

16h20

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kenton-on-Sea

Swimming

Shin lacerated

 

 

12-Nov-1979

skiboat occupants: Gustav Boettger Clive Mason Keith Murrison & Sweis Olivier

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

Shark Fishing

No injury to occupants; hooked shark tore out part of transom bit skeg of motor and snapped the steel trace SPI

White

196

22-Oct-1979

Willie Dorfling

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Algoa Bay

Fishing

Bitten below right knee by hooked shark pulled onboard skiboat SPI

SandTiger

88

05-May-1979

Piet Boonzaaier

M

25

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Hangklip False Bay

Spearfishing

Shark rammed diver after he shot it in the head SPI

White

100

03-May-1979

Alan Edly Symons

M

 

12h00

South Africa

KZN

Mbibi

Scuba Diving

Fatal - (presumed) pieces of shark-bitten wetsuit washed ashore but no body was recovered

 

 

01-Mar-1979

Fishing boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Seal Island

 

No Injury

 

 

21-Feb-1979

Charles Kantor

M

19

13h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Alfred

Surfing

Punctures on left thigh

 

78

12-Dec-1978

Phillip 'Flip' Steenkamp

M

23

16h45

South Africa

KZN

Sodwana

Spearfishing

Fatal - legs bitten

White

88

21-Oct-1978

Mr. Kuppasamy

M

 

Dusk

South Africa

KZN

Fishing camp St. Lucia Estuary

Fishing

Fatal - Scavenged or Fatal (may have involved foul play)

Tiger

118

27-Sep-1978

Erik Lombard

M

27

16h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Miller's Point False Bay

Spearfishing

No injury shark took his catch then towed & pushed diver through the water

White

144

05-Mar-1978

6 m skiboat occupants: P.A. Reeder & crew

 

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Gulu Deep East London

 

No injury to occupants; shark rammed boat 4 times bit engine & cracked the hull

 

 

19-Feb-1978

Nicky Alberts

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Miller's Point False Bay

Diving

No injury rammed by shark

White

 

07-Jan-1978

Laurence Evans

M

17

12h45

South Africa

KZN

Glenashley

Surfing

Left leg ankle & foot bitten

Blacktip

 

06-Jan-1978

 

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Cape Vidal

 

Fatal - Human head recovered from shark’s gut probable drowning / scavenging

Tiger

120

19-Dec-1977

Kim Pearce

M

18

10h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Qolera River

Surfing

Both legs bitten 2 days later gangrene necessitated surgical amputation of left leg at mid-thigh

Tiger

120

00-Dec-1977

boat occupant: Danie Schoeman

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar False Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupant: shark bit boat's port chine

White

120

12-Nov-1977

male

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Klein River Lagoon

Standing

Shark lacerated his hand when he grabbed it by the tail SPI

 

72

30-Oct-1977

Andre Hartman

M

25

16h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Bluegums Rock Partridge Point

Spearfishing

No injury shark bit speargun & pushed diver through the water

White

200

19-Aug-1977

Boat occupants

M

 

13h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Off Macassar Beach

Fishing

Shark leapt into boat, pinning Mamacos beneath and fracturing his pelvis, then trashed the boat rendering it inoperable

White

 

26-May-1977

5 m skiboat Graanjan occupants: Rudy van Graan Jan de Waal Lombard

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

13 km off Knysna

Fishing

Lombard's thigh was lacerated by shark that leapt into boat

Mako

90

17-Mar-1977

Dr. Rolf Johan Lund

M

31

17h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Lappiesbaai Beach Stilbaai

Swimming

Right foot bitten

 

 

27-Nov-1976

Geoffrey Kirkam Spence

M

19

16h05

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Clifton

Splashing

Torso bitten

White

120

06-Nov-1976

boat occupant: Danie Schoeman

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

Shark Fishing

No injury to occupants. Hooked shark bit boat's transom SPI

White

190

27-Oct-1976

7 m skiboat Alrehmah III occupants: Adolph Schlechter & 3 friends

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Gordon’s Bay

 

No injury to occupants shark leapt on bow of boat

White

 

06-Oct-1976

Marshall Flanagan

M

20

11h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cape St. Francis

Surfing

Left thigh lacerated

White

140

02-May-1976

6 m skiboat occupants: Terry McManus Dan Clark and Blackie Swart

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

40 km off Cape Point

Fishing

No Injury Shark following hooked fish rammed & holed boat

Mako

110

12-Mar-1976

boat occupants: Jacob Kruger & crew

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Robberg Point

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark buckled prop shaft

Whale Shark

 

09-Mar-1976

5 m skiboat; Stephanie

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

2 km from Macassar False Bay

 

No Injury Shark breached hull of boat

White

 

02-Mar-1976

5 m skiboat Stephanie occupants: Fanie Schoeman and Brigadier Bronkhorst

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

2 km from Macassar False Bay

 

No Injury Shark leapt into boat hitting Fanie Schoeman on his back before sliding into the sea

White

 

03-Feb-1976

6 m boat Suki Saki occupants: E.C. Landells & 2 friends

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar False Bay

Shark watching

No injury to occupants shark rammed bow driving its head into the hull

White

99

13-Jan-1976

6 m catamaran occupants: Peter Robertson Beauchamp Robertson Gerald Spence & 3 crew

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Hartenbos

Fishing

No injury to occupants After shark was harpooned & shot it holed the boat SPI

 

156

00-Jan-1976

7 m fishing boat Metoo occupants: Nicky & Paul Goles & 4 friends

 

 

07h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Kalk Bay

Fishing

No Injury Hooked shark leapt onboard & into fish well which it smashed SPI

White

120

19-Nov-1975

Michael van den Berg

M

33

10h00

South Africa

KZN

South Beach Durban

Standing

Left foot lacerated

Dusky

 

00-Sep-1975

Tony Meehan

M

21

 

South Africa

KZN

Richards Bay

Paddleskiing

Right foot & ankle lacerated

 

48

17-Aug-1975

David Robertson

M

19

13h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Cape St. Francis

Surfing

Left leg & surfboard bitten

White

96

18-Apr-1975

Indian male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

Fatal - Probable drowning / scavenging

 

 

07-Apr-1975

Kevin Thompson

M

 

Afternoon

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Millers Point

Spearfishing

No injury rammed by shark

White

 

29-Mar-1975

Indian male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Tongaat

Swimming

Fatal - Probable drowning / scavenging

White

 

09-Mar-1975

Frans Swanepoel

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Boggomsbaai Mossel Bay

Shark Fishing

Left leg bitten SPI

 

60

23-Feb-1975

Bretton Russell Jones

M

16

10h55

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks Amanzimtoti

Surfing

Foot severed

 

60

14-Feb-1975

hobiecat occupants: Judy Lambert & a friend

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Plettenburg Bay

 

No Injury Shark bit rudder & hull

Mako

120

01-Feb-1975

Gerhard Visser

M

12

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Beespens False Bay

Fishing

Foot bitten by shark he was gaffing SPI

Copper

88

20-Apr-1974

Andre Hartman

M

22

Evening

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Arniston

Spearfishing

Left knee lacerated

SandTiger

60

14-Apr-1974

Simon Parkin

M

19

15h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Glengariff

Standing

Lower right leg lacerated

 

 

13-Apr-1974

Mike Van Schoor

M

24

10h30

South Africa

KZN

Bay of Plenty

Wading

Injury to left leg caused by surfboard not shark according to lifesavers

 

 

04-Apr-1974

Anthony Kenneth Baker

M

17

16h30

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks Amanzimtoti

Surfing

Right foot lacerated

Dusky

 

21-Mar-1974

James Arthur Gurr

M

21

16h30

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

Surfing

No injury surfboard bitten

 

72

00-Mar-1974

skiboat occupant: Danie Schoeman

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

Fishing

No injury to occupant but a shark chasing a hooked fish holed his boat above the waterline

White

196

14-Feb-1974

skiboat occupants: Danie & Fanie Schoeman

 

 

Night

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

Fishing

No injury shark leapt into boat & bit one of the boat's seats

White

 

13-Feb-1974

Damon Kendrick

M

14

19h00

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks Amanzimtoti

Swimming

Right calf removed leg surgically amputated below the knee

 

 

13-Feb-1974

Joe Kool

M

19

19h00

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks Amanzimtoti

Swimming

Right shin lacerated

 

 

00-Feb-1974

Danie Schoeman

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

Fishing

No injury to occupant, but a shark chasing a hooked fish holed his boat above the waterline

White

180

00-Feb-1974

Danie & Fanie Schoeman

 

 

Night

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

Fishing

No injury, shark leapt into boat & bit one of the boat's seats

White

 

13-Jan-1974

James Viljoen

M

42

 

South Africa

KZN

Cape Vidal

Sitting

2 minor lacerations in foot

SandTiger

42

07-Jan-1974

Cornelius “Les” Pyper

M

33

14h10

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

Swimming

Knee & calf lacerated

 

88

29-Sep-1973

male

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Mission Rocks

Towed

Fatal - thigh bitten

 

 

00-Mar-1973

Kevin Cole

M

26

Morning

South Africa

KZN

Scottburgh

Spearfishing

Hip bruised

Dusky

78

21-Jan-1973

C. Thackwray

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

Fishing

Hooked & gaffed shark bit his right elbow SPI

 

42

00-xxx-1973

Gordon Harmer

M

13

08h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Queensberry Bay

Surfing

No Injury - surboard flung into air & dented

 

 

31-Dec-1972

Charles Lubbe

M

29

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Millers Point

Treading water

Lower left leg & foot bitten

 

 

24-Dec-1972

Johan Brink

M

 

09h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Hartenbos

Swimming

No injury swim fin bitten

White

120

01-Jan-1972

Jacob Nkomo

M

20

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

St. George’s Strand

Swimming

Fatal - coroner's Verdict: Death presumably through shark attack & drowning

 

 

01-Jan-1971

Janie Pelser

F

30

20h00

South Africa

KZN

Kosi Bay

Sitting

Foot bitten

Bull

 

16-Dec-1971

Cheryl Teague

F

16

14h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Fish Hoek False Bay

Swimming

Right forearm bitten

White

120

14-Oct-1971

Werner Bayer

M

25

Evening

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Swimming

Wrist & hand lacerated

 

78

30-Jun-1971

Gideon Scheltema

M

21

15h35

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Surfing

Leg & surfboard bitten

White

120

11-Apr-1971

Theo Klein

M

50

11h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Buffels Bay

Swimming

Fatal - multiple bites

White

 

15-Jun-1970

Anand Govindsamy

M

25

16h00

South Africa

KZN

Shark tank Oceanographic Research Institute Durban

Scuba Diving

2 cm laceration on knee SPI

SandTiger

84

29-Dec-1968

John Domoney

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Port St. John's

Freediving

No injury

 

 

02-Dec-1968

Chris Van Niekerk

M

28

 

South Africa

KZN

Bluff Durban

Spearfishing

No injury left elbow & torso bumped by sharks

Hammerhead

 

00-Dec-1968

Jasper Gwynn

M

30

 

South Africa

KZN

 

 

No injury

 

 

06-Nov-1968

fishing boat occupants: Simon Hlope & 4 other men

M

22

 

South Africa

KZN

Ramsgate

Fishing

Shark leapt into boat landed on Hlope's back then bit his left forearm

Blackfin

 

25-Mar-1968

Almon Mtiyane

M

35

Afternoon

South Africa

KZN

Richards Bay

Wading

Left thigh lacerated

 

66

30-Dec-1967

Brian Pearson

M

22

14h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Surfing

Right ankle & foot bitten

 

66

00-Nov-1967

female

F

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Brighton Beach

 

Fatal - Bones and brightly colored bangles recovered from shark’s gut

Tiger

125

19-Mar-1967

Len Jones

M

32

06h50

South Africa

KZN

Paradise Reef

Spearfishing

Punctures in right buttock & thigh abrasion on right forearm

White

120

00-Mar-1967

Stephanie (boat)

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Macassar

 

No Injury

 

 

27-Jan-1967

Lobster boat occupants: Mr. P. Valentine & Mr. J. van Schalkwyk

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Melkbosstrand

Fishing

No Injury Holed & sank boat 1 man flung into water but ignored by the shark

White

 

22-Jan-1967

Ian Gerricke

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Whittle Rock False Bay

Spearfishing

No injury shark bit support boat removing pieces of wood after Gerricke shot it SPI

SandTiger

84

03-Jan-1967

Sinsa

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Keiskamma River mouth

Raft

Fatal - leg severed

 

 

27-Aug-1966

trawler Jacoba occupant Jan van der Bent

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

Shark Fishing

No attack no injury to occupant: netted shark bit nets in the water

 

110

29-Jan-1966

John Campbell

M

33

Afternoon

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Strandfontein Beach

Shark Fishing

Left leg lacerated by hooked shark SPI

Copper

 

11-Jan-1966

Robin Michael Long

M

16

09h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Riet River

Standing

Right calf lacerated

Bull

65

09-Jan-1966

Dennis Vorster

M

15

14h00

South Africa

KZN

Umkomaas

Body surfing

Lower legs bitten

 

76

14-Feb-1965

Geoffrey Walter Black

M

25

15h00

South Africa

KZN

Amatikulu

Treading water

Abdomen buttock thigh arm & hand bitten

 

72

23-Jan-1965

Ronald Bowers

M

22

13h00

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Lifesaving

No injury ski bitten

White

144

16-Jan-1965

A.W.F. Patterson

M

20

16h40

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Body surfing

Right thigh punctured

 

 

00-xxx-1965

 

 

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Pollock Beach

Bathing

No details

 

 

25-Dec-1964

W. A. Strijdom

M

19

17h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Alfred

Swimming

Hand ankle & calf lacerated

SandTiger

 

31-Oct-1964

Robin Clausen

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Umkomaas

Surf fishing

Right leg bitten while attempting to gaff hooked shark SPI

 

 

16-Jul-1964

Len Jones

M

30

 

South Africa

KZN

Island Rock

 

No injury shark charged & impaled itself on spear

Bull

 

08-Jul-1964

Dr. J. J. Marais

M

52

 

South Africa

KZN

Island Rock

Spearfishing

Fatal - Remains recovered probable drowning and scavenging

 

 

02-Jun-1964

Dawood Pili

M

40

17h00

South Africa

KZN

Port Edward

Swimming

Fatal - Skeletonized except for head & feet. Possibly a drowning / scavenging

 

 

08-Feb-1954

Alan Saffery

M

25

08h45

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Muizenberg

Body Boarding

Right ankle lacerated

White

60

23-Jan-1964

John Carlson

M

39

16h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Body surfing

Heel & ankle bitten

 

 

22-Jan-1964

Gerald Holder

M

17

11h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Standing

Heel bitten

 

 

21-Jan-1964

Motor boat occupants: Quintus Du Toit J.H. van Heerden & J.P. Marais

 

 

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

20 m from shore at Strand

 

No injury to occupants shark holed boat

White

140

01-Jan-1964

Jakobus Christiaan Steyn

M

 

19h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Diving

Lacerations and puncture wounds in right arm

 

86

29-Dec-1963

Barbara Elsa Strauss

F

20

14h00

South Africa

KZN

Shaka’s Rock

Standing

Right hand & foot severed thigh & buttock lacerated

Bull

72

26-Dec-1963

Ronnie De Wet

M

24

15h00

South Africa

KZN

Umhlanga Rocks

Swimming

Lower leg bitten & foot severed leg surgically amputated below knee

 

72

25-Dec-1963

Chester Wienand

M

18

15h45

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Gonubie River Mouth

Swimming

Fatal - shoulders arms abdomen & foot bitten

 

 

22-Dec-1963

Desmond Woodhams

M

13

18h30

South Africa

KZN

Next to West Street groyne Durban

Shark Fishing

Foot lacerated SPI

Dusky

42

20-Dec-1963

Cornelius G. Coetzee

M

 

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Hartenbos

Spearfishing

Foot lacerated

White

65

20-Dec-1963

Matangusa Mzize

M

15

12h40

South Africa

KZN

Umvoti

Splashing

Fatal - arm severed leg bitten

Bull

125

17-Apr-1963

Errol Fourie

M

15

12h45

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

Swimming

Buttock bitten

 

 

22-Jan-1963

boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

False Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupant shark leapt inside boat

 

60

12-Jan-1963

Yael Mankowitz

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Humewood

Fishing

Foot bitten by shark hooked & taken on boat SPI

 

56

11-Jan-1963

Barry E. Blackmore

M

27

12h15

South Africa

KZN

Peace Cottage Umdhloti

Freediving

Lacerations & punctures on left forearm

 

42

06-Jan-1963

Clive Passmore

M

24

16h00

South Africa

KZN

Selection Reef Umdhloti

Spearfishing

Lacerations to right arm

Bull

84

00-xxx-1963

2 women

F

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Redhouse

 

No Injury Never happened;

 

 

30-Dec-1962

A. B. Lofty Roets

M

 

10h30

South Africa

KZN

Shark tank at Oceanographic Research Institute

Scuba Diving

Captive shark bit air hose & minor lacerations on diver's cheek SPI

Dusky

42

00-Dec-1962

boat Swift occupants: Dolly Samuels & 8 other men

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Swartklip

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark jumped onboard knocking 2 anglers onto the deck

 

82

28-Oct-1962

Noel Holliday

M

30

15h00

South Africa

KZN

Paradise Reef

Spearfishing

Arm lacerated (minor injury)

 

 

23-Aug-1962

4 m dinghy occupants: Cecil Holmes Chris Augustyn & Allen Varley

 

 

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Robbesteen

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark hit boat lifting it from the water bit & dented propeller

 

174

21-Jun-1962

2.4 m rowboat occupants: Edgar Brown Jerry Welz & Cornelius Stakenburg

 

 

21h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Millers Point False Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark charged boat then 2

 

114

07-Apr-1962

John Blane

M

13

11h30

South Africa

KZN

Umhlali

Wading

Left ankle & foot bitten

Bull

48

05-Apr-1962

4.8 m skiboat occupants: C. Crockroft & 3 men

 

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

East London

Fishing

No Injury Hooked shark bit boat SPI

 

190

07-Feb-1962

Clifford Hoogvorst

M

22

09h00

South Africa

KZN

Winkelspruit

Swimming

Fatal - calf bitten twice

 

 

05-Feb-1962

Reece Nielsen

M

13

16h20

South Africa

KZN

Winkelspruit

Treading water

Fatal - tissue removed from thigh femoral artery severed

White

118

18-Jan-1962

Jacobus Vermaak

M

40

13h10

South Africa

KZN

Margate

Fishing

Fatal - Possible drowning / post mortem scavenging

Bull

 

06-Jan-1962

4.8 m boat Peggy occupants: John Oktober L.A. van Zyl and 4 others

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

6 km off Groot Brak River

Fishing

No Injury Shark rammed boat 5 times & holed it

 

 

28-Dec-1961

Glynn Wessels

M

18

16h50

South Africa

KZN

Umhlanga Rocks

Treading water

Lower right leg & ankle bitten

Bull

 

18-Apr-1961

Kelvin Harvey

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Elizabeth Oceanarium

Diving

No Injury Shark bit swimfin after diver kicked shark SPI

Yellowbelly

78

07-Mar-1961

Johannes J. Rickert

M

44

 

South Africa

KZN

St. Lucia

Fishing

Landed shark in boat bit his left leg SPI

Bull

58

12-Feb-1961

Carl Derrick Benzoin

M

27

Evening

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Sea Point

Spearfishing

Torso bruised & abraded

 

60

01-Feb-1961

Geoffrey Zimmerman

M

14

14h50

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nahoon

Swimming

Fatal - multiple injuries to both legs feet & left arm

 

84

25-Jan-1961

dinghy occupants: Willem & Jan Groenwald

 

 

 

South Africa

 

Frikkies Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark took a gaffed fish they were bringing aboard & hit their boat

 

180

22-Jan-1961

Michael Murphy

M

15

14h20

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

Swimming

Left thigh bitten

Tiger

 

06-Jan-1961

Michael Land

M

13

19h35

South Africa

KZN

Winkelspruit

Standing

Right foot leg and hand bitten

White

 

03-Jan-1961

Peter Hendricks

M

25

15h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Strandfontein

Standing

Lower left leg bitten abrasions on back of right leg

 

 

03-Jan-1961

 

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Palm Beach

 

Fatal - Human remains (patella & remnants of black swim suit) found in shark

SandTiger

120

24-Dec-1960

Serame Petrus Sithole

M

25

16h30

South Africa

KZN

Margate

Swimming

Fatal - legs severed

White

120

00-Nov-1960

7.5 m boat occupants: 8 men

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

5 km from Gordon’s Bay False Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark bit 45 cm hole in hull

White

 

24-Oct-1960

boat occupants: 2 fishermen

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Jacobs Bay Reef Saldanha Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupants shark rammed & bit boat

White

156

00-Oct-1960

boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

False Bay

Fishing

No Injury Shark rammed boat breaching its hull

White

 

30-Apr-1960

Mike Hely

M

16

15h35

South Africa

KZN

Amanzimtoti

Treading water

Multiple major injuries

White

84

20-Apr-1960

P. Wagener

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Alfred

Fishing

Gaffed shark bit his ankle SPI

SandTiger

110

00-Apr-1960

5 m skiboat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Saldanha Bay

Fishing

No Injury Shark rammed boat & bit transom

White

 

01-Jan-1960

Mrs. Burman

F

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Muizenberg

Standing

Left leg bitten by shark that escaped net SPI

 

 

00-xxx-1960

Joyce Greig

F

 

11h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kei River Mouth

Wading

Heel lacerated hand lacerated & abraded

 

84

15-Nov-1959

boat Sea Hawk occupants: R. Roberts & 4 others

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Swartklip False Bay

Fishing

R. Roberts' leg was bruised when shark leapt into boat

Thresher

144

30-May-1959

Tony Dicks

M

23

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Bird Island Algoa Bay

Spearfishing

No injury diver shot shark & it bit his speargun SPI

White

108

01-Feb-1959

Raymond Vermaak

M

14

14h45

South Africa

KZN

Port Shepstone

Treading water

Leg severed below knee

 

78

15-Jan-1959

Fanie Schreuder

M

18

16h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Melkbaai

Swimming

Thigh & both wrists lacerated

White

76

23-Dec-1958

Barry Geldenhuys

M

14

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Melkbaai False Bay

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

05-Apr-1958

Fay Jones Bester

F

28

11h10

South Africa

KZN

Uvongo

Surfing

Fatal -

 

120

03-Apr-1958

Nicholaas Badenhorst

M

29

13h30

South Africa

KZN

Port Edward

Swimming

Fatal - arm severed above elbow abdomen & leg bitten

 

120

09-Jan-1958

Derryck Garth Prinsloo

M

42

07h30

South Africa

KZN

Scottburgh

Standing

Fatal - mauled below waist femoral artery severed

White

150

00-xxx-1958

ski-boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Plettenberg Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupants; shark bit propeller

White

 

00-xxx-1958

young Zulu male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

MaKakatana River

Fishing

Fatal - right leg severed above knee

 

 

30-Dec-1957

Julia Painting

F

14

12h40

South Africa

KZN

Margate

Standing

Left arm severed torso bitten thigh lacerated many abrasions

 

72

26-Dec-1957

Donald Webster

M

20

10h30

South Africa

KZN

Splash Rock Port Edward

Skindiving

Lacerations on head & neck

 

 

23-Dec-1957

Vernon James Berry

M

23

16h23

South Africa

KZN

Margate

Floating

Fatal - right arm broken & stripped of flesh left hand severed above wrist lower abdomen buttocks & thigh bitten

 

12

20-Dec-1957

Allan Green

M

15

16h00

South Africa

KZN

Uvongo

Standing

Fatal - multiple severe injuries

 

 

18-Dec-1957

Robert Wherley

M

16

17h00

South Africa

KZN

Karridene

Body surfing

Left leg severed at knee part of left thigh removed

 

 

05-Jan-1957

Sydney Victor Williams

M

12

 

South Africa

KZN

Umgeni River Mouth

Wading

Fatal -

 

 

27-Oct-1956

Graham Smith

M

29

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Glencairn False Bay

Freediving

Right heel lacerated & swim fin removed by shark

Mako

 

01-Aug-1956

Maximilliaan Roual Van Dam

M

23

Afternoon

South Africa

KZN

Chain Rocks Amanzimtoti

Freediving

No injury right swim fin bitten

 

 

15-Jan-1955

Zulu male

M

 

Afternoon

South Africa

KZN

A ford known as Brodies Coffin in St. Lucia Bay

Swimming

Fatal - leg bitten

 

 

04-Dec-1954

Graham Scott

M

16

11h00

South Africa

KZN

Rocket Hut Beach Durban

Swimming

Shallow lacerations on torso

 

 

30-Dec-1953

Mrs. G. Rautenbach

F

 

Morning

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Second Beach Port St. Johns

Swimming

Left calf lacerated

 

156

08-May-1952

Mr. Ristow

M

18

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Nelson’s Rock

 

Fatal - Possibly drowned remains found days later in shark’s gut

Bull

130

1952                
SHARK NETS INSTALLED IN DURBAN CITY
   

20-Jul-1952

black male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

 

 

29-Nov-1951

Harold Tait

M

23

13h00

South Africa

KZN

South Beach Durban

Swimming

Thigh bruised & abraded

White

72

28-Nov-1951

George Plowman

M

24

17h15

South Africa

KZN

Winkelspruit

Treading water

Leg severed below knee defense wounds on hand

White

96

15-Mar-1951

Heinrich Stapelberg

M

19

12h00

South Africa

KZN

South Beach Durban

Body surfing

Left foot lacerated

 

 

19-Feb-1951

Keith Huskisson

M

31

12h15

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port St. Johns

Body surfing

Leg bitten defense wounds on hands

 

110

21-Jan-1951

Hendrie Nkwazi

M

19

16h25

South Africa

KZN

Native Beach Durban

Swimming

Fatal - right thigh bitten leg severed at knee

 

 

24-May-1950

Dr. Leonard Read Tibbet

M

27

10h30

South Africa

KZN

Port Edward

Treading water

Left foot bitten

 

 

09-Apr-1950

male

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Off Port Elizabeth breakwater

Fishing

Shark bit foot removing 2 toes

 

100

26-Mar-1950

Mr. N. Wright

M

 

12h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Off bank of Ntshala River Morgan Bay

Wading

Ankle & foot lacerated defense wounds on hand

Spear Eye

65

08-Mar-1950

Brian Von Berg

M

20

18h50

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Lifesaving

Fatal -

 

 

11-Feb-1950

Clive Dumayne

M

14

14h30

South Africa

KZN

South Beach Durban

Body surfing

Fatal - body not recovered

White

144

00-Apr-1948

boat occupants P. Groenwald and others

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Gansbaai

Shark Fishing

Groenwald's arm lacerated by the shark SPI

 

 

00-xxx-1948

boat Marie

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

False Bay

Fishing

No injury to occupants boat holed by shark

 

 

14-Dec-1947

 

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

Fatal - Human remains found in shark possibly one of the crew of the wrecked fishing boat John Bull

Tiger

99

15-Jul-1947

Keith Dalldorf

M

20

Morning

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Swimming

Right thigh lacerated

 

 

21-Apr-1947

Aubrey Bill Nielsen

M

21

12h00

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Treading water

Ankle & shin lacerated

 

60

11-Apr-1947

Robert Douglas

M

14

17h30

South Africa

KZN

Rocket Hut Beach Durban

Body surfing

Thigh severely lacerated shin & calf lacerated

 

 

12-Mar-1947

Adam Johannes Kriel

M

18

16h10

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Wading

Hip abraded right calf severely lacerated

 

 

09-Mar-1947

Gabriel Botha a lifesaver

M

22

12h00

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Treading water

Lacerations on buttock & right foot

Blacktip

81

05-Jan-1947

Peter C. Knoop

M

18

15h50

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Treading water

Flexed left leg lacerated

 

62

16-Feb-1946

Ernest Tomson

M

21

16h00

South Africa

KZN

South Beach Durban

Treading water

Right arm severely lacerated

 

 

11-Feb-1946

Janardhan Rughoober Varma a lifesaver

M

18

09h15

South Africa

KZN

Battery Beach Durban

Swimming

Flexed right knee bitten

 

 

24-Jan-1946

Brian Gibson

M

15

17h15

South Africa

KZN

Battery Beach Durban

Treading water

Knee & calf lacerated

 

 

24-Jan-1946

Manduray a lifesaver

M

 

Afternoon

South Africa

KZN

Battery Beach Durban

Swimming

Foot severely lacerated

 

 

07-Jan-1946

Michael Anthony Hoffman

M

18

12h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

False Bay

Jump in water

Foot bitten

 

60

01-Jan-1946

Noel Buxton Redfern

M

24

Morning

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Pollock Beach Port Elizabeth

Body surfing

Calf lacerated

 

 

00-xxx-1946

4 boats

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Plettenberg Bay

 

 

 

 

00-xxx-1946

boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Table Bay

 

No Injury Shark holed and sank boat occupants rescued

 

 

07-Mar-1945

David Drummond

M

37

16h30

South Africa

KZN

Scottburgh

Wading

Right leg bitten knee to foot surgically amputated

Bull

 

20-Aug-1944

Dennis Nissen

M

19

14h00

South Africa

KZN

Margate

Swimming

Fatal - body not recovered

 

 

22-Jul-144

Albert Schmidt

M

17

16h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Hartenbos

Swimming

Fatal - body not recovered

White

 

26-Mar-1944

Gabriel Botha

M

18

17h30

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Treading water

Left thigh bitten

 

 

26-Mar-1944

Geoffrey Best

M

23

10h00

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Standing

Fatal - left thigh & calf bitten

 

 

14-Mar-1944

Richard D. Field

M

16

17h30

South Africa

KZN

Country Club Beach Durban

Treading water

Ankle severely lacerated

 

 

27-Feb-1944

Corporal N.S. LeBlanc

M

 

14h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

False Bay

Treading water

Foot & ankle lacerated

 

84

20-Jan-1944

Anthony Bunn

M

22

13h15

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Body surfing

Fatal - right thigh lacerated femoral artery severed

 

 

04-Jan-1944

Ronald Joel Selby

M

26

17h50

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Swimming

Fatal - leg bitten knee to ankle & posterior tibial artery severed; died of toxemia 2 days later

 

 

12-Dec-1943

James Crawford Matthews

M

17

11h30

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks Amazimtoti

Treading water

Fatal - abdomen buttock & thigh lacerated

 

 

21-Nov-1943

Richard Richardson

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kei River Mouth

Swimming

Right foot lacerated

 

 

21-Mar-1943

Eric Ridley

M

31

16h10

South Africa

KZN

North Beach Durban

Swimming

Fatal - thigh lacerated both calves bitten

 

 

28-Nov-1942

Sammy Levine & his pet parrot

M

 

09h30

South Africa

KZN

50 km off St. Lucia

Sea Disaster

192 survived but 750 perished. Many were taken by sharks including Levine

Oceanic

84

25-Nov-1942

E.W. Bilton

M

38

 

South Africa

KZN

Umkomaas

Swimming

Calf bitten leg surgically amputated

 

 

01-Nov-1942

Willem Johannes Bergh

M

18

12h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Clifton

Swimming

Fatal - body not recovered

White

204

00-xxx-1942

boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Simon’s Town

 

No injury to occupants boat rammed by shark

 

 

00-xxx-1942

boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Simon’s Town

 

 

 

258

20-Dec-1940

Desmond Chandley

M

17

10h00

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks South Coast

Swimming

Fatal - multiple injuries to legs & buttocks

 

 

31-Mar-1940

Joe Lees

M

25

11h00

South Africa

KZN

Danger Pool Winkelspruit South Coast

Treading water

Fatal - right thigh & calf bitten

White

 

22-Feb-1940

Leslie Plummer Lund

M

17

16h30

South Africa

KZN

Inyoni Rocks South Coast

Swimming

Fatal - left thigh & knee bitten

White

86

07-Jan-1940

Frederick Aubrey Hooper

M

18

16h00

South Africa

KZN

Warner Beach South Coast

Swimming

Fatal - leg & thigh bitten

 

96

00-xxx-1940

 

 

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kidd's Beach

Swimming

No details

 

 

00-xxx-1940

Indian female

F

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Winkelspruit

 

Fatal -

 

 

00-xxx-1940

female

F

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kowie River Mouth Port Alfred

Standing

Leg bitten

 

 

18-Jan-1938

George Parkin

M

13

 

South Africa

KZN

Vetch’s Pier Durban

Fishing

Leg bitten SPI

 

 

00-xxx-1938

black male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Bilanhlolo River Mouth Ramsgate

Swimming

Mauled

 

 

00-Jul-1936

10m boat Lucky Jim

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Cape Point

Fishing

No Injury Shark leapt onboard & into fishwell tossing a crew member Pepino in the sea

 

 

19-May-1935

male a spectator

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

North Pier Durban

Hand in mouth

Foot bitten required 1 week hospitalization SPI

White

90

01-Apr-1934

Zulu male

M

 

15h30

South Africa

KZN

Granny’s Pool Winkelspruit

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

01-Apr-1934

Alan Donald McArthur

M

12

12h00

South Africa

KZN

Danger Pool Winkelspruit

Swimming

Right thigh lacerated

 

 

00-xxx-1932

Manning Samuels

M

23

21h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kowie River Mouth Port Alfred

Fishing

Right shin calf and sole of foot lacerated

SandTiger

54

08-Apr-1930

male

M

17

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Bashee River

 

Fatal - Remains of drowning victim recovered from shark

Blue Fin

90

16-Jan-1930

Servy LeRoux

M

23

17h30

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Melkbaai False Bay

Swimming

Torso & arm bitten

White

179

00-xxx-1932

Mr. Gruner

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Elizabeth

Swimming

Leg severed

 

 

28-Jan-1928

Mrs. Hoskis

F

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Salt Vlei Port Alfred

 

Leg lacerated

 

 

00-Jan-1928

Patrick Desmond Lynch

M

18

11h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kei River mouth

Body surfing

Foot bitten

 

48

00-xxx-1928

N'gena Zakali

M

25

11h00

South Africa

KZN

Tugela River Mouth

Standing

Tissue of right thigh removed to the bone both thumbs & some fingers severed

 

 

28-Dec-1927

Ockert Stephanus Heyns

M

17

11h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Little Brak River

Swimming

Fatal - leg bitten

White

174

20-Jan-1927

Andrew I. Brown

M

 

11h45

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kidd’s Beach

Body surfing

Both thighs lacerated

SandTiger

60

26-Jan-1926

Mr. Bennett

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Hamburg

Swimming

Thigh lacerated

Blue

 

00-xxx-1926

Mr. Daniels

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Mossel Bay

Swimming

No details

 

 

29-Jan-1924

Johannes Karl Schultz

M

22

15h15

South Africa

KZN

South Beach Durban

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

25-Jan-1924

male

M

 

Afternoon

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

St. George’s Strand Port Elizabeth

Swimming

Foot lacerated

 

 

06-May-1922

Edward G. Pells

M

18

Morning

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Simon’s Town False Bay

Swimming

Abdomen & thigh bitten

White

144

00-xxx-1921

male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban Harbor

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

00-xxx-1921

male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Near the Post Office Durban Harbor

Bathing

Fatal -

 

 

03-Feb-1920

Thea Toft

F

18

17h30

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Zwartkops River

Floating

Abdomen bitten

 

 

00-xxx-1920

Zulu male

M

12

 

South Africa

KZN

Tugela River

Splashing

Thigh & buttocks bitten. Not known if he survived.

 

 

00-xxx-1914

Indian female

F

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

No details

 

 

19-Jul-1913

a young Scotsman

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

In front of the Beach Hotel Durban

Wading

Fatal - leg stripped of flesh

 

 

19-Jul-1913

a native fisherman

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

Fishing

Fatal -

 

 

04-May-1912

arm recovered from hooked shark

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

 

 

 

11-May-1911

James May

M

64

18h00

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Victoria Bay

Bathing

Fatal - partial remains recovered

 

 

01-May-1911

James Jantjes

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Victoria Bay

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

06-Mar-1909

The Captain’s wife

F

 

 

South Africa

South Atlantic Ocean

Possession Island

Sea Disaster

Fatal - Her shark-bitten body washed ashore probable drowning

 

 

31-Dec-1908

The son of Rabbi East

M

16

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Stillbaai

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

20-Jan-1906

Ramdayal

M

30

12h00

South Africa

KZN

Back Beach Durban

Washing

Fatal - hips & thigh bitten

 

90

31-Dec-1905

Eric Suppeman cabin boy on the Norwegian ship Blanca

M

 

Morning

South Africa

KZN

Back Beach Durban

Floating

Fatal - left torso buttocks thigh & foot bitten

 

96

06-Apr-1905

James Anderson

M

26

16h30

South Africa

KZN

Back Beach Durban

Swimming

Fatal - thigh bitten femoral artery severed

 

 

00-Apr-1902

Neil Sorenson

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Algoa Bay

Swimming

Fatal - Probable drowning & scavenging

 

 

19-Jan-1902

a soldier from the Natal Garrison

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

Fatal - Possible drowning & scavenging. Remains were recovered from the shark's gut

 

180

30-Jul-1901

John Hendrick Adrian Chandler a prisoner of war

M

29

14h15

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Windmill Beach

Swimming

Fatal - Right leg bitten & ankle severed right arm bitten bones fractured & nearly severed Fatal

White

 

14-Nov-1900

William Strathorn

M

30

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Three Anchor Bay

Swimming

Fatal - legs severed

 

 

27-Oct-1900

Amos Layzell

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Woodstock Beach Cape Town

Swimming

Fatal - Probable drowning & scavenging

 

 

00-xxx-1900

Mr. Gruner

M

 

Morning

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Elizabeth

Swimming

Leg severed

 

 

00-xxx-1899

 

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

Dangling feet in the water

Foot Severed

 

 

21-Jul-1897

a young Indian boy

M

 

Morning

South Africa

KZN

Back Beach Durban

Wading

Fatal -

 

 

29-Apr-1895

Sombutize

M

28

12h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Mzimvubu River

Swimming

Fatal - right arm lacerated

 

 

25-Jun-1894

Swedish male crewman from the Harry Mundahl

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Simons Town

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

14-May-1890

Joseph Lundy

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Port Elizabeth

 

Fatal - Forensic evidence indicated death resulted from drowning

 

 

00-xxx-1890

Zulu boy

M

 

15h30

South Africa

KZN

Cape Vidal

Bathing

Fatal - leg bitten foot partly severed

 

 

00-Feb-1888

male

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Mzimvubu River mouth

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

08-Feb-1887

boat

 

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Blaauwberg

 

No InjuryHarpooned shark bit boat causing it to ship water.

 

186

12-Jan-1887

Zangile

M

13

12h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Mzimvubu River 9.6 km from the sea

Swimming

Fatal - flesh removed hip to knee calf & heel bitten

 

 

28-Jan-1886

Mr. Rodwell

M

 

07h00

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

South Jetty Port Elizabeth

Jump in water

Chest & buttocks bitten leftleg severed at knee

 

 

01-Jan-1886

Dr. James Woolby

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Groot River

Swimming

Fatal - Threw up his hands shrieked and disappeared. Partial remains washed ashore the next day

 

 

28-Mar-1885

boat occupant: Mr. Anderson

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Kokstad District

Fishing

No injury to occupant rammed oar in shark's mouth and it bit the oar SPI

 

120

10-Mar-1884

rowboat occupant: Louis Beyers

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Swartkops River mouth

Rowing

No injury to occupant shark seized oar and disappeared with it.

 

99

16-Jan-1884

Mr. Meyer

M

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

South Jetty Port Elizabeth

Swimming

Fatal -

 

 

13-Feb-1878

an Arab who had been with Stanley when he met Livingstone

M

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Olifantbos Point

Sea Disaster

Fatal - shark removed large part of his hip

 

 

04-Jan-1877

Anno Toosegir a Malagasy crewman from the 130-ton brig Sea Nymph

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

 

Although his body was bitten by a shark/s bruises on his neck & face suggested foul play

 

 

10-Aug-1875

 

 

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Back Beach Durban

 

Fatal - Press reported that shark was caught with human remains in its gut

 

112

05-Feb-1863

Mr. J. Canham

M

26

 

South Africa

KZN

Back Beach Durban

Swimming

Fatal - Shark caught 9 days later contained human remains thought to be those of Canham

 

126

02-Jun-1862

male

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban Harbor

 

Very severe wounds

 

 

05-May-1862

Mr. Cummings

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban

Bathing

Lacerations

 

 

24-May-1852

Mr. Messum's servant

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban Bay

Sw imming

Fatal -

 

 

26-Feb-1852

 

M

 

01h50

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Danger Point

Sea Disaster

Fatal -.

White

 

00-xxx-1963

woman

F

 

 

South Africa

Eastern Cape Province

Kowie Port Alfred

 

Said to have survived

 

 

00-xxx-0000

Madelaine Dalton

F

 

 

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Arniston

Wading

Ankle bitten

 

 

00-xxx-0000

Indian boy

M

 

 

South Africa

KZN

Durban Harbor

Swimming

Fatal - leg severed

 

 

00-xxx-0000

Christian Eckhoff

M

 

 

South Africa near Tonga

260 miles South/west of Tonga

Minerwa Reef

Spearfishing

Lacerations on Left arm - shark came around to the right side and also bit weight belt.

Grey Reef

60