The Sharks have loaned Khaya Majola, Rowan Gouws, S'bura Sithole and Stephan Coetzee to the Kings for the upcoming PRO14 season.
Loose forward Majola, scrum-half Gouws, utility back Sithole and hooker Coetzee joined the Kings on Monday, whilst Andrew du Plessis will be joining the Griffons in the coming days.
Sharks Head Coach Robert du Preez said: “With healthy competition in most positions and the need for continuity in a short competition like the Currie Cup, there are players who will unfortunately not get game time.
“This decision was taken in the best interests of the players concerned. They will now have an opportunity to get valuable game time as well as participate in a new tournament, against new opposition in venues they have never played in before.
“We wish them every success and look forward to watching them progress in the Pro 14”, he added.
The Sharks also announced that scrum-half Hanco Venter has requested an early release from his contract to pursue other opportunities.