8-Day ‘Sardine Run Adventure’, South Africa

The annual Sardine Run takes place in June & July.

This is one of nature’s most spectacular displays & being involved in all the action is truly an amazing experience. The shoals of sardines, which are kilometers in length, attract thousands of predators: birds, dolphins, game fish, seals, whales and sharks in an amazing feeding frenzy.

Day 1 – Arrive Durban — Transfer Port St. Johns — Overnight Port St. Johns.
Your adventure begins when you arrive at Durban International Airport . You will be met by Craig and Dave and transferred [about 5-hours] to our accommodation, situated on the river banks at Port St. Johns. The upmarket log-cabins overlook the river and have en-suite facilities. In the evening we enjoy a BBQ [known locally as a braai] where you will get to know the group and your guide.

Day 2 – Full Day Sardine Run Action — Overnight Port St. Johns.
We receive updates about the Sardine Run movements, launch the RIB close to the action and the chase begins! We spend the day out at sea, enthralled by the action above and below the water, getting up close and personal with many of the oceans creatures. Again, because of the speed at which the shoals travel and the dynamic nature of the following predators, we often spend most of our time in the water free diving resorting to scuba when conditions are optimal. Throughout the day the water erupts with bait balls created by the passing predators and we get the chance to see it all. In the afternoon we return to shore to relax or enjoy the local activities. Overnight Port St. Johns , South Africa .

Day 3 – Full Day Sardine Run Action — Overnight Port St. Johns.
We receive updates about the Sardine Run movements. After breakfast we launch and we spend the day out at sea enjoying the action and getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal including birds, dolphins, game fish, whales and sharks. In the afternoon we return to shore to relax or enjoy the local activities. Overnight Port St. Johns , South Africa .

Day 4 – Full Day Sardine Run Action — Overnight Port St. Johns.
We receive updates about the Sardine Run movements. After breakfast we launch and we spend the day out at sea enjoying the action and getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal including birds, dolphins, game fish, whales and sharks. In the afternoon we return to shore to relax or enjoy the local activities. Overnight Port St. Johns , South Africa .

Day 5 – Full Day Sardine Run Action — Overnight Port St. Johns.
We receive updates about the Sardine Run movements. After breakfast we launch and we spend the day out at sea enjoying the action and getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal including birds, dolphins, game fish, whales and sharks. In the afternoon we return to shore to relax or enjoy the local activities. Overnight Port St. Johns , South Africa .

Day 6 – Full Day Sardine Run Action — Overnight Port St. Johns.
We receive updates about the Sardine Run movements. After breakfast we launch and we spend the day out at sea enjoying the action and getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal including birds, dolphins, game fish, whales and sharks. In the afternoon we return to shore to relax or enjoy the local activities. Overnight Port St. Johns , South Africa .

Day 7 – Half Day Sardine Run — Transfer Durban — Overnight KZN South Coast . An early rise and we enjoy a final morning with the Sardine Run before being transferred to our accommodation on the South Coast [close to Durban airport]. Overnight KZN South Coast , South Africa.

Day 8 – Airport Transfers to Durban International Airport .
After an early breakfast we transfer to Durban Airport where we will bid you farewell until the next time….

 

 
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