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Sardine Run in South Africa, 27 June-4 July 2020

Sardine Run in South Africa, 27 June-4 July 2020

The Sardine Run takes place in Port St. Johns during June and July and is one of nature’s ultimate wildlife adventures. During the Sardine Run millions of Sardines move north with the currents from South Africa’s cape coast and they are followed by a huge number of predators. Being in the water around the Sardine bait balls is amazing, and you are often surrounded by hundreds of Common Dolphins, Bronze Whaler Sharks, diving Cape Gannets, Bryde’s Whales, Game Fish, Cape Fur Seals and of course millions of Sardines! During the Sardine Run, the annual Humpback Whale migration passes Port St. Johns, offering some amazing up-close sightings of the Humpback Whales, in the water, close to the boats and when the Whales are breaching!

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For our 2020 Sardine Run trip you will be based at Cremorne Estate in Port St. Johns, rated as one of the best locations for the Sardine Run in South Africa. The resort has ensuite accommodation and an amazing restaurant and bar area overlooking the Umzimvubu River which is our boat launching site for the Sardine Run. Our Sardine Run trip also includes a days diving at Aliwal Shoal. At this time of year the Ragged Tooth Sharks gather in large numbers at Aliwal Shoal to mate!

8-day Sardine Run itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive Durban Airport – transfer and overnight in Umkomaas at Blue Ocean Dive Resort.
Day 2 : 2x dives at Aliwal Shoal (1x reef dive and 1x baited Shark dive) – transfer and overnight in Port St. Johns at Cremorne Estate.
Day 3 : Full Day Sardine Run – overnight Port St. Johns.
Day 4 : Full Day Sardine Run – overnight Port St. Johns.
Day 5 : Full Day Sardine Run – overnight Port St. Johns.
Day 6 : Full Day Sardine Run – overnight Port St. Johns.
Day 7 : Full Day Sardine Run – overnight Port St. Johns.
Day 8 : Transfer to Durban Airport (flights to depart after 6pm).

There are spaces available on this trip.

Sardine Run in South Africa, 27 June-4 July 2020

The cost of the trip is 2,295 GBP including 7 nights accommodation, diving/snorkelling as detailed in the itinerary, tanks/weights/weight belts, dive permits, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch pack on Sardine Run days and all land transfers. Flights are not included in the price, but can be readily arranged by Equator Diving upon request.

Trip prices in USD and EURO are also available upon request.