Sardine Run, Wild Coast, South Africa 2024/2025


Sardine Run, Wild Coast, South Africa 2024/2025

The Sardine Run, Wild Coast, South Africa. 2024/2025

Experience the faunal event of the year as millions of sardines prepare for their northward migration, setting the place for a predatory feast. Experience the Sardine Run, Wild Coast, South Africa, either beneath the waves or above, either way, there is plenty to see as whales, sharks, dolphins, birds and many other amazing creatures partake. 

Your sardine run experience includes 5 full days at sea on a rib boat, 2 meals per day and snacks on the boat, 6 nights of shared accommodation, a dedicated microlight pilot to put the group in action with a VHF radio, air fills, cylinder, and weight belt (if diving). 

The Sardine Run, during this time of the year, the Humpback whales migrate up the coast and can be spotted daily, moving in pairs or small family groups. Southern Right whales can also be seen occasionally, but it is the Brydes whales that get involved with the sardines and it’s an incredible spectacle to witness a Brydes whale engulfing a bait ball in a single mouthful.

During the Sardine Run, an annual sea safari, with, Bottle-nosed Dolphins, the shy Humpbacked Dolphins near the shore. Humpback, Southern Right and Brydes Whales. and occasionally Orcas.

Bull, Bronze whaler, Reef sharks and occasionally Great White Sharks. Aside from the Cape Gannets, several other bird species have been spotted: African Penguins, Cormorants, Yellow-nosed Indian Albatross, and Sub-Antarctic Skuas to name a few.


There are several River Lodges on the wild Coast to choose from, offering a range of accommodation options. The River Lodges are a nature lover’s paradise and the perfect place for a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of life.

Guests enjoy a comfortable experience at this wonderfully remote Wild Coast resorts. The bedrooms all have a private balcony or patio to enjoy the wonderful views whether it is of the sea, the lagoon, or valley. All rooms also offer tea and coffee-making facilities, a ceiling fan, and a safe for your valuables.

Not included:
Transfer from Durban to Wild Coast Ask for a return pick-up fee.
Dive gear hire (BC, regulator, mask, fins, wetsuit, etc)

Additional Information:
Meeting Point: Durban Airport for those being transported or Port St Johns for the self-drives.
Duration of Stay: 6 nights / 5 days at sea (departure on day 7)
Group Size: 6 to 8 people
Time at sea (diving, snorkeling, spectator): 7 to 8 hours (weather dependent)
Pace: Relaxed to strenuous depending on the action at hand.
Equipment Required: Good mask, snorkel, and fins a must, 5mm wetsuit, splash jackets to keep out the wind, scuba equipment as required
Equipment Supplied: Weight belts and cylinder, air fills, boats 8-metre ribbed, fully equipped with all the latest features and two-way radios.

Our Sardine Run tour companies in South Africa are waiting to make your dream come true. Simply click on the link below and fill in the form and you will be contacted by multiple operators with competitive quotes and descriptions of their tours. Choose the best one and your sardine run tour experience is about to become a reality! One-click, best prices, best experiences.

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Prices from ZAR40 500per person

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