Sardine Run Cintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa


Sardine Run Cintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Experience the annual migration of sardines up the East Coast of South Africa, along with huge numbers of Cape gannets, albatross, pods of dolphins, several shark species (such as dusky sharks and copper sharks) all the way up to the impressive Brydes whales.

This 6 day accommodated all-inclusive Sardine Run tour is located in Cintsa, on the Wild Coast (Eastern Cape province) of South Africa. Spend five days at sea, following the incredible marine action and getting you into a position to experience the sardine bait balls (from the boat or in the water), where you will witness birds, dolphins, sharks, and whales all working together feeding off the bait balls. Have one rest day where you'll experience a game drive to see the Big 5 and enjoy an elephant interaction.  

Arrive at East London Airport where you will be met and transferred to Buccaneers Lodge on the first day of your trip. There is a full briefing in the evening, where you can sort out equipment and cameras.

Five days at sea and one rest day.

Please Note: Diving on bait balls is rare. The sardine run relies on the coming together of many different variables: weather and currents, predators, and of course, the sardines! Some days are going to be quiet and some days will be very busy. The team will do their utmost to get you into the best position to appreciate this event, either from the boat or in the water.

0630 – Breakfast overlooking the stunning Cinsta valley
0700 – Kit up and walk down to Cintsa beach
0730 – Launch boats just before sunrise
0730 to 15:00 – Spend the day on the water searching for visible signs of sardines which includes bird action and bird diving. During the quiet periods, scuba and/or snorkel with dolphins and whales.
1500 – Return to beach at Cintsa
1600 – Late afternoon and evening at leisure.
1900 – Delicious theme dinner.

Airport Transfers from East London
Shared accommodation for seven nights on a full-board basis.
Five days at sea.
One rest day.
Cylinders and weights 
Single supplementary is available on request.
Activities on nondiving days will be arranged.
Big 5 Game drive and elephant interaction at Inkwenkwezi Game Lodge.

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