Sardine Run - South Africa 2015

By Desmond Arthur Maker
Mon, Jun 15 1:00AM - Wed, Jul 15 1:00AM
Aliwal Shoal Umkomaas, Durban

THE SARDINE RUN - SOUTH AFRICA Every year, between the months of May and July, many millions of silvery sardines travel north from the cold southern oceans off South Africa's Cape Point, hugging the shore as they make their way up along the coastlines of the former Transkei (northern Eastern Cape) and KwaZulu-Natal in what is commonly known as the annual Sardine Run. THE GREATEST SARDINE SHOAL ON EARTH Visible even by satellite, these famous sardine shoals travel in seething masses stretching for up to fifteen kilometres in length, three and a half kilometres wide and nearly forty metres deep. The Sardine Run is a spectacle in itself, but add to this, hundreds of predators arriving en mass to partake in a feeding frenzy, and you get a wildlife extravaganza rivalling the Great Migration of the wildebeest across the African savanna. Birds, dolphins, sharks, whales and game fish all gorge themselves on sardine's-a-plenty, putting on a show that will undoubtably live on in memory for a lifetime! SARDINE RUN - PACKAGE RATES Per person sharing (Based on min 2 Pax) - RM 7680.00 Diving package includes: -Return transfers from Durban to Mbotyi -8 nights at Mbotyi River Lodge on a full board basis -Full day excursions on boat (07h00 to 14h00) – weather permitting -7 days at sea (weather permitting) -Snacks and refreshments while on the boat -A dedicated microlight pilot to inform the group of the sardine action with a VHF radio -Air fills, cylinder and weight belt (if diving) Diving package excludes: -All international and regional flights -Drinks and meals not specified -Medical insurance -Dive gear hire (BC, regulator, mask, fins, wetsuit, etc) -Other activities such as microlight flip, horse riding, nature walks or scenic drives

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