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The South African Sardine Run Experience
We follow the Sardine Run
The Sardine Run action starts in Port Elizabeth in April where the sardines, and their predators, migrate up the Eastern Cape coastline of South Africa. By the end of June, the sardines reach Port St. Johns which is situated in the heart of the Wild Coast, a 250km coastline which offers spectacular scenery and unique beauty to the Sardine Run experience.
A typical sardine bait ball in crystal clear conditions where dolphins, sharks, whales and sea birds are in a feeding frenzy is in fact a rare sighting. Film crews have spent weeks out at sea over the span of a couple of years in search of the perfect bait ball action to get the footage regularly seen on television. After more than 20 years experiencing the Sardine Run and our local knowledge and experience ensures the highest probability of encountering the densest displays of the Sardine Run action, where you can see penguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sharks as well as the birds on the bait balls.
17 April – 5 May 2019
Port St. Johns
25 June – 19 July 2019