The Sardine Run Experience 2 - 9 June 2013
The Sardine Run in South Africa is one of the world’s top wildlife spectacles and is on par with events like the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration. Each year during May, June and July, vast shoals of sardines leave their normal cold-water home in South Africa’s temperate seas and travel northwards into the sub-tropical seas of South Africa’s Wild Coast. Following the shoals is a caravan of predators, seabirds, sharks, game fish and marine mammals with little else but sardines on their mind.
The Sardine Run Trip Report
Chris & I were fortunate enough to be hosted by friends for 4 days on The Sardine Run in 2010. In that time we got to dive on one bait ball for about 40 minutes. It was so spectacular being “part” of a bait ball that we were utterly convinced that we needed to put a trip together in 2011.