Sardine Run 2024 Package
Sardine Run 2024 Package
Sardine Run 2024 Package: the incredibly cool phenomenon of nature – The Greatest Shoal on Earth – unfolds roughly from about June and into September each dry season. During these months there is always something to see and be a part of here on the KZN South Coast, in South Africa.
We run all sorts of packages throughout the year, but this specialist adventure focuses purely on the sardine run. This is variable with regards to dates as in some sardines even pitch up as early as April. And then some stay until December! It’s this unpredictable nature that makes the sardines elusive to most people. The only way to guarantee your sardine experience is to sign up with one of the formal operators and go out to meet the shoals, by boat. Our network is decades old, we have had sardine spies operating covertly for us all this time (we also operate The Sardine News – since 1987 btw), and we never miss a single sardine!
Watch a video of us spotting sardines in a Cessna 182 a few years back by clicking right over here. Opens in a new window. We have Margate airport 20 minutes away. This is where we can collect you from for your holiday. Regular flights to and from Johannesburg direct.
7 Days of Sardines
Enjoy a 7-day stay with us and experience the following:
- 2 trips to sea include snorkeling equipment (weather and conditions permitting)
- 2 trips by boat to the SandSpit
- 2 sardine searching trips by coastal roads
- 6 nights accommodation at the Umzimkulu Marina (sharing – single supplement R1200)
- 3 square meals daily
- Endless coffee, tea and cooldrinks
Check-in on Day 1 starts at 11 am. Checkout of rooms on Day 7 is at 10 am. But you can hang around and might even have one more trip on that day.
Idyllic Weather Conditions
Occur during the dry, or winter season, here on the south coast of KZN. Gentle offshore breezes brush the swells and the ocean smooth. The water is crystal clear. And warm as toast. Day after day this bliss is interceded by the odd cold front. But these fronts bring the action and so we just lay low when they come blasting through every now and then.
Timing your adventure with us, during these calms between storms, is a great plan!
The highlight of your life!
Dancing along to the gentle rhythm of the winter the swells and mingling with the ever-cheerful dolphins, whales, turtles, sharks…and sardines!
Sometimes the sardines come right into the shore break and even land on the dry beach as they get hoarded and pushed up against the shore by sharks and dolphins and things.
We have a beach buggy and 4wd good-to-go at all times. And our network is accurate and reliable.
The Umzimkulu Marina is where we are going to accommodate you. Right on the water. You will depart for the ocean each morning, from the jetty out the front of your chalet or unit.
Check out the accommodation at the Umzimkulu Marina website right HERE.
Notes: Please bring sun protection, your wetsuit, mask and fins. The trips to sea can be as long as 6 hours so you need to be prepared.
Stay in tune with the sardine shoals this 2024 with The Sardine News. Since 1987, we have been keeping tabs on the slippery little fishies.