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WE GIVE A SH*T ABOUT THE SARDINE RUN. 

Oh, and SHARKS too.

  • Ocean safaris

  • Scuba diving and freediving experiences

  • Multiple dives on one day, lunch out at sea

  • Terrestrial reserve visit

  • Community village interaction and participation in community projects in the local village

  • Option of a cultural hike, river kayaking or horse riding

  • Ultimate experience of watching predators surround a bait ball out at sea

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This marine phenomenon occurs from May through July, when billions of sardines – or, more specifically, the Southern African pilchard Sardinops Sagax – spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa. Their sheer numbers create a feeding frenzy along the coastline.

 

In terms of biomass, researchers estimate that the Sardine Run could rival East Africa's great wildebeest migration. The shoals are often more than 7 km long, 1.5 km wide and 30 metres deep, and are clearly visible from the surface or from spotter planes.

 

This extreme natural event attracts all kinds of marine life, which will give you the opportunity to witness a variety of species congregating for the feast.

 

These species include: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Bryde’s Whales, superpods of Common Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, thousands of sharks (Blacktips, Duskies, Bronze Whalers, Whites, Raggies, etc.), Pelagic gamefish such as King Mackerel (Cuda), Cobia, Kingfish, Bonito, and Tuna.

 

As for birds, it’s common to witness the Cape Gannet, Petrel and Skua, with the Tern representing the smaller species.

 

In short, immersing yourself in the Sardine Run is like nothing else you’ll ever experience.

The truth is, we should all give a sh*t. 

About the environment. About each other. About experiences that have integrity. 

It's a bold stance to take in any industry - to care about the impact of every air mile, to look at data intelligently and honestly, and to use our profits for purpose.

WE DONATE R200 ON BEHALF OF EVERY EXPLORER TO

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DO MORE. We support local initiatives in the regions we work in. Our end game is to make sure that we are developing responsible tourism practisesIt takes a (global) village to make real change, but just one person to help another. So drop the judgments and HUG IT OUT.

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The Sardine Run.
The Sardine Run.
The Sardine Run.
The Sardine Run.
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WE ALSO GIVE A SH*T ABOUT THE CEDEBERG.