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The Sardine Run—a unique and unexplained phenomenon of millions of sardines traveling up the east coast of South Africa occurring during June and July, causing a frenzy of excitement amongst everyone and everything that comes into contact with them.

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South Africa—Sardine Run Expeditions

The Sardine Run is often referred to as The Greatest Shoal on Earth-shoal of sardines, that is. Witness this event of nature off the east coast of South Africa as marine predators of all kinds pursue this migrating feast during June and July each year. For the brave of heart, the Sardine Run Expedition offers what National Geographic's chief underwater photographer, David Doubilet, has called "the most exciting dive in the world." Trips to experience this natural phenomenon attempt to intercept the intense feeding frenzy by thousands of predators on massive shoals of migrating sardines. Eight night expeditions are available in June and July and are based in Transkei on the North Eastern Cape of South Africa and include transfers from Durban, accommodations, meals, all diving, ultralight flight, land tours, and more.

Trip Details

Eastern Cape, South Africa
Jun 19-27, 2013
Jun 27-Jul 5, 2013
Jul 5-13, 2013
Jul 13-21, 2013
$4,195 per person

Package Inclusions

  • 7 ocean days on the Sardine Run*
  • 1 x Microlight flight per guest*
  • 8 nights accommodation full board (
  • All transfers ex Durban/ Umtata Airports
  • Arranged afternoon activities
  • Cylinders, airfills, weightbelt
* Weather Dependent

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