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Gannets feast on sardines
Gannets plunge into the water to feast on sardines - Sardine Run, South Africa
Sardine Run - South Africa
Dolphins and baitball
Dolphins attack a small baitball - Sardine Run, South Africa
Diver and baitball
A diver swims through a baitball - Sardine Run, South Africa
SARDINE RUN - 2019
The Sardine Run in South Africa is one of the world’s top wildlife spectacles, and 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 shoal is a caravan of predators, seabirds, sharks game fish and marine animals with little else but sardines on their mind.
Thousands of common dolphins charge after the shoals, separating them into densely packed bait balls. Easy picking not only for them, but also for schools of hundreds of bronze whaler, dusky and black tip sharks which attack the bait ball from below. The aerial assault on the sardine begins when thousands of cape gannet begin their spectacular plunge diving display.
Join Walter Bernardis, shark expert who will be one of your skippers and one of your dive-guides on this wildlife spectacle.This is marine wildlife watching at its most spectacular, a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something that many of the world’s top wildlife photographer and filmmakers consider the most intense and spectacular marine wildlife event in the world.
With 20 years’ experience, Walter Bernardis will be available with expert advise on your Sardine Run 2017, don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime.
Namibia - Guided Itineraries
Sardine Run 2017
1st - 7th June - ZAR 36,280 per person sharing
7th - 13th June - ZAR 36,280 per person sharing
13th - 19th June - ZAR 36,280 per person sharing.