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South Africa, Wild Coast

7 nights | 6 days of expedition [diving & snorkeling]

A Marine Wildlife Festival – The Sardine Run Expedition is a unique wildlife encounter, following the annual Sardine migration, one of the largest migration in the world, along South Africa’s beautifully rugged coastline.

- Group Discounts - 

The Greatest Shoal on Earth!


This amazing journey attracts a multitude of predators that track and follow the Sardines migration, exploiting this localized and abundant food source. It is hard to describe the excitement of the Dolphins, numerous bird species, Whales, Cape Fur Seals and Sharks as they ‘hunt’ the Sardines.


You can actually hear the excited squeals of the thousands of Common and Bottlenose Dolphins as they travel in large breaching waves to pursue their prey, long before you see them. Attracted by the Sardines, game fish such as Shad and Garrick pursue the Sardine Shoals and provide another food source for the Dolphins. Contributing to the noise and surface action are the birds, Cape Gannets, Albatross (yellow nose and black browed), Terns and Petrels, diving into the shoals of Sardines from a great height. Humpback Southern Right and Brydes Whales can also be seen in pursuit of this moving feast.

Discover this incredible natural phenomenon on the Wild Coast of South Africa, staying in comfortable resort right on the beach, daily sea expeditions to search for the shoals of sardines and the action that follows! Truly a bucket-list experience of a lifetime. 

Find out more details about group offers, individual inquiries, photography tours and more...

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- Your journey -

arriving to East London, South Africa [via Johannesburg or Durban or Cape Town]

8 days | 7 nights | 7 days of expedition

 | selected dates |

APRIL 2021 at MyPond Hotel 

4th April to 11th April 2021 

11th April to 18th April 2021

[other dates available upon request]

MAY, JUNE, JULY 2021 at Wavecrest Hotel 

31st May to 6th June 2021 

6th June to 13 June 2021 

13th June to 20th June 2021 

20th June to 27th June 2021 

27th June to 4th July 2021 

4th July to 11th July 2021 

[other dates available upon request] 

from € 2,295

- Accommodation - 

MyPond Hotel & Wavecrest Hotel

IN APRIL: MyPond Hotel  in the Eastern Cape. Beautiful 4* boutique hotel is situated on the banks of Kowie River in Port Alfred. The hotel is operated by one of the most prestigious Hotel Management Schools in Africa; therefore, as a guest you should expect excellent service and warm African hospitality in a beautiful setting. 

IN MAY, JUNE, JULY: Wavecrest Hotel, this hidden gem in the heart of the Eastern Cape provides us unrivalled access to the marine action, a short stroll from the hotel to the beach means easy access to the boat to start your expedition. The hotel is based away from the main tourist hub of Sardine Run (Port St John’s) which allows you to be the only boat in the area following the shoal of sardines!  

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What's included

What's excluded


7 nights accommodation, sharing

Breakfast in the restaurant, lunch on the boat, dinner* (for May, June, July bookings)

6 days of Sardine Run expedition

Cylinder, weights, marine permit

Experienced skippers & dive masters

Return airport transfers from/to East London


Transfers from/to other locations

Dinner* (*for April bookings only)

Tips & drinks


*Optional airport transfers by private plane are available

- Add to your journey -


Big5 safari
diving in Aliwal Shoal | Protea Banks | Sodwana Bay
Cape Town city tour
Drakensberg - the mountains of dragon

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