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Itinerary for the Sardine Run 2016


Day 1.................What is the Sardine Run?


Depart Europe


Day 2

Arrive Durban, South Africa before 14h00.

Once we are all assembled at Durban airport, we depart overland for the Transkei Wild Coast. This is an area of unsurpassed and completely unspoilt natural beauty. The Wild Coast with it's lagoons, cliffs, palm trees, sandy bays with rivers reaching to the sea via convoluted valleys has such limited access that there has been no industrial development. It remains pristine.

Our base of operations is Port St Johns which stands at the mouth of the Mzimvubu river between Mt Thesiger and Mt Sullivan. A magnificent setting with huge cliffs covered in subtropical forest. Our hotel sits right on the river itself allowing us easy access to the boat for our early morning launch.


Day 3-Day 7

Early breakfast at aoround 07h00 and then on to the waiting semi rigid boat. We shall be launching via the Mzimvubu mouth.

We will normally stay at sea until around 16h00 depending on activity.


Day 8

We will head overland to Aliwal Shoal.


Day 9

We shall be doing 2 dives on Aliwal Shoal with the Ragged Tooth or Sand Tiger sharks.

As an option, you may wish to do one baited shark dive followed by one Ragged Tooth shark dive on the reef. This is not the best time of the year for Tiger sharks but Oceanic Blacktip Sharks will be seen in large numbers on the baited dive with a possibility of Tigers, Dusky and Bull Sharks.


Day 10

 We transport you to Durban's uShaka airport where you take your flight either to return home or to continue on to Cape Town for the Cape Extension with Great Whites and Cowsharks. See details of the Cape extension here


Day 11 

Your arrival back in Europe