MARCH – APRIL: PORT ELIZABETH
From March to April Port Elizabeth has the best Sardine Run sightings. Port Elizabeth has excellent dive sites characterised by colourful soft corals and a remarkable concentration and diversity of marine species including, whales, dolphins, seals and African penguins. Port Elizabeth’s Algoa Bay is also home to the ragged-tooth shark and the largest breeding colony of African penguins and Cape gannets in the world. Port Elizabeth is the gateway to South Africa’s renowned Garden Route and has a collection of Big 5 Game Reserves located nearby, beautiful beaches, restaurants, hotels, shopping centres and loads more attractions to enjoy on days off to complete the South African experience.
- Port Elizabeth is a Metropolitan Centre
- Excellent Dive Sites and Beaches
- Big 5 Game Reserves and Other Adventure Attractions
- During South Africa’s Warm Summer Months
JUNE – JULY: PORT ST JOHNS
The Wild Coast is 250kms of relatively untouched coast and offers adventure and unique beauty to the Sardine Run experience. Port St Johns is a quaint coastal village known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast, and from June to July we make a luxury lodge on the banks of Port St Johns’ Mzimvubu River our base. We join the various predators like sharks, humpback whales, dolphins and birds as they move along the South African coastline feeding on the bait balls during the day, and spend the evenings relaxing with friends around the fire eating, drinking and talking about the day’s excitement.
- Wild and Rustic
- Exciting and Adventurous
- During South Africa’s Winter Months
MARINE DYNAMICS SHARK TOURS RECOMMENDS PRO DIVE: THE PRO DIVE ADVANTAGE
A typical sardine bait ball in crystal clear conditions where dolphins, sharks, whales and sea birds are in a feeding frenzy is, in fact, a rare sighting. Film crews have spent weeks out at sea over the span of a couple of years in search of the perfect bait ball action to get the footage regularly seen on television. With over 20 years of Sardine Run experience, combined with local knowledge of the area and animals, Pro Dive provides you with the highest probability of encountering the densest displays of the Sardine Run action where you can see penguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sharks as well as birds on the bait balls.
Pro Dive is a member of the Sardine Run Professional Association and is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre.
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