Sardine Run | South Coast KwaZulu Natal

The Sardine Run along the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal  is an amazing sight, and it takes place  some time during the months of May, June or July.Fishing Scottburgh KwaZulu Natal South Coast

Scottburgh is an ideal location from which to view the Sardine Run.

The Sardine Run refers to the phenomenon whereby millions of shimmering silver sardines migrate northwards from the oceans off the Cape, all the way up the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, as far as Durban.

These tiny sardines venture close to the shore of the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, and as they move up the coast, they beach, or are netted by coastal Fisherman.  Fisherman reel in catches of Game Fish such as Yellow Fin, Tuna, Mackerel, Garrick, Giant King Fish, Cape Yellow Tail, Kob and Cape Salmon which follow the shoals of Sardines up the coast.  It is then that the frenzy begins.

The captured fish are used as bait or to make a tasty braai snack.

An added bonus for visitors is the multitude of birds that follow the tide of fish, reveling in the banquet set before them.

Whales and Dolphins also accompany the moving sardine run, providing thrilling viewing from the shore or from chartered boats.

The best time to do whale watching is during the Sardine Run.

Sharks and Game Fish also attend this not-to-be-missed experience. The visitors Lounge at Umdoni Golf Coarse in Scottburgh on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal  is a good spot from which to view this amazing scene.

If you bring binoculars then you can also view the Sardine Run as it makes its way up the coast of KwaZulu Natal past Scottburgh from your balcony at Pearly Shells.

For information regarding the Sardine Run 082-2340234

What to do – Scottburgh Beaches – Aliwal Shoal Dive Site – Sardine Run – Whale Watching – Vulture Hide Oribi Gorge – Scottburgh Classic Car Show

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