All photos here, unless stated otherwise were taken during our 2015 expedition by Daniel Botelho
They call it " The greatest shoal on Earth"
The Sardine Run, and this year we are going again.
Every year around June - July, great schools of sardines migrate northwards along the East Coast of South Africa, from Port Elizabeth they start heading in the general direction of Durban.
The best place to catch this unique action is the Wild Coast, and this year again we will base ourselves at Mdumbi (or Umdumbi) in the heart of the Wild Coast.
Gannets dive bomb from the sky, dolphins try and herd the sardines into bait balls, where different types of sharks and game fish join the frenzy. Often Brydes whales and Cape fur seals also try to get an innings where and when they can. Many Humpback whales swim by on their annual migration.
This event is not only for divers. In fact surface viewing is excellent, and following the fast moving action is usually done using snorkel gear only. When a bait ball becomes static, then scuba equipment can be used to its best advantage.