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South Africa's Sardine Run
"The Greatest Shoal on Earth"
Each year an unbelievable feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the Kwa Zulu Natal coast creating a unique and exhilarating experience for divers, birders, whale watchers and anglers.
In celebration of this annual marine phenomenon the South Coast presents a host of activities and events to keep you busy as you anticipate the first sightings of sardines.
The Sardine Run in numbers
More than: 100 000 Visitors to the South Coast during June and July
10 000 000 Sardines - more accurately known as the Southern African Pilchard Sardinops Sagax
23 000 Dolphins
100 000 Gannets
1 000 Sharks
Shoals are often more than: 7 km long
1,5 km wide
30 m deep