Your South African adventure starts on the coast as you witness one of the wildest, most unpredictable events: the sardine run. You’ll watch as dolphins whip the ocean surface into whitecaps, thousands of birds dive into the water, and whales surface to feed on the shoals of scattering fish.
The sardine run is the largest biomass migration on the planet, and for the next six days you’ll be based in Port Saint Johns staying at the beautiful Prana Lodge – a small luxury beach lodge and wellness spa.
You’ll spend the first five days heading out to sea to marvel at this natural phenomenon. Rising at the crack of dawn, your private boat will take you out onto the ocean at 7.30am. The sardinax sadax (migratory sardine) are slow movers, so your personal marine guide will point out dolphins and gannets hunting to indicate the action.
After a few hours, you’ll take a break from all the excitement with a picnic lunch and warm drinks on board the boat. Then, fully immerse yourself in the action by spending the afternoon in the water watching the feeding frenzy. Spy nursery pods of dolphins, young humpback whales or some seals playing.