The annual migration of fish and the greatest shoal on planet earth offers you the most spectacular natural spectacle with the most incredible sightings and diving.
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Along with the great Sardine schools migrating north along the south east coast line of Southern Africa they attract a variety of sharks, gamefish and marine mammals including a variety of marine birdlife.
SARDINE RUN 2022
Anchorage Hotel is situated at the Umtata River Mouth, between Coffee Bay and Mdumbi, on the Wild Coast hiking trails.
Anchorage holiday resort offers a perfect Wild Coast experience. The bar and restaurant have beautiful sea views and we will
wind and dine there, to truly unwind. Anchorage offers single rooms , double rooms and 4 sleeper units for families. Umtata River
Mouth is a breeding estuary. The inflow of fresh water mixed with sea water makes it the most productive natural breeding
environment. There are miles of seashell strewn beaches and rock pools to comb and explore, plus so much more… you can be
sure of a delightful and fun-filled experience on the beautiful and magical Wild Coast.
Canoeing, Darts, Fishing, Hiking, Horse riding, Kite boarding, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Quad biking, River Boats, Snooker / Pool
Billiards, Surfing, Swimming, Table tennis
DATES FOR THE PACKAGES:
11 – 18 June | 18 – 25 June | 25 June – 2 July | 2 – 9 July
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE:
7 nights’ accommodation at Mdumbi at the Anchorage Hotel; All meals are included (Breakfast, Boat packs and Dinner);
All transfers from Mthatha Airport and back; Divemaster and skipper; Boat fuel for the day; 6 Sardine run boat days; Cylinders, air
fills and weights included; Tour to Coffee bay and Hole in the wall and Local arts and crafts tour; Shared aerial information
Flights & Taxes; Passports & Visas; Travel Insurance; Gratuities for staff.
Arrive at Mthatha airport and transfer by road to Mdumbi on the Wild Coast to Anchorage hotel where we will be staying for the
duration of your visit.
Classic “Sardine Run” ocean safari to get into the swing of things, and sort out your buoyancy and cameras equipment ,whilst
expecting to see Humpback whales, Brydes whales, loads of different dolphins and a variety of sea life. Bait ball action is always
We will be departing early mornings and will be at sea for several hours looking for any
Sardine Run action and we will also do a baited Bronze Whaler (Carcharinus brachyurus) dive.
We will go dive at Raggie Reef with Ragged Tooth Sharks (Carcharias Taurus). It’s a far drive away from Mdumbi, so we will do a
total of 80 km on the ocean.
This means that we can expect to see all the usual ocean action!
Full water day looking for the bait balls, dolphins,whales and another dive with the“bronzies”.
Dive “ Raggie reef “and snorkel in the umgazana estuary with seahorses and of course all the usual ocean day and sardine action !
Usual seafaring adventures in search of the ultimate “Bait ball “
Transfer back to the Mthatha airport!