The annual Great Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon which usually occurs during the months of June and July, when massive schools of sardines migrate from the colder waters around the Cape to the warmer waters of Kwazulu Natal to give birth to their offspring. Once they’ve laid their eggs, they return to the Cape, closely followed by thousands of dolphins, birds, fish of prey, whales and sharks. The ocean awakes and the thrill is simply indescribable.

Tour Overview :

  • Min. :  2 person, available for Group
  • Diving Trip
  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • South Africa

What's included

  • 5 Day Dive
  • Dive Gear
  • Accommodation for 7 Days / 6 Night
  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast 6x , Lunch 6x , Dinner 6x

What's excluded

  • All personal expense
  • Alcohol, softdrink
  • Tips 
  • Air fare ticket
  • All expenditures outside the package



Day 1

(This morning we will fly to the Eastern Cape town of East London). Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run.After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”.

This evening you will have a full briefing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days.

Please note that during the next few days we will be subject to weather and ocean conditions and may not be able to launch each day. To account for this risk we have created this lengthy stay in Coffee Bay in order to ensure you have the best possible chance. Please also note that Nomad cannot guarantee Sardine Run action at any time and are only able to book tours in the best possible window to the best of our ability.

Cape Fur Seal

Day 2/3/4/5/6

Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area and charge those all important cameras. Each evening we have a sumptuous buffet and bar for tales of the day just past.


Day 7

Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London (where we will board a flight to the City of Johannesburg. Our tour will end on arrival into Johannesburg International Airport).