Sardine Run

The Sapphire Coast plays host to one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena on the globe – the annual Sardine Run. Every year, in the winter months between May and July, billions of sardines (also known as pilchards) make their way northwards along the coastline heading towards Mozambique.

Swimming close to shore, the sardines attract seine netters, anglers, and even residents keen to catch a few of these delicious fish. But beyond the delicious dishes they make, sardines also attract other natural predators in the form of game fish, dolphins, whales, sharks, and sea birds overhead. This makes for some spectacular snorkelling, diving, and boat excursions along the Sapphire Coast.

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