Sardine Run in Mbotyi, South Africa

Sardine Run in Mbotyi, South Africa

En résumé

  • Niveau sportif: Intermédiaire
  • Langues parlées: anglais
  • Condition physique: Intermédiaire
  • Durée: de 4-7 jrs à > 1 sem.
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  • Lieu de RDV:
    Mboyti River Lodge
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Description de l'activité

The Sardine Run in South Africa is one of the world’s top wildlife spectacles, and each year during May, June and July vast shoals of sardines leave their normal cold-water home in South Africa’s temperate seas and travel northwards into the sub-tropical seas of South Africa’s Wild Coast.

Following the shoal is a caravan of predators, seabirds, sharks game fish and marine animals with little else but sardines on their mind.

Thousands of common dolphins charge after the shoals, separating them into densely packed bait balls. Easy pickings not only for them, but also for schools of hundreds of bronze whaler, dusky and black tip sharks which attack the bait ball from below.

The aerial assault on the sardine begins when thousands of cape gannet begin their spectacular plunge diving display.

Join Walter Bernardis, shark expert who will be one of your skippers and one of your dive-guides on this wildlife spectacle. This is marine wildlife watching at its most impressive, a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something that many of the world’s top wildlife photographer and filmmakers consider the most intense and majestic marine wildlife event in the world. With 20 year's of experience, Walter Bernardis will be available with expert advice on your Sardine Run, don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime!

Offres

1
Sardine Run: 7 days and 5 nights

The Mbotyi River Lodge is a 3 star rated family hotel and holiday resort on the stunning Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Pondoland’s best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean.

At Mbotyi River Lodge there is an extensive range of facilities to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
These include:
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Children have a jungle gym, special children’s swimming pool and trampoline
- Child minders are available from the Mbotyi community
- Spacious grounds with manicured lawns, indigenous garden and sunny wooden decks
- A games room with 360 degree views has pool tables, table tennis, darts and much more.
- Mountain bikes and canoes
- The Long Bar

All rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan and a safe for your valuables. The rooms offer air conditioning and fridges for your extra convenience.

Accommodation
You'll be provided with 2 meals a day, this includes breakfast and dinner. Your guide will be happy to recommend something delicious for you to eat at lunch.

Animal Description:
Sharks
• Copper sharks
• Spotted ragged tooth shark
• Black tip sharks
• Dusky sharks

Cetaceans:
• Common dolphin
• Indian ocean bottlenose dolphin
• Killer Whale
• Brydes whale

Pinnipeds:
Cape fur seal

Birds

• Cape Gannet Morus capensis
• Petrels and Shearwaters
• Blackbrowed Albatross
• African penguin

After an action filled day at sea, those more adventurous would want to enjoy the countryside by various means here are a few examples:
Micro light Flips
Take a ride in the micro light and see the action and the coastline from a different perspective the first 10 min is free, if you would like a longer flight you can negotiate it with the micro light pilot.

These ate the various activities that are offered at Mbotyi River Lodge and are available to all clients that would like to do something in the afternoon instead of relaxing.  There will be a small service charge levied by the Lodge and all bookings need to be done in advance.

Walks
The walks are all graded from professional hiking to the casual and there are experienced guides who will show you the way safely.

Indigenous Forest
Walk through the biggest coastal Indigenous forest in South Africa. The forest forms the transition between the Kwa-Zulu Natal sub-tropical climate and the Eastern Capes more yellow wood trees with some unique formal and flora only found in this particular area.

Waterfall Bluff
For the serious hiker, this is a 4–5 hour walk to the top of Waterfall Bluff, one of only 3 places in the world where you have a fresh waterfall falling into the sea. So for those no launch days this is a must.

Shark Point
Take a short walk along the coastline to a majestic point of rocks called Shark Point and watch the fishermen battle with large sharks or bring in a huge salmon or kingfish.

Drives
In the area there are 3 of the most amazing waterfalls and gorges to be found anywhere some have been cause d by erosion other by seismic events.

Magwa Falls
This is a seismic split in the earth that goes straight down for approx. 100m 

Spectacular
Which is approx. 10 minute drive.

Fraser Falls
These have been caused by the traditional erosion method. Although not as spectacular as Magwa Fall, the Gorge that follows is truly awesome, plunging some 100 metres into some of the most unspoilt indigenous forest left on this coastline.

Itinéraire

Day 1:
On arrival at Durban, you will be met by the local operator and transferred down to Mbotyi River Lodge which is an approx. 4 hour drive. It is better to arrive before midday as the team does not like to drive on the roads in the dark. You will settle in and prepare your gear for the next day’s action. After dinner you will discuss the next day’s plan with your skipper and Micro Light Plot, usually they will have a good idea of where and when the action has been and will make a few recommendations to choose from.

Day 2 to day 6:
The aim is to locate shoals of sardines to view the feeding activity of dolphins, seals sharks and migrating humpback whales. The launch is approx. 6.30am to 7.30am (depending on the light and breakfast). You will return every afternoon to your accommodation for a hot shower, dinner and to share some photos and tell stories of the day’s action.

Day 7:
Transfer back to Durban International airport after breakfast or to Seascapes if you are extending your trip to do the shark diving there.

Pré-requis

Please remember all clothing must be plain black, you must not wear bright colours or silver and white etc.

Conditions particulières

Please note you must confirm the exact meeting time with your guide. All meeting times will be planned before midday.

Tranfers
Durban Airport: Mbotyi (Sardine Run) return: R2650 pp.

NB. There are no refunds for no launch days, alternate activities will be arranged in case of inclement weather.

A prévoir
  • Warm clothes: windbreaker and beanie for the boat
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Good mask, snorkel and fins
  • 5mm wetsuit
  • Splash jackets to keep out the wind
  • Scuba equipment as required
Niveau sportif:Intermédiaire
Durée:4-7 jrs
Age minimum:16 ans minimum
Lieu de RDV:
Mboyti River Lodge
Comprend:
  • Full day on boat 7.00am to 2.00pm (weather permitting)
  • 2 meals per day and snacks on the boat
  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • A dedicated micro light pilot to put the group on the action with a VHF radio
  • Air fills, cylinder and weight belt (if diving)
  • Diving gloves and diving hood if required
Ne comprend pas:
  • Transfers
  • Regulator, mask, fins, BC and snorkel
Masquer
2
Sardine Run: 9 days and 7 nights

The Mbotyi River Lodge is a 3 star rated family hotel and holiday resort on the stunning Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Pondoland’s best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean.

At Mbotyi River Lodge there is an extensive range of facilities to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
These include:
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Children have a jungle gym, special children’s swimming pool and trampoline
- Child minders are available from the Mbotyi community
- Spacious grounds with manicured lawns, indigenous garden and sunny wooden decks
- A games room with 360 degree views has pool tables, table tennis, darts and much more.
- Mountain bikes and canoes
- The Long Bar

All rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan and a safe for your valuables. The rooms offer air conditioning and fridges for your extra convenience.

Meals
You'll be provided with 2 meals a day, this includes breakfast and dinner. Your guide will be happy to recommend something delicious for you to eat at lunch.

Animal Description:
Sharks
• Copper sharks
• Spotted ragged tooth shark
• Black tip sharks
• Dusky sharks

Cetaceans:
• Common dolphin
• Indian ocean bottlenose dolphin
• Killer Whale
• Brydes whale

Pinnipeds:
Cape fur seal

Birds

• Cape Gannet Morus capensis
• Petrels and Shearwaters
• Blackbrowed Albatross
• African penguin

After an action filled day at sea, those more adventurous would want to enjoy the countryside by various means here are a few examples:
Micro light Flips
Take a ride in the micro light and see the action and the coastline from a different perspective the first 10 min is free, if you would like a longer flight you can negotiate it with the micro light pilot.

These ate the various activities that are offered at Mbotyi River Lodge and are available to all clients that would like to do something in the afternoon instead of relaxing.  There will be a small service charge levied by the Lodge and all bookings need to be done in advance.

Walks
The walks are all graded from professional hiking to the casual and there are experienced guides who will show you the way safely.

Indigenous Forest
Walk through the biggest coastal Indigenous forest in South Africa. The forest forms the transition between the Kwa-Zulu Natal sub-tropical climate and the Eastern Capes more yellow wood trees with some unique formal and flora only found in this particular area.

Waterfall Bluff
For the serious hiker, this is a 4–5 hour walk to the top of Waterfall Bluff, one of only 3 places in the world where you have a fresh waterfall falling into the sea. So for those no launch days this is a must.

Shark Point
Take a short walk along the coastline to a majestic point of rocks called Shark Point and watch the fishermen battle with large sharks or bring in a huge salmon or kingfish.

Drives
In the area there are 3 of the most amazing waterfalls and gorges to be found anywhere some have been cause d by erosion other by seismic events.

Magwa Falls
This is a seismic split in the earth that goes straight down for approx. 100m 

Spectacular
Which is approx. 10 minute drive.

Fraser Falls
These have been caused by the traditional erosion method. Although not as spectacular as Magwa Fall, the Gorge that follows is truly awesome, plunging some 100 metres into some of the most unspoilt indigenous forest left on this coastline.

Itinéraire

Day 1:
On arrival at Durban, you will be met by the local operator and transferred down to Mbotyi River Lodge which is an approx. 4 hour drive. It is better to arrive before midday as the team does not like to drive on the roads in the dark. You will settle in and prepare your gear for the next day’s action. After dinner you will discuss the next day’s plan with your skipper and Micro Light Plot, usually they will have a good idea of where and when the action has been and will make a few recommendations to choose from.

Day 2 to day 8:
The aim is to locate shoals of sardines to view the feeding activity of dolphins, seals sharks and migrating humpback whales. The launch is approx. 6.30am to 7.30am (depending on the light and breakfast). You will return every afternoon to your accommodation for a hot shower, dinner and to share some photos and tell stories of the day’s action.

Day 9:
Transfer back to Durban International airport after breakfast or to Seascapes if you are extending your trip to do the shark diving there.

Pré-requis

Please remember all clothing must be plain black, you must not wear bright colours or silver and white etc.

Conditions particulières

Please note you must confirm the exact meeting time with your guide. All meeting times will be planned before midday.

Tranfers
Durban Airport: Mbotyi (Sardine Run) return: R2650 pp.

NB. There are no refunds for no launch days, alternate activities will be arranged in case of inclement weather.

A prévoir
  • Warm clothes: windbreaker and beanie for the boat
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Good mask, snorkel and fins
  • 5mm wetsuit
  • Splash jackets to keep out the wind
  • Scuba equipment as required
Niveau sportif:Intermédiaire
Durée:> 1 sem.
Age minimum:16 ans minimum
Lieu de RDV:
Mboyti River Lodge
Comprend:
  • Full day on boat 7.00am to 2.00pm (weather permitting)
  • 2 meals per day and snacks on the boat
  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • A dedicated micro light pilot to put the group on the action with a VHF radio
  • Air fills, cylinder and weight belt (if diving)
  • Diving gloves and diving hood if required
Ne comprend pas:
  • Transfers
  • Regulator, mask, fins, BC and snorkel
Masquer
3
Sardine Run:11 days and 9 nights

The Mbotyi River Lodge is a 3 star rated family hotel and holiday resort on the stunning Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Pondoland’s best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean.

At Mbotyi River Lodge there is an extensive range of facilities to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
These include:
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Children have a jungle gym, special children’s swimming pool and trampoline
- Child minders are available from the Mbotyi community
- Spacious grounds with manicured lawns, indigenous garden and sunny wooden decks
- A games room with 360 degree views has pool tables, table tennis, darts and much more.
- Mountain bikes and canoes
- The Long Bar

All rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan and a safe for your valuables. The rooms offer air conditioning and fridges for your extra convenience.

Meals
You'll be provided with 2 meals a day, this includes breakfast and dinner. Your guide will be happy to recommend something delicious for you to eat at lunch.

Animal Description:
Sharks
• Copper sharks
• Spotted ragged tooth shark
• Black tip sharks
• Dusky sharks

Cetaceans:
• Common dolphin
• Indian ocean bottlenose dolphin
• Killer Whale
• Brydes whale

Pinnipeds:
Cape fur seal

Birds

• Cape Gannet Morus capensis
• Petrels and Shearwaters
• Blackbrowed Albatross
• African penguin

After an action filled day at sea, those more adventurous would want to enjoy the countryside by various means here are a few examples:
Micro light Flips
Take a ride in the micro light and see the action and the coastline from a different perspective the first 10 min is free, if you would like a longer flight you can negotiate it with the micro light pilot.

These ate the various activities that are offered at Mbotyi River Lodge and are available to all clients that would like to do something in the afternoon instead of relaxing.  There will be a small service charge levied by the Lodge and all bookings need to be done in advance.

Walks
The walks are all graded from professional hiking to the casual and there are experienced guides who will show you the way safely.

Indigenous Forest
Walk through the biggest coastal Indigenous forest in South Africa. The forest forms the transition between the Kwa-Zulu Natal sub-tropical climate and the Eastern Capes more yellow wood trees with some unique formal and flora only found in this particular area.

Waterfall Bluff
For the serious hiker, this is a 4–5 hour walk to the top of Waterfall Bluff, one of only 3 places in the world where you have a fresh waterfall falling into the sea. So for those no launch days this is a must.

Shark Point
Take a short walk along the coastline to a majestic point of rocks called Shark Point and watch the fishermen battle with large sharks or bring in a huge salmon or kingfish.

Drives
In the area there are 3 of the most amazing waterfalls and gorges to be found anywhere some have been cause d by erosion other by seismic events.

Magwa Falls
This is a seismic split in the earth that goes straight down for approx. 100m 

Spectacular
Which is approx. 10 minute drive.

Fraser Falls
These have been caused by the traditional erosion method. Although not as spectacular as Magwa Fall, the Gorge that follows is truly awesome, plunging some 100 metres into some of the most unspoilt indigenous forest left on this coastline.

Itinéraire

Day 1:
On arrival at Durban, you will be met by the local operator and transferred down to Mbotyi River Lodge which is an approx. 4 hour drive. It is better to arrive before midday as the team does not like to drive on the roads in the dark. You will settle in and prepare your gear for the next day’s action. After dinner you will discuss the next day’s plan with your skipper and Micro Light Plot, usually they will have a good idea of where and when the action has been and will make a few recommendations to choose from.

Day 2 to day 10:
The aim is to locate shoals of sardines to view the feeding activity of dolphins, seals sharks and migrating humpback whales. The launch is approx. 6.30am to 7.30am (depending on the light and breakfast). You will return every afternoon to your accommodation for a hot shower, dinner and to share some photos and tell stories of the day’s action.

Day 11:
Transfer back to Durban International airport after breakfast or to Seascapes if you are extending your trip to do the shark diving there.

Pré-requis

Please remember all clothing must be plain black, you must not wear bright colours or silver and white etc.

Conditions particulières

Please note you must confirm the exact meeting time with your guide. All meeting times will be planned before midday.

Tranfers
Durban Airport: Mbotyi (Sardine Run) return: R2650 pp.

NB. There are no refunds for no launch days, alternate activities will be arranged in case of inclement weather.

A prévoir
  • Warm clothes: windbreaker and beanie for the boat
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Good mask, snorkel and fins
  • 5mm wetsuit
  • Splash jackets to keep out the wind
  • Scuba equipment as required
Niveau sportif:Intermédiaire
Durée:> 1 sem.
Age minimum:16 ans minimum
Lieu de RDV:
Mboyti River Lodge
Comprend:
  • Full day on boat 7.00am to 2.00pm (weather permitting)
  • 2 meals per day and snacks on the boat
  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • A dedicated micro light pilot to put the group on the action with a VHF radio
  • Air fills, cylinder and weight belt (if diving)
  • Diving gloves and diving hood if required
Ne comprend pas:
  • Transfers
  • Regulator, mask, fins, BC and snorkel
Masquer

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