Sardine Festival 2010

Sardine Festival 2012

Sardine Festival 2012 Official Website

 

18 May – 12 August 2012 - The world’s greatest marine migration!

Each year an unbelievable feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the KwaZulu-Natal coast creating a unique and exhilarating experience for divers, birders, whale watchers and anglers.

In celebration of this annual marine phenomenon the South Coast presents a host of activities and events to keep you busy as you anticipate the first sightings of sardines.

Download Events Programme:

What’s on Programme…. Celebrating the Greatest Shoal on Earth

Date Event Area
18 - 20 May Africa Marine Expo Park Rynie
10 June Sardine Super Classic MTB 25 & 45 km
Contact Natalie Abbott: 083 549 6710
Port Edward
10 - 11 June Quattro Go Fish King of the Sea
Contact Brenda Nolan: 071 131 6206
Pumula Beach Hotel
14 - 16 June Sardine Run 3 Day Golf Tournament
Contact John Parkinson: 083 629 0000
Scottburgh / Umkomaas / Selborne
16 June Scottburgh Winter Solstice Fesival
Contact Billy Harker: 082 654 6542
Scottburgh Beach
23 June Ugu Jazz Festival
Contact Cya Msoni on 082 451 2627
Ugu Sports & Leisure Centre
26 - 30 June
Mallards Mercury Ski Boat Festival
Contact Jackie Pratt: 083 654 6922
Visit www.shellybeachskiboatclub.co.za
St. Michaels
1 July
Sugar Challenge MTB Hospice Fundraiser
Contact Di van Dyk: 082 890 9013 or Mark Bolton: 039 682 3031
Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre
7 July Umgubho Wezintombi Maiden Ceremony
Contact Mandla: 082 708 7030
KwaNyuswa
8 July Sardine Half Marathon
Contact Kim Rice: 084 511 7651
Uvongo
13 - 15 July
Umtamvuna Portuguese Food and Wine Mariners Festival
Contact Vicky: 082 812 7944
Port Edward Beachfront
13 - 15 July
South African Women's Open
Contact Zaida Peck: 011 513 4283
Visit www.sawomensopen.co.za
Selborne Estate
22 July
Sardine Beach Volley Ball
Contact Mthoko: 082 342 6979
Port Shepstone Beach
28 July
Ingeli MTB Classic
Contact Tom: 039 553 0600
Ineli Forest Lodge
27 - 29 July Lions South Coast Show
Contact Jean Masson: 083 287 1275
Visit www.southcoastshow.org.za
Borough Grounds - Port Shepstone
10 - 12 August Ingeli Show
Contact Mark Gallagher: 083 265 0896
Ingeli / Harding

Please note this programme is subject to change and certain beach events subject to the weather.

Go to www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za for updates! 

The Sardine Run in numbers

More than:
100 000
Visitors to the South Coast during June and July
 
10 000 000
Sardines - more accurately known as the Southern African Pilchard Sardinops Sagax
 
500
Whales
 
23 000
Dolphins
 
100 000
Gannets
 
1 000
Sharks
Shoals are often more than:
7 km
long
 
1,5 km
wide
 
30 m
deep