The Annual Sardine Run, South Coast

A marine experience like no other, get ready for the annual south coast sardine run!

Sardine Run in the South Coast

Drawing spectators from all over the country, the sardine run marks the annual migration of millions of sardine from the southern cape to east coast. Experience the epic sight as the sardine attract thousands of sharks, bottled nose dolphins and many other predators close to the shoreline. Read more about this phenomena here.

Family Fun & Fishing

The migrating sardine give many fishermen the chance to score big. Some people even stock-up on sardines in their shirts! Bigger predator fish can also be caught, but be alert that this is prime hunting conditions for sharks. Other wildlife to lookout for include:

  • Cape Fur Seals
  • Hump Back Whales
  • Cape Gannets

and many more!

Beaches offer fun filled holiday programmes for the entire family. Expect yummy food stalls, live music and loads of other entertaining activities.


Splendid Inn Port Edward offers family friendly accommodation nearby many perfect sardine-spotting shores. Choose between standard rooms, family rooms or suites.

Join us for this amazing experience, July 2017.


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