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Sardine Run

The annual sardine run brings the Kwazulu Natal South Coast into a frenzy of excitement each year as the tiny silvery fish migrate northwards. This phenomenon has been named "the Greatest Shoal On Earth" due to the sheer volumes of the small fish, which can be seen from space. The sardine run occurs every year between the months of May and July. Shoals as big as 15 km long, 3 km wide, and up to 30 m in depth can be seen covering an approximate distance of a 1000 km.

This awesome marine spectacle brings with it a huge variety of predatory fish and birds which pursue them with hopes of an easy meal. It has been previously estimated that about 20,000 common dolphins follow the sardines up the coast each year, accompanied by a variety of sharks, whales and seabirds. Sharks and dolphins often work in synchronised harmony forcing the sardines in to tight groups or "bait balls" so they can easily be caught.

This annual spectacular event attracts scuba divers from all across the globe to view the phenomenon, and also makes for excellent photographic opportunities. The beaches of KwaZulu Natal fill up in almost the same way as they do over the festive season, with fishermen collecting the sardines for bait, children scooping them out with whatever they can find, and folks who just stop by to catch a glimpse of it all.

For the latest information on the Sardine Run check Earth-Touch.com for their Tweets at http://twitter.com/whalesharkdiver.


Nabygeleë Eiendomme
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Umkomaas Guest House
Gasgradering: 9
Slaap 19 in 6 eenhede
Van R 550
Per persoon per nag (wat deel) | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Umkomaas Guest House

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Umkomaas Area

South Coast

Sea facing, with six en suite bedrooms, five are sea facing and one with a sea view, all of which are designed for maximum comfort, and include silent running fridges, fans, hairdryer, TV, video, etc. Safe parking. All airconditioned end January 2007

House On The Beach
Gasgradering: 9.4
Slaap 12 in 1 eenheid
Van R 1950
Per eenheid per nag
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

House On The Beach

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Umkomaas Area

South Coast

The House on the Beach het 'n duidelike Cape Cod gevoel wanneer jy ingaan. Die hout plafonne en vloere is wit, die kombuis is alles room en wit.

Highrocks
Gasgradering: 10
Slaap 13 in 1 eenheid
Van R 2950
Per eenheid per nag
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Highrocks

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Umkomaas Area

South Coast

Highrocks Beach House was in 2014 en 2015 gekies as een van die Top Tien Strandhuise deur Getaway Magazine vir elegansie en bekostigbaarheid.

Timeless Lodge
Slaap 16 in 8 eenhede
Van R 650
Per persoon per nag (wat deel) | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Timeless Lodge

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Umkomaas Area

South Coast

Timeless Lodge huddles on a bluff in Umkomaas, overlooking the Indian Ocean. On arrival at this elegant B&B your vista is filled with a panoramic view of blue sky and blue ocean for as far as the eye can see

Le Paradis Lodge
Gasgradering: 8
Slaap 32 in 9 eenhede
Van R 375
Per persoon per nag (wat deel) | Sleeps 3 max (2 adults)
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Le Paradis Lodge

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Widenham

South Coast

The lodge provides self-catered luxury accommodation for individuals, couples and families which are serviced on a daily basis (Except Christmas Day & New Year’s Day). Le Paradis also provides stunning sea views, brilliant facilities ...

Hathorn's Beach Cottage
Gasgradering: 8
Slaap 14 in 1 eenheid
Van R 1620
Per staanplek per nag
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Hathorn's Beach Cottage

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Clansthal

South Coast

Hathorn's Beach Cottage is a rustic family beach cottage situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal overlooking the world-famous diving site, Aliwal Shoal.

On the Beach
Gasgradering: 9.6
Slaap 8 in 1 eenheid
Van R 1800
Per eenheid per nag
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

On the Beach

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Clansthal

South Coast

On the Beach is 'n 4 slaapkamer huis .... op die strand in Clansthal.Dit kan 'n maksimum van 8 persone akkommodeer, insluitende kinders.

COCOtree Beach House
Gasgradering: 10
Slaap 13 in 1 eenheid
Van R 3700
Per eenheid per nag
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

COCOtree Beach House

Selfsorg Huis / Kothuis Verblyf in Clansthal

South Coast

With cool breezes, expansive ocean views and breathtaking sunrises, COCOtree is Only a 40min drive from Durban...........that takes you to the upper class coastal village, Clansthal

Bare Feet Retreat B&B
Slaap 8 in 3 eenhede
Van R 550
Per persoon per nag (wat deel) | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Bare Feet Retreat B&B

Bed & Ontbyt Akkommodasie in Freeland Park

South Coast

Conveniently situated near the N2, the B&B is a perfect starting point for a day trip to Durban, a hike in Oribi Gorge or a nice drive along the coastal shore.

Charles Hoffe Park
Slaap 5 in 1 eenheid
Van R 905
Per eenheid per nag | Sleeps 5 adults max
* Tariewe kan wissel volgens seisoen

Charles Hoffe Park

Selfsorg Vakansie Woonstelle in Scottburgh

South Coast

15 self-catering holiday flats within walking distance of the beach. Large groups can be accommodated (75 – 90). Ideal for team building and small conferences. Conference area Wedding Venue for beach weddings.

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