Sardine Run | South Africa | 2019

Following the success of our 2018 Sardine Run, Nomadic Scuba is partnering up with  Riverside Lodge and Offshore Africa therefore offering you the best bang for your buck. Sharks, Humpback whales, super pods of Dolphins and diving Gannets preying on the annual Sardine migration off South Africa’s wild coast.

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What’s included?

  • Welcome pack

  • Transfers to and from Mthatha (Umtata) airport to Port St. Johns

  • 8 Nights accommodation at Port St. johns River Lodge

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (lunch packs when at sea)

  • 6 Full days of Sardine Run action

  • Aircraft spotter guiding to the action

  • Cylinder and air fills

  • Weight belt and weights

  • Diver permits

  • Highly qualified team of Skippers and Guides

  • Donation to the Shark Guardian Charity to support shark conservation, educational programs and research projects

  • Nomadic Scuba T-shirt with every booking

​Program Itinerary & Details whilst on the Sardine Run

  • Day 1: Arrive Mthatha Airport and transfer to Port St. Johns River Lodge

    • Set up personal equipment and meet the Offshore Africa team, paperwork and certification checks and book into the River Lodge
  • Day 2,3,4: Full day Unlimited Sardine Run Diving

    • Leaving the River Lodge at 0745 we head out to sea on the boats with directional guiding from Tzulu the gyrocopter pilot for the day.
  • Day 5: Relaxing Day / sight seeing

    • A choice of locations to visit along with the option to simply relax in the comfort of River Lodge. The day culminates in “Sun downers” high on the rocky Ira reflecting on the trip so far with a beer in hand and an amazing sunset over the distant mountain range.
  • Day 6,7,8: Full day Unlimited Sardine Run Diving

    • 3 more days chasing the Sardines along the coast
  • Day 9: Transfer to Mthatha Airport


Dates: 1st-9th July 2019

Package Costs: US$ 2,950 per person

50% Deposit (NON REFUNDABLE) required to secure booking


What’s not included?

  • Dive Gear {can be hired} – Equipment rental of BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask,& Snorkel. We have a full range available should you require equipment. Kindly notify us in advance to secure your equipment needs

  • Additional land based activities

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Beverages

  • Gratuities

  • Taxes / flights

  • Passport / visas

  • Personal Insurance


Contact us to reserve your place on the Sardine Run 2019

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2 thoughts on “Sardine Run | South Africa | 2019

  1. Highly recommended. Rob and Debbie at Offshore Africa have put together an excellent team so you have a wealth of local expertise available on the boat to learn from and a gyro copter doing the action spotting. The boats are comfortable and everything you need is on board. It’s a hop on hop off situation so some encounters may be best viewed whilst snorkeling and some you may need to get into your scuba, but we found every day packed with excitement. The lodge was very comfortable -everyone was accommodating and super friendly. It’s a beautiful part of the world and worth the visit.

    1. Thanks for your feedback kathy, it’s difficult to emphasize how good this trip is; to be teaming up with Rob and Debbie and the Offshore Africa crew on top of staying in the Riverside Lodge is simply fantastic. We cannot wait for 2019.

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