Every South African winter the Wild Coast comes alive in a boiling churning crazy happening known as the Sardine Run. Millions of small silver fish get trapped and herded by unusual water temperatures which kickstarts the greatest feeding frenzy on earth. Dolphins, whales, sharks and birds launch a synchronised attack on the small running fish. If you’re very very lucky and if you’re in the right place at the right time… you might just get to witness the madness.
With a wild and expansive coastline, being in the right place at the right time is a difficult endeavour. When I heard about the possibility of experiencing this great event from my friend David’s beautiful 82 foot Catamaran, Ocean Adventurer II, I cleared my diary and booked my berth. If the Sards are running, we’ll find them.