Start: 05/15/2012 - 10:35
End: 07/10/2012 - 10:35
Between the months of May and July in South Africa, millions upon millions of sardines travel north from the cold oceans off South Africa's Cape Point to KwaZulu-Natal.
The Expedition, dubbed by wildlife film producer Peter Lamberti as the Greatest Shoal on Earth turns into an extravaganza off the northernand southern KwaZulu-Natal coastlines as gigantic waves of silver sardines are hunted by predators that congregate en masse in anticipation of the year's greatest feast. The waters of the Wild Coast teem with sharks, dolphins, Cape Gannets, cormorants, seals and on occasion, Orcas, albatross and penguins that have followed the sardines thousands of kilometres from the southern ocean.
And it all runs straight past Mantis' Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve, one of few combined ocean and game reserve in Southern Africa, just a short drive from the quaint seaside town of Port Alfred. Wth a seven kilometre stretch of private soft sandy beach on one side and 850 hectares of unspoilt bush on the other, this really is the best of both worlds.
Watch this phenomenon on the beach while enjoying a delicious picnic or enjoy the perfect indoors view from the Lodge's comfortable lounge.