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The South Coast Beaches are open and ready for you this December holiday!

The South Coast Beaches are open and ready for you this December holiday!

The South Coast Beaches are open! Escape to paradise along the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, where golden sands meet the azure Indian Ocean, creating a haven for holidaymakers seeking sun-soaked relaxation and coastal charm. As the holiday season unfolds, these pristine beaches welcome visitors with open arms, inviting you to bask in the beauty of South Africa’s stunning shoreline.

Blue Flags Fly Proudly

Revel in the comfort of knowing that KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast boasts beaches proudly waving the coveted Blue Flag. This prestigious international eco-label signifies not only the natural splendor of the beaches but also their commitment to environmental sustainability and top-notch safety standards. So, whether you’re a water enthusiast, a sun worshipper, or a family seeking a safe haven for fun in the sun, the Blue Flag beaches along the South Coast have got you covered.

Family-Friendly Fun in the Sun

Pack your beach gear and gather the family for a memorable seaside escapade. From toddlers building sandcastles to teens catching waves, the South Coast’s family-friendly beaches cater to all ages. Lifeguard-patrolled zones ensure a worry-free environment, allowing parents to unwind while the kids revel in the coastal magic.

Diverse Coastal Vibes Await!

Whether you’re drawn to the lively atmosphere of Margate’s main beach, the activities on St Michaels Beach or the serenity of the many hidden coves and beaches, the South Coast offers an array of coastal experiences to suit all. Immerse yourself in the vibrant beach culture, explore local markets, and savor delicious seafood at one of the many restaurants along the coast.

Convenient Access for a Stress-Free Getaway

Easy accessibility adds to the allure of the South Coast. Hit the road and embark on a scenic drive, revelling in the breathtaking coastal views as you make your way to your seaside haven. With a wide range of accommodation options, from cozy seafront flats to luxury penthouses, you’re sure to find your perfect home away from home when booking with Happy Holiday Homes. The KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast beaches beckon holidaymakers with open shores, Blue Flag reassurance, and a diverse array of coastal experiences. Embrace the sun, sand, and surf as you create lasting memories the holiday season along this enchanting stretch of South Africa’s coastline. Your beach side adventure awaits!

Witness the spectacular Sardine Run on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal!

The annual Sardine Run on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal!

All nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, prepare to be amazed as the annual phenomenon known as the Sardine Run unfolds along the stunning South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This incredible marine event often referred to as the “Greatest Shoal on Earth,” is a sight to behold, captivating both locals and visitors alike with its sheer scale and breathtaking display of nature’s wonders.

What is the Sardine Run?

The Sardine Run is a natural occurrence that takes place between May and July each year, when billions of sardines migrate along the coast of South Africa. This massive migration attracts an array of marine predators, including dolphins, sharks, whales, pelagic fish and numerous seabirds, resulting in a feeding frenzy of epic proportions. It is a rare opportunity to witness the raw power and  harmony of oceanic ecosystems in action.

Netting Sardines during the annual Sardine Run on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.

Where does it happen?

The South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, stretching from Port Edward to Durban, is one of the prime locations to witness the Sardine Run. The silver fish often beach in their  thousands attracting fisher folk and holidaymakers in the coastal towns of  Margate, Manaba, Uvongo and Shelly Beach. So when chasing the shoals along the coast and wondering if there is a guest house near me, visit the Happy Holiday Homes website and stay in one of our sea front holiday homes. The warm Agulhas Current, meeting the colder waters from the south, creates the ideal conditions for the sardines to gather and travel in colossal shoals. This region boasts pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a thriving marine ecosystem, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers and underwater enthusiasts.

The Sardine Run is famous for the captivating interactions between dolphins and sharks. These intelligent creatures work together in an astonishing display of cooperation and strategy to corral the sardines into tight bait balls near the surface. As they feast upon the densely packed fish, the water erupts with a flurry of activity, presenting an awe-inspiring spectacle to fortunate onlookers.

Whales and Seabirds Join in the Feast, with the sardines attracting the attention of various whale species, including humpback whales, Bryde’s whales, and even the occasional orca. These magnificent giants partake in the banquet, creating an even grander spectacle. Above the water, the skies become a bustling arena as thousands of seabirds, such as gannets, terns, and albatrosses, dive from great heights to snatch their share of the abundant fish.

Up close and personal!

Dive into adventure for those seeking an up close and personal encounter with the Sardine Run, scuba diving or snorkeling is an absolute must. Plunging into the depths of the ocean, you’ll find yourself surrounded by swirling masses of fish, with predators darting through the shimmering silver clouds. It’s an experience that will leave you breathless and in awe of nature’s astonishing diversity. There are numerous fishing and diving boats that launch from the small craft harbours such as “Sonny Evans Small Craft Harbour” in Shelly Beach. Adventure seekers can spend a day at sea, diving, fishing or sightseeing, experiencing the incredible event.

Beyond the Sardine Run.

While the Sardine Run takes center stage, the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal has much more to offer. Pristine beaches, nature reserves, and coastal forests provide ample opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Embark on a thrilling boat trip, try your hand at fishing, or simply unwind on the sandy shores while gazing out at the endless expanse of the Indian Ocean.

Capturing Memories don’t forget to bring your camera to document this once-in a-lifetime event. The Sardine Run offers incredible photo and video opportunities, allowing you to preserve the memories of this extraordinary natural phenomenon. Whether you’re a professional photographer or simply capturing moments with your smartphone, you’ll surely come away with stunning shots and captivating stories to share.

Remember to plan your trip to coincide with the season these amazing fish appear to experience one of natures biggest shows.

Where to stay during the Sardine Run.

For all your self-catering accommodation when you visit the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, you need not look further than the Happy Holiday Homes smartphone friendly website. The websites user friendly interface and  search features will make booking your stay a breeze.

So pack a bag and head down to the South Coast to experience the wonder of the Greatest Shoal on Earth.

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