Experience Ukrebe
SARDINE RUN, SHARK DIVING IN PROTEA BANKS & ALIWAL SHOAL

Days
13 days/ 12 nights
transfer
pick up & transfers
beach
beach
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minimum 4 people
guide
private divemaster
price
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food
breakfasts & meals
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snacks & drinks on boat
accommodation
accommodations
language
your language
(reading is highly recommended)
 

We recommend flying from your origin destination to Durban. Preferably arrival at destination should be before noon. From there we will have approximately 5 hours by road to our destination, Port St. Johns. Optionally, we also recommend flying to Mthatha Airport in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, located approximately 2 hours from Port St. Johns with the local airlines of South African Airways and SA Airlink. We recommend the return flight from Durban.

Day 1

ARRIVAL TO SOUTH-AFRICA

Arrival at Durban International Airport or Mthatha Airport (KwaZulu-Natal), then road transfer (included) to Port St Johns. Check-in at the diving center and accommodation. Afternoon off to visit the town of Port St Johns (The Wild Coast). Dinner at the guest house (included).

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Day 2 to day 6

SARDINE RUN

Daily breakfast (included) at accommodation. 5 full days of Sardine Run (6 to 8 hours at sea) with lunch, snacks and refreshers onboard. Dinner at the guest house (included).

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Day 7

PORT ST JOHNS

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Day off diving. Relax day or optional  activities: excursion to the Bluff Nature Reserve Waterfall, the Umgazana and Brazen Head or a cruise on the river of Port St Johns.

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Day 7

PORT ST JOHNS

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Day off diving. Relax day or optional  activities: excursion to the Bluff Nature Reserve Waterfall, the Umgazana and Brazen Head or a cruise on the river of Port St Johns.

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Day 7

PORT ST JOHNS

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Day off diving. Relax day or optional  activities: excursion to the Bluff Nature Reserve Waterfall, the Umgazana and Brazen Head or a cruise on the river of Port St Johns.

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Day 7

PORT ST JOHNS

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Day off diving. Relax day or optional  activities: excursion to the Bluff Nature Reserve Waterfall, the Umgazana and Brazen Head or a cruise on the river of Port St Johns.

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Day 7

PORT ST JOHNS

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Day off diving. Relax day or optional  activities: excursion to the Bluff Nature Reserve Waterfall, the Umgazana and Brazen Head or a cruise on the river of Port St Johns.

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Day 8

DEPARTURE

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Transfer to Mthatha Airport (2 hours) or Durban International Airport (5 hours, additional charges).

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TRANSFER TO UMKOMAAS

Breakfast (included) at accommodation prior to departure. Road transfer (included) to Umkomaas, approximately 1 hour . Lunch en route (not included). Check-in at the diving center and accommodation. Dinner at a restaurant (not included).

SHARK DIVING ALIWAL SHOAL

Daily breakfast (included) at accommodation. 2 daily dives with sharks (1 baited dive). Afternoon off with optional activities. Lunch and dinner at a restaurant (not included).

DEPARTURE

Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Transfer to Durban International Airport (1 hour).

INCLUDES:

  • Assistance upon arrival at airport

  • Transfers between Port St Johns - Margate - Umkomaas - Durban

  • 6 nights of accommodation at Port St Johns River Lodge (double or twin room)

  • 5 days of the Sardine Run

  • Lunch, soft drinks and snacks on boat

  • Weights, cylinders and diving permits

  • Skipper and guides, qualified and specialized for the Sardine Run

  • Constant informational air support of the evolution of migration

  • 3 nights of accommodation at Divers Villa (double or twin room), in Margate

  • 3 shark dives + 1 baited dive (including weights and cylinders) in Protea Banks

  • 3 nights of accommodation at guest house (double or twin room), in Umkomaas

  • 3 shark dives + 1 baited dive (including weights and cylinders) in Aliwal Shoal

  • 12 breakfasts, 6 dinners in Port St Johns

  • Refreshers and snacks on boat

  • Private divemaster

  • Experienced local area knowledge and insider tips

EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights

  • Meals where not specified

  • Optional activities during trip

  • Diving equipment (5€ per dive)

  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

from
2.897€

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• 50% deposit required to confirm the booking of the Experience, and remaining 50% to be paid 60 days prior to arrival • All payments done by providing bank card details will carry an extra 5% (bank fees) • All payments done through PayPal will carry an extra 5% • All payments done by bank transfers to be done using “banking our instructions” (client pays all bank transfer charges) • By paying the deposit you are deemed to have accepted our terms & conditions • Cancellations before 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking amount (during local public holidays will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount) • Cancellations after 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount • Dive trips being cancelled due to bad weather not refundable • If as a result of a major force, such as the current pandemic caused by Covid-19 the trip cannot be made on the scheduled dates, the amount paid is not refundable and the trip will be rescheduled for other dates in accordance with the availability of the client and Mozambique Experience •

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Can you not make it to the Sardine Run?

These are the various accommodation options that we have in the different destinations where we will be during the stay of the aforementioned program. Depending on the budget we recommend one or the other. For more detailed information on each one, you can visit the accommodation section. All options include en-suite rooms with the possibility of a double bed or separate beds, cleaning service, Wi-fi, 24-hour security, and some with a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

Divers Lodge
Divers Lodge

Port St. Johns

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Divers Lodge
Divers Lodge

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PSJ-River-Lodge-pool

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Divers Lodge
Divers Lodge

Port St. Johns

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Divers Villa
Divers Villa

Shelly Beach

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Divers Villa
Divers Villa

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Divers Villa
Divers Villa

The Divers Villa, just a 10 minute drive from the dive center and a 5 minute walk from a shopping mall is more like a home than anything else.

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Divers Villa
Divers Villa

Shelly Beach

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