Sardine Run and Shark Safari in South Africa

ITINERARY

NB. The itinerary might be subject to changes depending on weather conditions, the sardine migration, and the booking situation in the Game Parks.

DAY 1 (no diving)

We depart from London Heathrow on Saturday 2nd July 21:30, and will arrive at Johannesburg airport in South Africa on Sunday morning 09:30.

DAY 2 (no diving)

After a short stay in Johannesburg we depart for Durban 11:00, with arrival 12:10. Here we will be met by a representative from the dive centre who will transport us to the lodge in Umkomaas (approx 45 min with coach/minibus).

After arrival at the lodge we will sort ourselves out for the diving activities the next day.

DAY 3-5 (6 dives)

Diving at Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks, Rocky Bay or Umdloti, depending on weather conditions and the sardine migration.

One evening we will visit the Natal Shark Board, followed by a night out in Durban.

DAY 6 (no diving)

Time to off-gas and a rest. The keen diver has the choice of purchasing another day of diving, or why not explore the local area? Several non-diving activities are also available, together with shopping in Durban.

DAY 7-8 (4 dives)

Diving at Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks, Rocky Bay or Umdloti, depending on weather conditions and the sardine migration.

DAY 9-11 (no diving)

After breakfast we head for the Hluhluwe / Umolozi Game Park located further north along the coast (4-5 hours by minibus).

During the stay in the Park you can join several game drives accompanied by specially trained rangers (both day and night). On day 10 we will have a 2-3 hour game walk up to one of the peaks so you can get a nice overview of the park.

On the way back to the lodge we will drive down to Lake St. Lucia for a 2 hour boat ride on this World Heritage Site, to look for hippos, crocs and the abundant bird life.

DAY 12-13 (4 dives)

Diving at Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks, Rocky Bay or Umdloti, depending on weather conditions and the sardine migration.

DAY 14 (no diving)

We depart from Durban airport 16:45, and arrive Cape Town 19:00. The overnight flight back to London departs at 20:50.

DAY 15 (no diving)

Back at London Heathrow 07:55.

 

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TRIP DATES 2005

2 Jul - 16 Jul

COSTS & BOOKING

£2,390 (all-inclusive)

What is included?

Deposit £239

Booking
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TRIP INFORMATION

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Itinerary
Tips, hints and what to bring

Air temp: 16-22°C
Water temp: 14-18°C
Diving depth: 10-40 metres
Visibility: 5-40 metres

Required diving experience

LINKS

Lake St. Lucia
Natal Shark Board
South African Tourism