Watch as the much-anticipated annual Sardine Run attracts hundreds of people to beaches in the Amanzimtoti area. Here is the video.
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Sardine fever hit Margate, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday where the first nets of ‘silver gold’ were pulled to shore. Crates of fish are reportedly selling for R1500.
Various indicators have pointed towards sardines leaving the Eastern Cape and making their way to KwaZulu-Natal.
Why would these sardines migrate to the opposite end of the country, only to end up in habitat that is obviously too warm for them?
Sardines were spotted from Sezela right through to Pumula beach along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast in the past two to three weeks.
KwaZulu-Natal’s sardine run has begun with lots of shark and dolphin activity following the shoal along the coastline.
All signs point to the sardine run being imminent but the national lockdown is expected to keep many away from the beach.
Durban locals and tourists gear up for the annual Sardine Run.