Beaches are to be found along virtually every part of South Africa’s eastern seaboard, with some of the least developed gems found in the Natal.
An extraordinary natural phenomenon that is witnessed annually on the KwaZulu-Natal coast during late autumn or early winter is the “sardine run”. Also referred to as “the greatest shoal on earth”, the sardine run occurs when millions of sardines migrate from their spawning grounds south of the southern tip of Africa northwards along the Eastern Cape coastline towards KwaZulu-Natal following a path close inshore, often resulting in many fish washing up on beaches along the coast. The huge shoal of tiny fish can stretch for many kilometres and is followed and preyed upon by thousands of predators, including game fish, sharks, dolphins and seabirds.
Currency South Africa Rand
Location South Africa
Transportation Rental car, taxis and private tours
Shopping Curio shops carry ethnic souvenirs such as carvings, masks, beaded African jewelry.