Safari and Sardine Run

Gauteng – Kruger National Park – The Wild Coast
13 Days / 12 Nights

Accommodation Location Duration
Belvedere Estate Gauteng 1 Night
Nkambeni Tented Lodge Kruger National Park 3 Nights
Belvedere Estate Gauteng 1 Night
Ocean View Hotel The Wild Coast 6 Nights
Belvedere Estate Gauteng 1 Night


  • Transport in 24 Seater Overland truck
  • Driver, cook and Dive Tour Leader
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Fuel, Tolls, Transit, all Transport Permits & R50 million Passenger Liability
  • Meals and Accommodation as indicated
  • Park Entry Fees
  • 4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Sundowner drive
  • Morning guided bush walk
  • Panorama Route
  • Local Dinner and Dancing
  • Traditional meal Belvedere Estate
  • Airport Transfer
  • Flight Johannesburg to East London
  • Flight East London to Johannesburg


  • All services except those listed above
  • Flights, Airport taxes, Visas
  • Sleeping bags
  • Porterage
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything of personal nature

Day 1: Belvedere Estate, Gauteng

Day Itinerary
Group Airport Transfer, evening at leisure. Overnight Belvedere Estate. Breakfast is included.

Day 2: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, Kruger National Park

Day Itinerary
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at Nkambeni Tented Lodge for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive. Breakfast & dinner are included. 

Day 3: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, Kruger National Park

Day Itinerary
This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. You will explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. Breakfast & dinner are included. 

Day 4: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, Kruger National Park

Day Itinerary
As is customary when on safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance. Breakfast & dinner are included.

Day 5: Belvedere Estate, Gauteng

Day Itinerary
We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate (overnight) in the late afternoon and all travelers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel. Breakfast & dinner included.

Day 6: Ocean View Hotel, The Wild Coast

Day Itinerary
This morning we will fly to the Eastern Cape town of East London. Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full briefing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 7/8/9/10/11: Ocean View Hotel, The Wild Coast

Day Itinerary
The annual Great Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon which usually occurs during the months of June and July, when massive schools of sardines migrate from the colder waters around the Cape to the warmer waters of Kwazulu Natal to give birth to their offspring. Once they’ve laid their eggs, they return to the Cape, closely followed by thousands of dolphins, birds, fish of prey, whales and sharks. The ocean awakes and the thrill is simply indescribable. After Breakfast at 7am you will be transferred to Mapusi, the most spectacular, idyllic river mouth from where we launch our boat. The highly experienced and skillful crew will approach anything interesting with great care and only when it is safe will the divers be allowed to enter the water. More often than not this will be done on mask and snorkel. There is a constant off-the-boat and on-the-boat which requires stamina and a certain fitness. Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 12: Belvedere Estate, Gauteng

Day Itinerary
Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London (where we will board a flight to the City of Johannesburg. Breakfast is included.

Day 13: End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Group airport transfer. Breakfast is included.

Tour price per diver $4,858.00
Tour price per non diver $4,858.00
Tour price per single diver $5,138.00