The 2019 Sardine Run has finally reached the shores of KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend, and everyone is over the moon. Greg Thomspon, acting head of operations at the KZN Sharks Board, said the sardines made their appearance in the Amanzimtoti area this weekend.
He said sardine netting took place between Toti main beach and Pipeline beach, and around 1500 crates filled. The General Manager of the Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh, Philip Schalkwyk, said swimming at some eThekwini beaches remained prohibited for a few days, and nets removed between Ansteys beach on the Bluff and Umgababa.
“The anticipation continues to build each year, typically around the start of July when batches of sardines pass up the South Coast and the bird, shark and whale action reaches its pinnacle.
“The Blue Marlin Hotel’s garden is an ideal lookout point,” he said.
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