Sardine Fever takes over KwaZulu-Natal

The Sardine Run, also known as the ‘Greatest Shoal on Earth’, is a natural phenomenon that sees massive sardine shoals move along South Africa’s east coast toward KwaZulu-Natal. With them, comes all sorts of predators: gannets, dolphins, sharks, whales and more. It is an incredible display of oceanic food chains.

This year has been a bit different though. With lockdown restrictions in place, those not residing near the Eastern Cape or KZN coast have had to live vicariously through social media to get their fix of the Run.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Environmental Affairs announced on June 13 that only members of the public are not allowed to participate in this year’s Sardine Run according to Update South Africa.

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