Travel reports from South Africa

Sardine Run in South Africa

Off to the fray

Once a year, the sea seethes off the coast of the Eastern Cape. Hundreds of dolphins and whales follow the largest animal migration on the planet, the sardine run. The actual spectacle takes place however under the water surface. Because marine mammals, predatory fish, as well as curious snorkelers, they are all out for the big jackpot - the baitball from sardines.