Best Time for Sardines

Mostly, visitors arrive during the June/July South African winter school holidays and follow a number of sources to get an idea of the sardines’ movement and sightings.

To celebrate the sardines and keep the excitement going, various events are put on during Sardine Season (June, July), including special an action-packed beach and hinterland programme, featuring lots of fun and games on various beaches along the KZN South Coast from Scottburgh to Port Edward, as well as at inland venues.

Some of the annual event highlights during this time include the Ugu Jazz Festival, South Coast Lions Show, the Shelly Beach Ski Boat Festival, the Maidens Ceremony, the Sardine Run Golf Tournament, and many more.