Whale spotting in Shaka's Rock during the Sardine Run!

Posted on Tue June 20, 2023.

Attention whale watchers!

If you're yearning for an extraordinary encounter with marine wonders that will leave you awe-inspired, then you absolutely must witness the exhilarating Sardine Run on the East Coast of South Africa. It's an annual spectacle known as the "Greatest Shoal on Earth," and it's not just about the sardines—it's about the incredible whales and dolphins that follow in hot pursuit. So, let's dive into the details of this exceptional phenomenon and discover why you should plan a trip to the coast with your loved ones.

When the Sardine Run is in full swing, it's not just about the sardines—it's the whales and dolphins that steal the spotlight. These majestic creatures are drawn to the abundance of food and excitement, creating a breathtaking display of nature's wonders. Picture pods of dolphins leaping gracefully through the waves and majestic whales breaching the surface, their tails glimmering in the sunlight. It's a sight that will leave you in awe and fill your heart with wonder.

Mother and Calf Whale off the Coast of Shaka's Rock


You'll have a front-row seat to this mesmerizing spectacle from your private balcony. Bring your binos to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat, right before your eyes. Although, they often come close enough to shore that you don't even need binoculars to admire them!

Share these moments with your little ones.... I still remember my first whale-sighting as a child, I was filled with such a rush of excitement and pride as I spotted the first whale to breach the water in the distance! This is something you definitely don't want your kids to miss out on!

We invite you to plan your trip to the coast and be part of this awe-inspiring experience. Plus, when you book directly through our website, you'll enjoy exclusive benefits and save on unnecessary booking fees.

Our Beachfront Apartments provide the perfect home base for your coastal adventure. From your private balcony, you'll have an unparalleled view of the ocean, allowing you to witness the whales and dolphins in all their glory.


Ready to embark on this incredible adventure? Book now at https://www.beachfrontapartmentsinshakasrock.com/ or reach out to us at [email protected] for more info. We can't wait to be part of your journey!