Enjoy the Sardine Run with Ocean View Hotel in the Wild Coast

Ocean View Hotel Sardine Run

Ocean View Hotel, Coffee Bay, Wild Coast

Experience the greatest shoal on earth from the comfort of the Ocean View Hotel in the Wild Coast. Get up close and personal as you witness the Sardine Run that takes place every year between June and July from the comfort of this luxury accommodation.

Situated on a private beach in Coffee Bay, on the infamously beautiful Wild Coast, the hotel is surrounded by beautiful green cliffs and the Indian Ocean.

The highlight of this establishment is that it is right next to the beach, which is perfect for sea lovers, surfers and beach combers.

Experience the Sardine Run at the Ocean View Hotel

Sardine Run, Ocean View Hotel, Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, accommodation

The Sardine Run is an annual visual spectacular that involves sardines from hundreds of large swirling shoals ‘run’ from the cool waters of the North East and head towards the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean.

Billions of sardines spawn and begin to migrate, which, as you can imagine, attracts a massive amount of oceanic predators.

The Sardine Run is a great feast for Sharks, Dolphins, Cape Gannets, Cormorants, Seals and Whales in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

This feeding frenzy has been a tourist attraction of grand proportions and left many people in awe of the wonders of nature.

During this spectacular event, Ocean View Hotel offers boat charters for this event and many others like it. Simply give them a call to enquire about their accommodation and boast charters to witness this magical event up close and personal.

Make sure you book your rooms at Ocean View Hotel for this year’s Sardine Run! Click here to see their specials taking place during this annual event.

Not only can you enjoy a stay in their hotel, but you can also enjoy a delicious dinner, bed & breakfast and a chartered boat trip to see the swirling shoals up close!

To find out more about the Ocean View Hotel and what they have to offer, give them a call on on 047 575 2005/6 or email info@oceanview.co.za. Visit their website at www.oceanview.co.za. Find them at 1 main road, Coffee Bay, Mthatha, 5082.

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