THE sea will turn silver soon, teeming with sardines making their annual pilgrimage up the coast.
Every year, usually between May and July, the greatest migration on Earth takes place, and it happens right on our doorstep! Billions of sardines travel northwards into the sub-tropical seas of South Africa’s wild coast. The sardines migrate along the cooler inshore waters to avoid the strong and warm offshore Agulhas Current, which flows in the opposite direction to the migration. Sardine prefer water temperatures between 14°C -20°C.