South Africa on the globe

For almost half a year I've been planning this next trip. However with just one week to go actually the only thing planned is the first week of scuba diving.

This will be a spectacular week: I am going to do the Sardine Run. This spectacular event happens only once a year. Huge shoals of sardines will pass the coast of Kwazulu Natal, attracting all kinds of predators: different species of shark, dolphin and whale can make their appearance. Let's hope for some good action!


After the sardine run if all goes well I will spend another three weeks touring through South Africa. The plans for this are short: rent a car and see where the good weather is. Probably a tour along the Wild Coast followed by a trip up north, to Kruger National Park, Swaziland and perhaps a little but of Mozambique. On my shortlist: Drakensberg, St. Lucia Wetlands and of course Kruger Park.

Based upon the disclaimers I got before the trip I need to make some adjustments to my scuba gear:

"Do not bring any bright / luminous yellow, orange, green or silver dive equipment. The sharks can mistake this for a shoal of fish, we don't need to excite them any more than they already will be"

Sardine run 2011So I will get myself a black mask, and hide the reflective yellow patches on my BCD!

Since the action will be fast and my underwater camera is not, I decided to get myself a GoPRO Hero action camera with headmount! Let's hope it will get me some great underwater action footage!





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