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N'taba River Lodge
& Spa

Four star rating


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Experience the Miracle of the Sardine Run at Ntaba River Lodge

Witness one of nature's greatest spectacles, the Sardine Run, from the comfort of Ntaba River Lodge. Located in Port St. Johns, a prime sardine run destination, our lodge offers the perfect base for an unforgettable experience.

Witness the Thrill of the Chase

Every year, from May to July, millions of sardines embark on a thrilling migration along the South African east coast. Predator and prey converge in a breathtaking display of feeding frenzy.


From the shores near Ntaba River Lodge, you can witness dolphins, sharks, whales, and birds joining the chase, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

Unwind and Relax After a Day of Adventure

After a day filled with excitement, return to the tranquility of Ntaba River Lodge. Our comfortable accommodations, featuring private patios with scenic river or pool views, offer a welcome retreat.


Enjoy delicious meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients at our on-site restaurant. Take a refreshing dip in our sparkling pool or indulge in a pampering treatment at our rejuvenating spa.

More Than Just the Sardine Run

Ntaba River Lodge offers a variety of activities beyond the sardine run. Explore the surrounding area by canoeing on the scenic Umzimvubu River, embark on a thrilling horseback ride along the beach, or discover the rich cultural heritage of nearby communities.

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Book Your Sardine Run Adventure Today

Don't miss your chance to witness this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. Book your stay at Ntaba River Lodge today and create lasting memories during the Sardine Run!

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