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Sodwana Bay National Park

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Sodwana Bay National Park is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site and is a scuba diver's paradise. It is considered to be one of the top diving destinations in the world.


Sodwana Bay is approximately midway between Durban and Johannesburg, being about a four-hour drive from either.

Sodwana Bay National Park at a Glance

  • 5 sleeper cabins (fully equipped)
  • 8 sleeper cabins (fully equipped)
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Microwave
  • DStv
  • Gas stove
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Braai facilities
  • Sea views (from some units)
  • Cellphone reception (Vodacom & Cell C)
  • Internet access (from the office)
  • Child minding services

The resort at Sodwana Bay is set in a sheltered bay, on the Maputaland coast and offers accommodation in either five or eight sleeper cabins.

The five sleeper cabins offer two bedrooms, one bathroom with bath and shower, a lounge and fully equipped kitchen. The eight sleeper cabins offer three bedrooms with single beds, two separate bathrooms, a lounge and fully equipped kitchen.

An extra bed can be added in both cabins, on request and the chalets are serviced daily.

The reserve at Sodwana Bay offers 24-hour access. However, guests arriving after the reception has closed will be expected to pay a refundable deposit.

Sodwana Bay is well set up for scuba diving excursions and although diving is good all year round, the best diving is between April and September each year.

There is a great diversity of underwater sea scapes, corals, reef fish, overhangs, drop-offs and mushrooms rocks.

Whale shark sightings are common at certain times of the year and night dives are spectacular.

Diving attendants are available to assist with gear, both on the beach and at the camp. An air filling facility is available on the beach as well as a small take-away facility for light meals.

Sodwana Bay falls within a protected reserve and no quad bikes or motorbikes are allowed in the park.

Visitors to Sodwana Bay can enjoy diving, snorkelling, fishing, kite surfing, horse riding, self-guided walking trails or guided walks and bird watching excursions.

Night tours can also be arranged during December and January evenings offering visitors a unique opportunity to go turtle watching.

Sodwana Bay benefits from an outstanding climate all year round and attracts numerous visitors, especially divers wanting to explore its many exciting coral reefs and other hidden treasures.

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