Spectacular Sodwana

Sodwana Bay, with its endless stretch of coral reefs, clear visibility and protected marine life, is hailed as one of the top five dive sites in South Africa. Found approximately 5 hours outside of Durban, and just 1 hour from Kosi Bay and the border of Mozambique, Sodwana Bay Lodge is the ultimate spot from which to enjoy a dive holiday, suited to all capabilities. Sodwana-Bay-Lodge-Beach-2-Etienne-2014 The warm, year-round weather, lush, green surrounding forest and balmy, salty breeze will transport you to a place of eternal summer.  Whenever you choose to visit Sodwana Bay, you can be almost 100% guaranteed of long beach days and clear dive visibility. Mabibi is found between Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay and is one of the best spots for a day in the deep. With only two boats launching in this area it is pure, unspoiled and exclusive diving at its best. 1291694_477687898996265_1594617551_o Other than the magnificent diving, here are a few other ways to spend your time when visiting the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Leatherback and Loggerhead turtle hatchings from October to February.
  • Visit the local cashew nut factory on the Coastal Forrest Road.
  • Visit Musi Pans for quality bird watching and hippo sightings.
  • Travel to Lake Sibaya – the largest freshwater lake in southern Africa. It is best to take a 4×4 or a bakkie with a diff lock to this beautiful area.
  • Snorkelling for those who prefer shallower waters.
  • Surf and fly-fishing are amongst the best on the east coast of South Africa. Fishing is on a catch-and-release basis.
  • Drives in open 4×4 vehicles to Black Rock and other localities offer great views of the spectacular reserve with excellent birding.

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