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Sodwana Bay

Sodwana Bay KZN Wildlife


Renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, Sodwana is situated on the coast within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St Lucia Wetland Park). The reserve lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs.

In summer, loggerhead and leatherback turtles come out of the sea to nest on the beaches. Aside from Sodwana’s wealth of opportunities for diving, boating and angling, a five-kilometre self-guided trail is available for the enjoyment of nature lovers and bird enthusiasts.

Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay, uMkhuze, Kosi Bay, False Bay and Maphelane are part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site managed by an independent body known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.The Maputoland and St Lucia Marine Reserves are linked to each other to form a continuous protected area stretching 150 km from the Mozambique border southwards to Cape Vidal and 3 nautical miles out to sea.

Room Description at :

Sodwana Bay camp features four-bed Swiss-style log cabins, which include two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, lounge/dining room and kitchen, together with barbecue facilities; and six-bed log cabins including three bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, lounge/dining room and kitchen all with barbecue facilities.

4 Sleeper Cabin:

  • Two separate bedrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • One bathroom with bath and shower
  • Lounge
  • Extra bed on request is available
  • Micro wave,
  • DSTV,
  • Gas stove,
  • Fridge and Freezer,
  • Braai facilities.
  • Some of the cabins have sea view.

6 Sleeper Cabin:

  • Three separate bedrooms with single beds only
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Two separate bathrooms
  • Lounge
  • Extra bed is available on request
  • Micro wave,
  • DSTV,
  • Gas stove,
  • Fridge,
  • Freezer,
  • Braai area outside.
  • Some of the cabins have sea view.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
An entranc fee is payable at the gate
Optional extras


Extra information

Gate Opening and Closing Times:  The gate is open 24 hours a day

Office Hours:  The office is open from 08:00 to 16:30 from Monday to Thursday and from 07:00 to 16:30 from Friday to Sunday.

Check Out time: 10:00  Check In Time: 14:00

Facilities: Diving, fishing and boating.

Shop: The shop in the reserve is run by a concessionaire and stocks curios, groceries and fishing tackle.  The nearest town, Hluhluwe which is 80 km away, has a full range of services.

Special Precautions:  Sodwana Bay is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary; please consult your doctor on Malaria Precautions.

Pets are not permitted into the reserve.

Concessions: Education groups from KwaZulu-Natal are admitted free to the reserve.

Facilities for people with disabilities:  None

Strictly NO portable pools, generators, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers or scramblers allowed.