Sodwana Bay, meaning ‘little one on its own’ in Zulu, is located on the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This area is a World Heritage Site which is managed by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority, an independent organisation. This was formed to protect the area stretching about 150km from the Mozambique border to Cape Vidal and 3 nautical miles out to sea.
A beautiful and unspoilt gem Sodwana Bay is classified as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. With an approximate 50km of complex coral reef structures Sodwana Bay has over 1 000 fish species living here. During certain times of the year whales, dolphins and whale sharks can be spotted. In summer there are Turtle Tours which allows visitors to view the Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles as they emerge from the ocean and slowly walk up the beach to nest.
Sodwana Bay offers accommodation in the form of luxury or budget camp sites, chalets, log cabins, lodges and guest houses.
Things to do and see in Sodwana Bay include:
For a change of pace, there are a number of game reserves within easy driving distance from Sodwana. There are many restaurants situated here catering to all tastes and budgets. Information on businesses can be found in the business directory, alternatively add your own free business listing.