Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal South Africa is renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Sodwana is situated on the coast within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The reserve lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs. The Maputaland 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. Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve with its many exciting coral reefs and outstanding climate, has distinguished itself as one of the premier sport fishing and diving destinations in the world.

Activities at Sodwana Bay National Park

Sodwana Bay is a paradise for fishermen (shore and ski-boaters), snorkellers and scuba divers
Ski-boaters and shore anglers have the opportunity to catch a number of different game fish. Sodwana has produced record billfish and sailfish.
Fishing conditions are good throughout the year. The weather is typically subtropical. The water temperature is usually above 20°C and can reach 29°C in summer.

Snorkellers and scuba divers
The diversity of fish and invertebrates on Africa's southern-most coral reefs attract many scuba divers and there are excellent snorkelling spots along this Sodwana Coast.
There are a number of dive sites to choose from.

Turtles at Sodwana Bay
During the summer months loggerhead and leatherback turtles come out of the sea at night to nest on the beaches. Night turtle tours are provided during December and January. Departure times vary with the tide.

How to get to Sodwana Bay
Coming from the north turn off the N2 at Jozini and follow the signs to Mbazwana or if you are coming from the south (Durban) turn off the N2 into Hluhluwe village, drive through the town and at the T Junction turn left. Continue for about one km then you turn right over the railway line. Follow the sign posts Mbazwana. Now follow the Sodwana sign. As you exit Mbazwana, you will get a circle, 8.8km after the circle turn left onto a dirt road (GPS Cords S27.50833 E32.65366). Follow the road for about 500 meters, keeping right, to Certainty Lodge (GPS Cords S27.50654 E32.65826).

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