iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Shootout powered by Nauticam

…and why you should not miss it! 22-27 May 2017 The iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Shootout photography event, within the marine heart of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, is taking place in the popular month of May. After an invitational event in 2016 with key underwater photographers, journalists, dive operators, and iSimangaliso’s marketing team, […]

iSimangaliso’s beach and bush holiday puts safety first

iSimangaliso is gearing up for a popular and busy festive season as the country’s premier combined beach and bush destination. With turtles, whales and coral reefs teaming with fish life, lions, rhino and elephants roaming the veld, there is always something to do and see in the Place of Miracles. For the more active families, […]

Capturing iSimangaliso’s beauty and diversity

iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Shootout photographic competition 2015 – results Originally an underwater competition, the categories were expanded in recent years to enable non-diving photographers to enter in the ‘Land’ category as well, with photographs taken anywhere in the Park. This resulted in an interesting mix of images coming through including the recently introduced lions in […]

So much to do this December in iSimangaliso!

Visit the iSimangaliso Wetland Park world heritage site this festive season and be spoilt for choice in this miraculous natural playground. “iSimangaliso’s eight inter-linking ecosystems, warm clear oceans bursting with a myriad underwater species on our coral reefs, ‘Big 7’ terrestrial and marine fauna including sharks, whales, coelacanths and nesting leatherback and loggerhead turtles, 526 […]

Oh! The things you see under the sea…

Winning images from iSimangaliso’s Sodwana Bay Shootout Festival 2014 powered by Canon “The magic and mystery of the underwater world were once again brought to life, reminding us what an incredible treasure we have here,” says iSimangaliso Marketing Manager and event organiser, Lindy Duffield. Now in its 15th year, the annual photographic competition hosted in […]

iSimangaliso pays tribute

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park joins the close-knit community of Sodwana Bay in mourning the loss of one of their most experienced diving colleagues, Peter Timm, together with his regular dive buddy Adele Stegen, while they were on a technical dive at Aliwal Shoal in June. In a tribute message written by the South African National […]

Sodwana Bay calls photographers, divers and families for fun in iSimangaliso

As the rest of the country shivers and hunkers down against the winter chill, Sodwana Bay within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park enters its prime season with balmy days, calm clear waters and an average temperature in the mid-twenties (Celsius!). Could there be a better time or place to visit? “Anybody in the diving industry already […]

iSimangaliso’s oceanic heritage

In accordance with its management of South Africa’s most diverse world heritage site that includes 102 598ha of marine protected area, iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority permits numerous research projects to be undertaken within park boundaries. One of these research projects is the “Biology, Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation of the Coelacanth Population from iSimangaliso Wetland Park” […]