Sodwana Festival

iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Festival

iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Festival

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This event draws talented photographers from around the world to test their skills documenting iSimangaliso’s natural splendour.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park presents the Sodwana Bay Festival, powered by SUBMERGE Magazine and Nauticam. Hosted in Sodwana Bay annually, this event is for divers and non-divers alike.

With a photographic competition, a music festival, kids’ club, quizzes and games, micro-seminars, community drive and much more, there is something for everyone.

Photographic Competition

The Sodwana Bay Festival will feature a photographic competition for any diver with any type of underwater camera setup, and for those who prefer to take their shot on dry land, there are categories to enter too. With the stunning reefs and dramatic landscapes of iSimangaliso Wetland Park serving as the backdrop for these images, we encourage both divers and non-divers alike to participate in this idyllically set competition.

Georgina Jones – Spike
Georgina Jones – Spike

Music Festival

End off each day with bands, music, themed evenings as well as games and quizzes.

Community Drive

This event will not only have a big vibe but also a big heart. With a major incentive to give back to the local community, we aim to provide basic skills training in swimming, first aid and discover scuba courses, teaching the value of our underwater world and why it is essential to conserve our oceans.

Geoff Spiby – Marine Animal Portraits
Geoff Spiby – Marine Animal Portraits

Micro-Seminars – Learn Something New

With micro-seminars hosted by topic professionals, not only will festival-goers be entertained, but could walk away with photo editing skills, a business tip or even the five best ways to tie your sarong.

Kid’s Club

With a full-day programme including face painting, sand castle competitions, eco-tours, Discover Rock Pools walking tours, movies and more, the children will have a holiday that they will never forget.

Andrew Kemp – Little Gems
Andrew Kemp – Little Gems

The event is set to be the diving festival of the year, we invite you to get involved!

We encourage you to visit our Facebook page (@SodwanaBayFestival). Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, or keep an eye out on the Sodwana Bay Festival website.



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Sabrina Hindley
073 865 2016

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