Sodwana Bay

1,200 species of technicolour marine life are waiting to astound you

Diving deep for memories

Sodwana Bay is one of the top ten dive destinations in the world. The coral reefs contain over 1,200 species of fish as well as a variety of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. It is also home to the Coelacanth which was discovered in the deep Jesser Canyon offshore from Sodwana Bay in 2000.

Home of the world-famous iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay photographic competition

With its sea, surf and sun, Sodwana Bay is a sprawling open-air, all-year-round activity destination.

Sodwana Bay is one of the top ten dive destinations in the world. The coral reefs contain over 1,200 species of fish as well as a variety of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. It is also home to the Coelacanth which was discovered in the deep Jesser Canyon offshore from Sodwana Bay in 2000.

Throughout the year, pods of bottlenose dolphins routinely patrol up and down the coast, just beyond the breakers. Southern right and humpback whales visit our shores between June and November every year. They migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to breed in the warmer Indian Ocean and then return south with their adolescent calves.

Sodwana Bay is a short drive from the Big 5 uMkhuze section of iSimangaliso – which makes this rare combination of eco-systems home to the Big 7, as humpback whales and whale sharks join lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo.

The bay area is home to lions

Hump Back Whales in iSimangaliso

In the Area

Amoray Diving

Activities : Scuba Diving
The divemasters at Amoray Diving are passionate about sharing their inside knowledge of iSimangaliso’s pristine reefs.

Coral Divers

Offering a comfortable diving holiday experience while retaining the rustic appeal of an out-of-the-way bush camp.

Mseni Lodge

Located just 10 minutes from the main gate, with miles of unspoiled beach on one side and pure African bush on the other.

Sodwana Bay – KZN Wildlife

Activities : Scuba Diving
Set within the Park surrounded by coastal forest, choose between camping and self catering accommodation.

TwoBar Scuba

Activities : Scuba Diving
A dive shop with training facilities offering qualifications at all levels.

Ufudu Tours

Activities : Turtle Tours
Knowledgable guides to give you an enlightening glimpse into the lives of iSimangaliso's turtle species.