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.