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Part of the world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana Bay is a tiny town in the exquisite nature reserve, a coastal forested strip between St Lucia and Lake Sibhayi.

Sodwana Bay lies in the north eastern corner of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Province, where the Indian Ocean’s waters are always warm and the beaches and reefs remain unscathed by industry.

Regarded as South Africa’s premier diving site, Sodwana Bay has many fascinating attractions including ancient coastal dunes and forests. Inland are salt and fresh water lakes, small villages and game parks.

In volume, the coral reefs in Sodwana Bay are one-tenth the size of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, however, they are no less important. These pristine reefs are safe breeding grounds for masses of fish and without them fish populations would radically decline. Fortunately, the conservation of this area is at the forefront of local authorities’ agendas. Registered tour companies in the area... Show more

About Guest Houses

For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.