SeaXplore Lodge and Dive Center  Verified Listing

  • SeaXplore Lodge & Dive Center in Qondwane, Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa
    SeaXplore Lodge & Dive Center
  • Guest House Living Area
    Guest House Living Area
  • Guest House Lounge
    Guest House Lounge
  • Guest House Dining Room & Kitchen
    Guest House Dining Room & Kitchen
  • Guest House TV Room
    Guest House TV Room
  • Twin Bed Configuration
    Twin Bed Configuration
  • King Bed Configuration
    King Bed Configuration
  • Twin Bed
    Twin Bed
  • King Bed Configuration
    King Bed Configuration
  • Apartment Private Entrance
    Apartment Private Entrance
  • Apartment Loft Room - Double
    Apartment Loft Room - Double
  • Apartment Quadruple Room
    Apartment Quadruple Room
  • Apartment Living Room
    Apartment Living Room
  • Apartment TV Room
    Apartment TV Room
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Swimming Pool
Aircon
Garden
Oven
Braai Area
Balcony
Internet access
Patio
Parking on Premises
Bath towels
Laundry facilities
Serviced Daily
Fireplace
DSTV
Linen
Shared lounge/TV area
Dining Area
Fan
Microwave
Stove
Full Kitchen
Fridge
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities
SeaXplore Lodge & Dive Center is situated in Sodwana Bay that forms part of a World Heritage Site, renowned for its beautiful scenery, Big 5 Reserves and exceptional Diving. The lodge features air-conditioned rooms, large tranquil grounds, a private outdoor pool, and DStv premium. Situated close to all amenities, 5 min drive from the beach and 50 km from nearest Big 5 Game Reserve. SeaXplore Lodge & Dive Center offers Accommodation as well as personalized Scuba Diving and Wildlife Experiences. Sodwana Bay is considered one of the top 10 Dive destinations in the World and also offers Bird watching, Whale watching, Deep sea fishing, Quad biking tours, Turtle tours, Game drives, Snorkeling, Scenic microlight flights and Boat rides. Our accommodation includes the main Guesthouse (Sleeps 10-12) with 5 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms (2 en-suite and 2 external). The large open plan Living Area, Dining Room and Kitchen is shared. A Guest Apartment (sleeps 4 - 6) is also available on the premises with 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, and a large open plan Living Room, Dining Area and Kitchen. Both units are fully self-catering with all necessities provided such as towels, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, microwave, stove, fridge, and kettle. Laundry facilities, full catering and baby-sitting are available at an additional charge. [Please CONTACT HOST directly for any BOOKINGS from 9 DEC - 6 JAN, as instant booking is not supported during peak diving season].
Property Facilities:
* Free parking on premises
* Private outdoor pool
* Private entrance
* Luggage drop-off allowed
* Long term stays allowed
* Outdoor BBQ grill
* Patio or balcony
* Garden
* Fully equipped kitchen for food preparation
* Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans
* Microwave
* Kettle
* Stove with oven
* Fridge
* Freezer
* Dining area
* Living room
* Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Milk
* Cable TV
* Flat screen TV
* Laundry service
* Laptop-friendly work space

Area Information:
Sodwana Bay situated in South Africa on the KwaZulu Natal north coast, between St. Lucia and Lake Sibhayi. Sodwana Bay commonly refers to both the marine reserve (Maputaland Marine Protected Area) and the terrestrial park (iSimangaliso Wetlands Park) as well as the geographical bay and is frequented by scuba divers and anglers.
Sodwana is situated in the Maputaland Marine Protected Area and is the only recreational scuba diving area along the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park coastline. Classified as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, the park is visited by some 35 000 scuba divers per year. The bay is near the southern end of the tropical western Indo-Pacific marine ecoregion, and reef-building corals are present. The 50 km reef complex is habitat to a wide diversity of resident and migratory species. Sailfish, king mackerel, kingfish and other pelagic species of game fish migrate south down the east coast of Africa and since the activities of sea pirates off the coast of north east Africa healthy populations of pelagic game fish again reach all the way south off the coast of South Africa which has re-established Sodwana as a sport fishing destination for pelagic species. The marine protected area is known for endangered marine megafauna including whale sharks, great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, blacktip sharks, manta rays, critically endangered leatherback turtles, loggerhead sea turtles, and coelacanths.
Several submarine canyons cut into the edge of the continental shelf, which is very close to the shoreline. It was in one of these that on 27 November 2000 that a resident population of Coelacanth was discovered. The discovery of Coelacanths made the region world-famous. In the March 2011 issue of National Geographic, a short article titled Ancient Swimmers appeared, discussing the discovery of coelacanths in the depths of Sodwana Bay and the surrounding area. A small section of the written article explains that: "Since this chance sighting, Latimeria chalumnae have been found in several pockets in and around the Indian Ocean. No one knows how many there are - maybe as few as 1,000 or as many as 10, 000. Because of the depth of their habitat, they have mainly been photographed by submersibles and remotely operated vehicles. Divers first documented the fish [in Sodwana Bay] in 2000; in January and February 2010, a specially trained team dived to take pictures of [another] small colony in Sodwana Bay, South Africa."

In Room Facilities:
* Air-conditioning
* Towels, bed linens, toilet paper
* Daily cleaning service
* Hot water
* Host greets you
* Private room entrance
* Bed and bath/shower
* Extra pillows and blankets
* Large wardrobe
* Multi-plugs and extension cords
* Pedestal fan
* Hangers

Attractions:
* Scuba Diving - Dive Centre on premises
* Sodwana Bay Beach
* Snorkeling
* Boat Rides
* Bird Watching
* Whale Watching
* Deep sea fishing
* Quad Biking Tours
* Turtle Tours
* Scenic Microlight Flights
* Guided Drives
* Game Drives
* Interpretative Wildlife Tours
* Curio Stalls
* Surf Shops
* Local Art Gallery
* Dive Shops
* Restaurants, Bars and Coffee Shops
* Maputaland Marine Reserve
* iSimangaliso Wetlands Park
* Big 5 Reserves within 50-70 km

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Property Type Apartment, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Self Catering
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Cancellation Policy Moderate
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