Sodwana Bay National Park

Sodwana Bay Boat

Travel to Sodwana Bay National Park – Premier Diving Destination

Set within the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, Sodwana Bay National Park is probably the ideal destination for those seeking adventure.

Sodwana Bay National Park is situated 80 kilometres from Hluhluwe, on the coast within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park; it lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs. The park was proclaimed in 1950 and consists of a narrow coastal strip of forest-covered sand dunes.

Sodwana Bay was named after an isolated stream known to the local tribes as Sodwana (‘little one on its own’).

The park offers a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna including branching, table and plate corals, beautiful overhangs, drop-offs and mushroom rocks. It is also home to loggerhead and leatherback turtles.

The park is renowned for its world-class fishing, scuba diving, hiking, boating, angling, snorkelling, guided turtle tours and birdwatching. You can also take part in exhilirating night dives.

There are miles of pristine beaches which are the perfect location in which to relax, or simply absorb the atmosphere whilst watching beautiful loggerhead and leatherback turtles amidst a beautiful natural environment.

You can get to Sodwana Bay National Park by hire car which are available from most major towns and cities as well as from airports. However, once there it is best to get around by foot or boat

  • See beautiful loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
  • Dive in this beautiful premier dive site complete with drop-offs, overhangs and coral.
  • Relax on gorgeous sandy beaches.


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