SODWANA BAY “Little one on its own”
As one of South Africa’s most beautiful and unspoilt beaches, Sodwana Bay lies within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the South African Zululand Coast. The pristine and protected coral reefs at Sodwana has distinguished it as one of the premier scuba diving destinations in the world.
Sodwana enjoys sub-tropical weather, with warm water year-round. Temperatures vary from very hot during summer to cool during the winter months.
The area is covered with dense coastal forest offering exquisite scenery, bird watching and a number of small mammals. The big five can be encountered at the game reserves and game lodges a short distance from Sodwana.
There is evidence that the Maputaland coast has been inhabited since the early Stone and Iron Ages. Arab and Portuguese traders made use of the sheltered Sodwana Bay to stock up with food and fresh water.
Sodwana is a popular destination for divers and visitors all year round.
Sodwana is a nesting site for Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles which lay their eggs at night on the beach from November to January. A prolific coelacanth breeding population was discovered of Sodwana Bay during 2000.
The Maputaland reefs are the most southern coral reefs in Africa. The absence of rivers and the warm Agulhas current creates this perfect environment for these reefs. Seasonal visitors to the reefs include ragged tooth sharks, humpback whales, whale sharks, nurse sharks and manta rays. Common, Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins are encountered throughout the year.
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For bookings and more info: Cell: 079 116 5084 or Office Tel: (012)3612617