Sodwana Bay Lodge is located on the untouched eastern seaboard, where wide lakes and lagoons shimmer with life.
Here you will find stretches of beautiful forest populated with rare and protected animals; this is one of the greatest sections of the South African coastline.
Here Africa’s infamous big 5 become the big 6, where the humpback whale joins the majestic lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo.
Sodwana Bay Lodge is situated 5km away from the beach. There is an entry fee to enter the iSimangaliso National Park, please enquire with them as to the current rates. Sodwana Bay Lodge:
When Divers, Fishermen and eco-adventurers can resist the call of the great African outdoors no more, they return to one place – Sodwana
In the heart of Maputaland, close to the pristine Lake Shazibe nestling behind the world’s highest natural dunes, a short distance from the sea, Sodwana Bay Lodge has been carefully designed to match the rustic eco-orientated nature of the region.
The warm Indian Ocean currents of the Mosambique Channel wash onto the shores of Maputaland, a timeless realm of astounding bio-diversity and beauty
Here, on the relatively untouched eastern seaboard of southern Africa, wide lakes and extensive river estuaries shimmer with life, fertile swamp and sand forest abound with rare and protected animal and plant species, while towering dunes shelter golden beaches from the lush interior.
Venturing oceanwards, the seabed is bejewelled with coral reefs and formations of dramatic splendour, staging an unceasing pageant of every imaginable kind of marine life.
Africa’s renowned “Big-5” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – are complimented by a rich array of antelope and bird species. Here the “Big-5” can become the prized “Big-6” as humpback whales spout and gambol close to shore.
Sodwana Bay Lodge has much to offer when it comes to eating out.
The lodge restaurant – Leatherbacks Seafood and Grill, boasts a varied menu, attentive service and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
And for those who love to relax, hot and sunny afternoons can be spent at the lodge’s popular poolside bar, where guests can swap experiences.
The restaurant and bar are both fully licensed.
The restaurant is open from the following times:
07h00 to 10h30 for breakfast, 12h00 to 17h00 for lunch and 18h30 to 22h00 for dinner
Magnum Fishing Charters:
Magnum Fishing Charters look forward to welcoming you onboard Magnum or Magnum Too for a great days fishing on Sodwana’s most practical charter fishing vessels. They are the ultimate in cruising comfort offering a stable fishing platform, abundance of deck space, and being powered by twin 115 Mercury motors easily takes you to the offshore fishing grounds. Stable vessels at 21ft , they accommodate up to 5 anglers plus crew per boat. Being so spacious means she is ideal for groups for extended trips.
From June to October, humpback whales pass along the coastline during their annual migration from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic, to calve off the coast of Mozambique. These phenomenal mammals can weigh up to 45 tonnes, are sometimes visible from the shoreline, however a boat-based whale watching tour is highly recommended.
Sodwana Bay is considered to be the premier dive site and is the only tropical dive site in South Africa. Sodwana is one of the few places world-wide where dive sites are reached by weaving a path through breaking waves. The reefs at Sodwana are believed to be the southern most coral reefs in the world and have a wide diversity of attractions.
Conference Organisers crying out for conference venues with flavour – look no further! Sodwana Bay Lodge has all the facilities to host rewarding “Spirit of Africa” conferences and functions, and are building a growing reputation as a premier locale for stimulating teambuilding and incentive ventures.
BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA (BLSA) GUIDE
Traditional Zulu Medicinal (Muti) use of plants
SODWANA BAY TRAIL
MUZI PANS TRAIL
30 km from Mbazwana on the Mkuzi turnoff – 1 km off the main road – Muzi Pan Adventure Centre
R150.00 per person for 1 hour
Please remember to take water/drinks with you as this is not provided on the tour.
The best flights are in the morning due to less wind. Less wind means a steadier flight and also a better view into the ocean all the way down to the sea bed and coral reefs. Flights are however possible any time of the day if weather permits. Animals like whale shares, whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays are common sight with any of the flights.
8 Min – R200.00 – Flight over Sodwana Bay and 2 mile coral reef
15 Min – R300.00 – Fly South and North coastline from Sodwana and view all the reefs in the area returning over Sodwana Bay Lodge
30 Min – R500.00 – As above but covering longer coastline
45 Min – R700.00 – The ultimate one – this flight covers the coastline of South of Sodwana Bay all the way up to 9 mile reef and then crossing the dunes inland to fly over Lake Sibiya. Guaranteed to see Hippos and very good chance of crocodiles.