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As one of
South Africa's most beautiful and unspoilt beaches, Sodwana Bay lies on
the South African Zululand East Coast, just south of the Mozambique
Sodwana enjoys splendid sub-tropical weather, with warm water year-round.
Temperatures vary from typically very hot to quite cool during the winter
There is evidence that the Maputaland coast has been inhabited since the
early Stone and Iron Ages.
Later, Arab and Portuguese traders made use of the sheltered Sodwana Bay
to stock up with food and fresh water.
In 1973, at the start of the Mozambique Civil war, Sodwana started to
become a popular destination for fishermen and divers. Since then it has
flourished into a renowned divers haven, where Reef Divers have the
pleasure and opportunity to head down under with students and fellow
abundance and variety of hard and soft corals with some 1200
species of Indo-Pacific tropical fish ensures the diver a unique
and colorful experience.
the nesting site for Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles which
can be seen laying their eggs at night on the beach from November to
visitors include humpback whales, whale sharks, nurse sharks and
manta rays. Marlin, Sailfish and dolphins are spotted at
anytime throughout the year.
inland of the majestic dunes which characterise the length of the
Maputaland coast, lie a series of lake systems - each with its
own unique character and ecology. Crocodile, hippo and a rich
variety of birdlife abound.
from the sea, elephant, giraffe, rhino and numerous species of
antelope roam in typical African bushveld, sand forests or
primeval swamp forests.
Dive or snorkel along some of the worlds best coral reefs
with the "Big 5" of the ocean
sea fishing charters
surrounding reserves for game viewing and bird
beautiful beaches are safe for swimming, surfing and other watersports