Sodwana Bay is a popular coastal resort town located in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the northeastern coast of South Africa. Known for its sea, surf, and sun, Sodwana Bay is an all-year-round activity destination that attracts a diverse range of visitors.
One of the main attractions in Sodwana Bay is scuba diving, as the area is considered one of the top ten dive destinations in the world. The coral reefs in the area contain over 1,200 species of fish as well as a variety of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. It is also home to the Coelacanth which was discovered in the deep Jesser Canyon offshore from Sodwana Bay in 2000.
Sodwana Bay is also a popular spot for dolphin and whale watching, as pods of bottlenose dolphins routinely patrol up and down the coast, just beyond the breakers, and southern right and humpback whales visit the shores between June and November every year.
The town is also a short drive from the Big 5 uMkhuze section of iSimangaliso – which makes this rare combination of eco-systems home to the Big 7, as humpback whales and whale sharks join lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo.
Sodwana Bay is also a great spot for beach lovers, visitors can relax on the long stretches of white sandy beaches and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. The area also offers a variety of accommodations, from luxury lodges to rustic campsites, making it an ideal destination for a family vacation or romantic getaway.
Overall, Sodwana Bay is a diverse destination that offers visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of southern Africa and its rich marine life, as well as the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreational activities, cultural experiences, and eco-tourism.