Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal South Africa is renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Sodwana Bay is situated on the coast within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs. The Maputaland and St Lucia Marine Reserves are linked to each other to form a continuous protected area stretching 150 km from the Mozambique border southwards to Cape Vidal and 3 nautical miles out to sea.
Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve, with its many exciting coral reefs and outstanding climate, has distinguished itself as one of the premier sport diving destinations in the world. It offers many popular dive sites with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna including branching, table and plate corals, beautiful overhangs, drop-offs and mushroom rocks, perfect for spectacular night dives. Scuba diving equipment is available for hire.
In summer, loggerhead and leatherback turtles come out of the sea to nest on the Sodwana beaches. Guided turtle tours are popular with visitors. Aside from Sodwana’s wealth of opportunities for diving, boating and angling, a 5km self-guided trail is available for the enjoyment of nature lovers and bird enthusiasts