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Sodwana Bay Camp
With its many exciting coral reefs and outstanding climate, Sodwana Bay Camp has distinguished itself as one of the premier sport diving destinations in the world. Sodwana Bay National Park is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This wonderful resort set in the sheltered bay on the Maputaland coast attracts many visitors all year round to discover its many hidden treasures.

Sodwana Bay Camp accommodation is uniquely style, symbolic of the dwellings of the San people who once lived in these mountains.
From the North, turn to off the North Coast Road(N2) at Jozini and follow th signposts through Mbazwana to the park (about 79 km on a gravel road). From the South, turn off at the Hluhluwe town offramp and follow the Sodwana Bay signage. The part is 97 km from here through Mbazwana on a tar road.

What to do on arrival at Sodwana Bay Camp:
All overnight visitors must check in at Sodwana Bay Camp reception office on arrival. Office hours are from 08:00 -16:30 (Monday - Thursday) and 07:00-16:30 Friday, Saturday and public holidays, and 07:00-15:00 on Sundays. If you arrive after hours you will be required to pay a R200 cash deposit which will be processed into your account the following morning.

Accommodation at Sodwana Bay Camp:
Sodwana bay 4 sleeper cabin consist of:
- Two separate bedrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen
- One bathroom with bath and shower
- Lounge
- Extra bed on request is available

- Micro wave,
- Gas stove,
- Fridge and Freezer,
- Braai facilities.

Some of the cabins have sea view.

6 Sleeper Cabin:
- Three separate bedrooms with single beds only
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Two separate bathrooms
- Lounge
- Extra bed is available on request

- Micro wave,
- Gas stove,
- Fridge,
- Freezer,
- Braai area outside.

Some of the cabins have sea view.

Vital Information:
They have some activities; all booking has been done through Reception, such as:
- Bird watching
- Diving
- Fishing
- Coral Divers

High Season:
High season dates and rates are applicable from:
7 December 2016 to 17 January 2017
17 March 2017 to 01 May 2017
15 June 2017 to 16 July 2017
22 September 2017 to 08 October 2017
High season rates are also applicable over any events.

- The Rhino Club Card is accepted at Sodwana entrance gate only (no beach access), however a once off R5 Community Levy fee is payable upon entrance into the Park.
- No pets are allowed in the park.
- Please ensure that all possible precautions against theft are taken at all times.
- Firearms must be declared on arrival at the reception office.
- Safety deposit boxes are available for hire to safeguard firearms and valuables.
- No quad bikes or motorbikes are allowed in the park.
- Illegal power connections in the campsite will not be tolerated.
- Beach permits are required for 4x4 vehicle access to the beach near the resort.
- 200 permits are issued daily on a first come first served basis.
- Vehicles may only access the beach on Saturdays and Sundays, Public Holidays and peak school holidays.
- Air compressors may not be used in the campsites. A facility is available at the beach.
- Portable generators may not be used in the park.
- Fireworks are not permitted in the Park.
- Visitors are advised to take precautions against malaria before, during and after a visit to Sodwana Bay.
- Attendants are available to assist in the campsite and on the beach.
- Entrance gates are open 24 hours. Arrival after reception office hours will require a refundable deposit.
- Personal cheques will not be exchanged for cash.
- Please note that physically disabled people have to apply to the Minister at Marine and Conservation Management for special permission to access the beach. The application has to be done in writing prior to visiting the area.

The Jozini road is often not in a good condition and the recommended route is to continue through to Hluhluwe and to follow the Sodwana Bay signage.
From the south turn off at the Hluhluwe town off-ramp and follow the Sodwana Bay signage.
The park is 97 km from here through Mbazwana on a tar road.

The shop in the reserve is run by a concessionaire and stocks curios, groceries and fishing tackle.

Services at Sodwana Bay Camp:
- Chalets are serviced daily
- Lodge and cottages offer the services of a personal chef
- Hiking/ walking tour guides
- DStv
- Office facilities including internet
- Cell phone reception ( Vodacom, Cell C)
- Child- minding services
- Thendele shop with curios, firewood and basic amenities

Attractions in Sodwana:
- Conditions for driving are good throughout the year, but the best diving is from April- September.
- A 5 km self- guided walking trail for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts leads around the coastal forests and dunes and the are in rich in cultural history with evidence of ancient shell middens still found along the coastal dunes.
- Many popular dive sites with a great diversity of underwater seascapes an marine flora and fauna including branching, table and plate corals, beautiful overhands, drop-offs and mushroom rocks, as well as spectacular night dives
- There are also excellent snorkeling spots in the rock pools and off the beach.
- Other activities include night tours in December and January which offer camp residents unique opportunities for turtle watching.
- The 5 km self- guided Mngobeselen Trail is popular with visitors and conducted walks are available most weekends and in peak sessions.


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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Babysitting Service
  • Curio Shop
  • English


Sodwana Bay Camp features:
- 10 five-bed Swiss-style log cabins, which include two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, lounge/dining room and kitchen together with barbecue facilities
- 10 eight-bed log cabins including three bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, lounge/dining room and kitchen all with barbecue facilities.

The shop in the reserve is run by a concessionaire and stocks curios, groceries and fishing tackle. The nearest town which has a full range of services is Hluhluwe which is 80 kms away.

Sodwana Bay Camp Map:

Health & Climate:

Sodwana Bay is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.

Sodwana Bay Camp Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

Just more improve with guests for assisting going to the beach, like camp vehicle maybe..futher I will definitely book at the bay camp again. Thank you
 Reviewed by Jaco Barnard on 16 December 2015

Was looking for accommodation not far from Santa Lucia and we found Sodwana on your website. During our stay, every thing and every body has been great. From the first contact through the site until the cabin which was so nice and comfortable.
 Reviewed by Barrachin Frederic over a year ago

When we arrived they did not have our booking on the system and I unfortunately left the booking slip at home. So a few expensive cell phone calls to sort it out. The accommodation was good but needs maintenance, the braai was broken and when we tried to use, it collapsed. Both toilet seats were broken and need some attention.
 Reviewed by Grant Hamer over a year ago

It was a pleasant stay. Cocroaches sort of a problem.
 Reviewed by Johan Grobler over a year ago

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