Sodwana Bay Lodge

Western Shore of Lake, Shazibe, SODWANA, KWA-ZULU NATAL, 3974
South Africa
Ph: 035 571 6000 , Fax: 035 571 0144



If you’re looking for adventure, then there’s no better place to start than Sodwana Bay Lodge. A stone’s throw from the pristine waters of Lake Shazibe,and surrounded by lush vegetation, the thatched chalets are carefully designed to blend in seamlessly with the eco-orientated nature of the area. Their exteriors exude a rustic charm that belies the comfortable and modern accommodation within. It’s like a self-catering safari with a bar and swimming pool! Wide lakes and extensive river estuaries, fertile swamp, sand and lush forests are woven together into a rich tapestry that pulsates with vitality and life. Guided walk among the glorious red ivory and yellow fever trees will bring you up close and personal with the Big 5 (black rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion and the elusive leopard), along with a rich array of antelope and bird species.

The Tembe Elephant Park is also well worth visiting. Beyond the shelter of the massive sand dunes lie the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, a timeless underwater realm of astounding beauty and bio-diversity.South Africa’s eastern seaboard is a relatively untouched heaven for eco-adventurers, fishermen and scuba divers, which is why there is an onsite dive shop. Pit your wits and stamina against the mighty marlin, explore the bejeweled coral palaces beneath the surface, or walk along the golden beaches spotting humpback whales while the clear warm waters lapping around you ankles. The choice is entirely yours. Sodwana Bay Lodge. Easy to find, not so easy to leave.

A per-vehicle gate levy and a refundable breakage deposit is payable on arrival. The resort is situated 4.5 km from the sea/beach and there is a charge to go onto the beach. Please contact the resort for more information.

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Please note: No open fires are allowed on the resort. Gas braais are available. The resort is situated in an area where there are numerous wild animals, caution is advised. If you would like to pre-book an introductory dive course or dive package, please contact the resort direct. Snorkel and scuba equipment is also available for hire from the dive shop. There are new rules regarding driving on the beach at Sodwana Bay. Please contact the resort direct for specifics. Please bring your own beach towels.Overseas visitors can fly to either OR Tambo (Johannesburg) or King Shaka International Airports. The resort is about 6 to 7 hours by car from Johannesburg and about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours from Durban. The nearest domestic Airport is Richards Bay. COMAIR have regular daily flights and it takes about 2 and a half hours in a hire car. if you would like to arrange an airport transfer from Richards Bay, please contact the resort direct at least two weeks in advance. For those who like light aircraft, there is a small grass strip at Mbazwana,about 15 km from Sodwana. This strip accommodates up to 12-seater planes. The resort offers a transfer service from the airstrip as well. There is also the facility to land a helicopter at the Lodge itself.

GPS: 27°30’39”S– 32°39’38E

Ceiling Fans
Cleaning Service
Self Catering

Baby Sitting Assistance
BBQ’s / Braai
Daily Maid Service
Laundry or Laundries
Restaurant / Bistro
Swimming Pool – Outdoor

Game Farm
Walking Tracks