Sodwana Bay Places of Interest

Sodwana Bay is situated on the Elephant Coast, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Sodwana Bay

Maputaland Marine Reserve

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, known as one of the 'jewels' of South Africa's coastline and a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, is an incredible assimilation of beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, swamps, ...

Sodwana Bay National Park

The small Sodwana Bay National Park consists of a narrow coastal strip of forest covered sand dunes. Sodwana Bay National Park was proclaimed in 1950 and is an angler’s paradise. Sodwana is a fairly remote ...

Attractions AROUND Sodwana Bay

False Bay Park

Birders regard False Bay Park as one of the better places to spot African broadbills. Use the designated trails to find an area of forest that has an open understorey but closed canopy for best opportunity. ...

Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site on 1 December 1999. It is considered South Africa's third largest park and extends from Mapelane (Cape St. ...

iSimangaliso Marine Protected Area

iSimangaliso Marine Protected Area protects the world's southern-most coral reefs, considered one of the most important breeding sites for leatherback and loggerhead turtles. These reefs are home to around 1 ...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Now known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia Wetland Park lies on the north eastern edge of KwaZulu-Natal. The incredibly beautiful series of beaches, coral reefs, lakes, swamps, wetlands, woodlands, ...

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is situated on the coast in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal and surrounds the Kosi Bay lake system. The system consists of four lakes and a series of inter-connecting channels ...

Lake Sibaya

Lake Sibaya is the largest fresh water lake in South Africa with a surface area of 77 km˛ and an average depth of 13 m. The lake was previously connected to the sea and with the closure of the estuary, ...

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Come face-to-face with lions and rhino before breakfast, swim with dolphins after lunch and catch a marlin before dinner - that's the Phinda experience, one of the most exciting safari destinations in South ...

Zululand Birding Route

KwaZulu-Natal is a world-famous birding venue, its forests, grasslands, mountains, wetlands, bushveld and estuarine, coastline and open ocean habitats a feast of diverse birding. The coastal province is ...

... and little further afield

Charters Creek

Charters Creek lies on the Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on KwaZulu Natal's Elephant Coast. This section is a recent addition to the St Lucia collection, opening to the general public only in ...

Enseleni Nature Reserve

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is a small reserve of 293 hectares lying just inland from the town of Richards Bay, almost midway between Empangeni and Richards Bay. Obviously it is a popular day's outing for ...

Futululu Park

Futululu Park is just outside the town of St Lucia; a lesser known birding spot on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It lies within the Dukuduku Forest that falls within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Futululu ...

Giant Raffia Forest

Kosi Bay lies in the north-eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal, almost on the border with Mozambique. It might be called a ‘bay’, but Kosi Bay is, in fact, four interconnected lakes running north to south behind a ...

Isiphaphalazi Butterfly Dome

In the butterfly dome, live indigenous butterfly species are shown within their natural environment, inviting tourists and locals to see and be a part of this habitat in an up-close way. The plants on which ...

Kuleni Game Park

Kuleni Game Park is the product of many years or careful thought and planning. It's a warm and friendly place, created in the wild to give a feeling of safety and togetherness with the wildlife and the ...

Mfabeni Mission Rocks

The Mfabeni Mission Rocks is part of the spectacular iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site in KwaZulu-Natal, less than 300 kilometres from the tourism hotspot of Durban. Mission Rocks is a spectacular ...

Mzingazi Golf Estate

The Mzingazi Golf Estate is situated in the quiet seaside town of Richard’s Bay, known for its balmy weather and excellent beaches. In fact, the golf course is flanked by the Indian Ocean and the Mzingazi ...

Tembe Elephant National Park

The largest African elephants in the world, along with rhino, buffalo, leopard, hippo and antelope species in a 300km˛ park on the South Africa / Mozambique border. Excellent birding opportunities exist and ...

Whale Watching in St Lucia

St Lucia – and the chance of seeing humpback whales - When you think of whale song, you think of the sound that the humpback whale makes. Their collection of moans, cries and howls can continue for hours and ...

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