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KwaZulu Natal holidays - close up of  a vulture and jackal in the Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa: Sodwana Bay Diving + Hluhluwe Safari


SRQ7R
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,495
International flights quoted separately
Combine a Big-5 safari in Hluhluwe National Park in Zululand with a wonderful diving holiday in Sodwana Bay on the far northern KwaZulu Natal coast, diving the prsitine Mozambique Reef. With over 20 different dive sites, the hard & soft corals are teeming with marine life including turtles, moray eels, mantas & migrating whales. Afterwards enjoy a safari at Hluhluwe. All diving, transfers & game drives included.
Photo Diving Sodwana Bay South Africa Dive Mozambique Reef Safari
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Sodwana Bay
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Scuba Diving
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PADI courses
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Mozambique Reef
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Turtle Marine Walks
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Hluhuwe Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Rhino
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Lions
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Elephants
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Sodwana Bay
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Scuba Diving
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PADI courses
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Mozambique Reef
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Turtle Marine Walks
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Hluhuwe Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Rhino
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Lions
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Elephants
Day 1
You will be met at Durban Airport and transferred 5-hours through rural Zululand to the remote Sodwana Bay Marine National Park in the St Lucia Wetlands, recognised for its importance in marine conservation as a World Heritage site.
 
Sodwana Bay is South Africa’s premier scuba diving and deep sea fishing location, with easy access to the warm Mozambique Reef which can be dived all year round, although the best conditions are during the warm summer months (November to May).
 
Check in to your lodge, comprising simple but comfortable log cabins situated in indigenous coastal forest near the beach, and relax in your remote surroundings, where monkeys and antelope roam free.
 
Divers must produce qualification and check in at Dive shop on arrival to confirm your dive times and sort out gear hire. All dive packages priced to 2-mile reef and include free air fills.
Days 2 To 5
Rise early each morning, to be on the beach at Sodwana Bay by 06h30 when underwater viewing conditions are at their best. From the wide beach, expect an exhilarating surf entry into the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Water temperatures average 20-25°C and visibility is excellent at 30-50 ft, as no major rivers flow into the sea at this point.
  
Depending upon prevailing weather conditions, you have a choice of over 20 different dive sites, with the reefs named after their distance from the beach. The hard and soft corals, canyons and caves are teeming with a huge variety of sea life, including over 1,200 species of fish, turtles, bottle-nosed dolphins, moray eels, ribbon tail rays, mantas, butterfly fish, angelfish, sharks, migrating whales (April to July), whale sharks (January to February) and much more. After breakfast there is time for a second dive, but as the North-Easter tends to blow after 10h00, all dives should be completed by midday.
 
Hire of air cylinders, weights & regulator included. Other gear can be hired if required.
 
Non Divers: Relax by the swimming pool or on the beach, surrounded by the highest naturally vegetated sand dunes in the world. Alternatively enjoy one of the optional lodge activities such as an Ocean Safari to search for dolphins, bird watching, guided walking trail, horse riding, quad biking or deep sea fishing. From November to January there is also the option of an evening Marine Trail along the beach to see the remarkable spectacle of egg laying and hatching of loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
Day 6
Today there is time for a final early morning dive, before your 2-hour transfer to your game lodge at Hluhluwe in Zululand, famous for its outstanding wildlife.
 
After checking into your lodge, enjoy a thrilling open top game drive with your lodge ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe - as well as several of the Big Five - before dinner.
Day 7
Today is devoted to game viewing in Hluhluwe National Park.
 
Enjoy an open-top game drive into this famous game reserve, which saved the rhino from extinction. One of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks, Hluhluwe is home to all the Big 5 - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as the subcontinent’s largest population of endangered rhino. Hope to see many other interesting species too including giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodile, waterbuck, warthog and baboon. With over 300 different bird species, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
The balance of the day is free to relax at your lodge, before enjoying a late afternoon game drive in a nearby reserve. After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Game drives are optional extras, if not included in your lodge package. Children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives.
Day 8
Today transfer 3-hours to Durban Airport for your flight home.
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