Scuba Diving in Sodwana Bay, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

15- 40m/49-131ft
10 -120m / 32-393ft
Water Temperatures:
24-28°C/75.2-82.4°F in summer and 20°C/68°F during winter
The Elephant coast is located at the eastern seaboard of South Africa. It stretches along the Indian Ocean in the east, it borders with Mozambique in the north while the south-west lies on the Zululand. The spot is extended inland across the Lubombo mountains and the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is the oldest in Africa and home to the big 5.

The Elephant coast is an extraordinary untamed area, promising an unforgettable adventure with amazing scenic beauty and unique experiences.

The warm currents from Mozambique provide with great coral development and extensive reef, just perfect for scuba diving in Sodwana Bay. The reef are the most southerly coral reefs in the world with almost 100 species of hard and soft coral and over 1200 marine species.

Dive site depth ranges from 10 -120 m / 32-393 ft with visibility at 15- 40 m/49-131 ft. Water temperatures are at 24-28°C/75.2-82.4°F during the summer and 20°C/68°F during winter, rendering it an all year round activity. Best times to dive however are from November through to May, with October and February promising whale shark sightings.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Richards Bay Airport
76.6km (47.6miles) 1hour 16 minutes
Head south west towards Pelikaan Parade onto R619 turning right to merge onto N2 stay on N2 then take P237 on the right and continue to turn right on to R618 taking the 1st right on to Pelikaan street on to St. Lucia.
237km ( 148miles) 2hours 54minutes
Head east towards Samora Machel st, taking the 1st left onto M4,then take exit 186 to merge with M41 toward N2, turn right onto P237 and continue right onto R618 taking the 1st right onto Pelikaan st onto St. Lucia
Richards Bay Airport,
76.6km ( 47.6miles)

The main station to Elephant coast is in Durban. From Durban one can either arrange a transfer to the Elephant Coast or board on of the coaches to your designated destination in Elephant Coast.


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