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Snorkeling in Sodwana Bay, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Depths:
8-10m/26-32ft
Visibility:
15- 40m/49-131ft
Water Temperatures:
20-28°C/68-82.4°F
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.

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

Snorkeling in Elephant Coast is at the amazing Sodwana Bay which is just phenomenal. The spot offers amazing snorkeling with warm clean water all through the year.

Water temperatures range between 20-28°C/68-82.4°F with snorkeling spots ranging from protected rock pools to offshore corals and sandstone reefs. Underwater world is filled with brilliant colors and a variety of tropical fish and  coral with some larger species like the turtle, dolphins and whale sharks. Depths are shallow ranging from 8-10 m/26-32 ft.

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.
BY CAR FROM Durban
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
BY AIR
Richards Bay Airport,
76.6km ( 47.6miles)
BY TRAIN

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.

Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
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