North-east Zululand – Sodwana Bay National Park
About the Birding
Controlled by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, the Sodwana Bay National Park is popular among holidaymakers – being one of the premier diving, snorkelling, and deep-sea fishing destinations in South Africa. The reserve is dominated by coastal forest and supports a plethora of highly desirable bird species.
About the Birding Site
Situated between St. Lucia to the south, and Kosi Bay to the north, the Sodwana Bay sub-route encompasses a wide range of habitats. The region is incredibly popular among holidaymakers and those seeking a thrilling excursion into one of the most untouched areas in KwaZulu-Natal. Sodwana Bay – the site for which the sub-route is perhaps best known – is one of the top 10 diving sites in the world and is the premier diving site in South Africa.
Other Related Information
Sodwana Bay is best accessed via Hluhluwe. From the N2 north of Durban, take the Hluhluwe turn-off and drive through the village. At the T-junction, turn left and follow the tar road to Mbazwana village. The reserve is signposted along the way and is situated about 100km from Hluhluwe. From the north (Johannesburg, Pongola) “Soddies” can be reached by taking the Jozini/ Ndumo/ Kosi turn-off 50km south of Pongola …