The name Sodwana is derived from two Zulu words - "siso dwana", which means "Us alone".
The legend goes that some zulu women were harvesting mussels off the rocks at what is now called Jesser Point and were approached by white people who wanted to know who they were and what they were doing. Confused about what had been asked, they answered "Siso dwana"
There are a wealth of activities which include diving , boating and angling and hiking.
Sodwana Bay National Park with its many exciting coral reefs and outstanding climate, is one of the premier sport diving destinations in the world.
Sodwana features popular dive sites with a huge range of marine flora and fauna, underwater seascapes, stunning overhangs, corals, drop-offs and mushroom rocks, as well as spectacular night dives.
Visitors to the Sodwana area can enjoy camping out under the African sky at the Sodwana Bay camp grounds For those who prefer luxury there are 3 leisure lodges within close proximity to the park.
Sodwana is situated on the coast within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and is renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The reserve lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs. The Maputoland and St Lucia Marine Reserves are linked to each other to form a continuous protected area stretching 150kms from the Mozambique border southwards to Cape Vidal and 3 nautical miles out to sea.
Turtle tours which allow views of Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles that nest on the Sodwana beaches, in summer are available
Sodwana Bay caters to the needs of each visitor, from water sports enthusiasts to avid nature lovers.