Position of Sodwana Bay Lodge in Maputaland

Sodwana Bay Lodge is situated in the abundant Sodwana Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, just 5km away from the beach.

Getting to Sodwana Bay Lodge is very easy. Drive to the town of Hluhluwe in northern Kwazulu Natal. Proceed into Hluhluwe, past Engen and Wimpy on your left. On the T Junction turn left. Continue for about one kilometre then you turn right over the railway line. It will be sign-posted Sodwana. This is the new-tarred road. This will take you all the way to the Lower Mkuzi Bridge.

On your way to Mkuzi Bridge, you will cross over a new bridge and there will be a signpost to Phinda on your left. Continue until you reach the bridge over Lower Mkuzi Bridge. Cross over the bridge. It is about 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) to Mbazwana. At the T junction turn right.The road is tarred all the way to Sodwana Bay Lodge for about 12 kilometres (7.4 miles). The Sodwana Bay Lodge is on your left just after the garage.

Getting to Sodwana Bay Lodge by Air

Overseas visitors will fly to either Johannesburg or Durban International airport. It is about 6 to 7 hours by car from Johannesburg and about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours from Durban. The nearest domestic Airport is Richards Bay. COMAIR have regular daily flights and you can hire a car from here. It is about 2½ hours by car to Sodwana. (From Richards Bay get onto the N2 and use the Durban directions.)

Alternatively you can use our airport transfer whereby we can pick you up at Richards Bay airport. There is a small grass strip at Mbazwana, about 15 km from Sodwana. This airstrip accommodates up to 12 seater planes. From here you can use airport transfer whereby Dinizulu Safaris will pick you up at Mbazwana.

Getting to Sodwana Bay Lodge by Coach

The nearest set down point for the Greyhound type coaches is Empangeni or Richards Bay. It takes about 9 hours from Johannesburg (10 ½ from Pretoria). It is still about 2½ hours by car to Sodwana. (From Empangeni get onto the N2 and use the Durban directions.) You can hire a car from here but if you wish you can get a minibus taxi or a bus to Mbazwana.

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