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KwaZulu Natal Holidays Tours South Africa Battlefields Durban Safari

Diving Holiday & Safari, South Africa: Dive Mozambique Reef - Sodwana Bay (PADI)

South Africa Diving: Sodwana Bay + Safari:
SRQ7R
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Diving Holiday Safari South Africa Dive Mozambique Sodwana Bay PADI

This diving holiday & safari in South Africa allows you to dive the pristine Mozambique Reef at Sodwana Bay in far northern Zululand, with PADI dive school on site. With over 20 different dive sites, the hard & soft corals are teeming with marine life including turtles, moray eels, mantas & migrating whales. Afterwards enjoy a Big Five safari in Hluhluwe. All diving, transfers & game drives included.

Diving Holiday Safari South Africa Dive Mozambique Sodwana Bay PADI
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Diving Holiday & Safari, South Africa
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Durban
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Sodwana Bay
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Dive Mozambique Reef
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PADI courses
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Turtle Marine Walks
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Hluhuwe Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Rhino & Lion
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Elephants
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Diving Holiday & Safari, South Africa
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Durban
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Sodwana Bay
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Dive Mozambique Reef
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PADI courses
• 
Turtle Marine Walks
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Hluhuwe Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Rhino & Lion
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Elephants
Day 1
You will be met at Durban Airport and transferred 5-hours through rural Zululand to the remote Sodwana Bay Marine National Park in the St Lucia Wetlands, recognised for its importance in marine conservation as a World Heritage site.
 
Sodwana Bay is South Africa’s premier scuba diving and deep sea fishing location, with easy access to the warm Mozambique Reef which can be dived all year round, although the best conditions are during the warm summer months (November to May).
 
Check in to your lodge, comprising simple but comfortable log cabins situated in indigenous coastal forest near the beach, and relax in your remote surroundings, where monkeys and antelope roam free.
 
Divers must produce qualification and check in at Dive shop on arrival to confirm your dive times and sort out gear hire. All dive packages priced to 2-mile reef and include free air fills.
Days 2 To 5
Rise early each morning, to be on the beach at Sodwana Bay by 06h30 when underwater viewing conditions are at their best. From the wide beach, expect an exhilarating surf entry into the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Water temperatures average 20-25°C and visibility is excellent at 30-50 ft, as no major rivers flow into the sea at this point.
  
Depending upon prevailing weather conditions, you have a choice of over 20 different dive sites, with the reefs named after their distance from the beach. The hard and soft corals, canyons and caves are teeming with a huge variety of sea life, including over 1,200 species of fish, turtles, bottle-nosed dolphins, moray eels, ribbon tail rays, mantas, butterfly fish, angelfish, sharks, migrating whales (April to July), whale sharks (January to February) and much more. After breakfast there is time for a second dive, but as the North-Easter tends to blow after 10h00, all dives should be completed by midday.
 
Hire of air cylinders, weights & regulator included. Other gear can be hired if required.
 
Non Divers: Relax by the swimming pool or on the beach, surrounded by the highest naturally vegetated sand dunes in the world. Alternatively enjoy one of the optional lodge activities such as an Ocean Safari to search for dolphins, bird watching, guided walking trail, horse riding, quad biking or deep sea fishing. From November to January there is also the option of an evening Marine Trail along the beach to see the remarkable spectacle of egg laying and hatching of loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
Day 6
Today there is time for a final early morning dive at Sodwana Bay, before your 2-hour transfer to Hluhluwe in Zululand.
  
Check into your safari lodge situated near the gate into the famous Hluhluwe Game Reserve that is renowned for its outstanding Big Five game viewing. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy thrilling open top game drives with lodge rangers.
Day 7
Today enjoy game viewing by open-top vehicle into Hluhluwe National Park.
 
One of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks, Hluhluwe is home to all the Big 5 - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as the subcontinent’s largest population of endangered rhino, which this park saved from extinction. Hope to see many other interesting species too including giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodile, waterbuck, warthog and baboon. With over 300 different bird species, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the southern hemisphere.
 
Note: Game drive packages vary by lodge (see hotel details). Vehicles are not allowed to drive off-road in any national park in South Africa. Children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives.
Day 8
Today transfer 3-hours to Durban Airport for your flight home.