Sodwana Bay is located in the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park and we are proud to present the first Sodwana Bay Festival. The festival will celebrate many of the things that make the area so special: World-class diving, family amusement, and the local community and friends coming together to enjoy Sodwana Bay’s natural beauty. If you’re still not convinced, here are five excellent reasons why you should join us between 26 April and 1 May 2018.

As a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sodwana Bay offers some of the best reef diving in Southern Africa. The reefs of Sodwana Bay are any photographer’s dream, with reefs abundant in colour and a wide variety of marine life. The photographic competition will be open to all photographers with several exciting categories to choose from, ensuring that there is something to get every diver snapping away. More information on the photographic competition will be released soon.

The Sodwana Bay Festival is aimed at encouraging diving and non-diving families to enjoy the area and explore the Wetland Park. The tropical setting is perfect for a family weekend of adventure and the festival includes a dedicated Kids’ Club, music festival, quizzes and much more.

Our novel micro-seminars, hosted by topic professionals who will offer light talks on everything from technical diving to sarong-tying, will be covered over the five-day festival. The full schedule of all the seminars taking place will be available soon.

The Community Drive is aimed at giving back to the iSimangaliso local community and we would love if you could get involved in this endeavour. Teach a child to swim, visit the rock-pool or snorkel, or contribute something special to the local community. Contact us if you would like to be a part of the community drive: [email protected]

A combination of local and national musicians will keep you entertained during the course of the festival. Our music venue will be the hub of the festival, where you can jive, chat and sip on a cold one. We’ll be releasing more on our musical line-up shortly, so watch this space.

Tickets will be on sale soon and available at or Quicket.