At A Day in Africa Lodge
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For a truly African ex perience
At A Day in Africa Lodge
in Sodwana Bay you can
look forward to peace and tranquillity away from the bustling crowds. The
warm stone and cane lodge is owner built and managed, and embraces
the African heritage located in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which is
renowned for scuba diving, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing.
Area: Sodwana Bay
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 083 730 2764
Fax: 086 690 6643
Catering: Fully catered and camping
Ave rate PPPN in season: R350.00 p/p/p/d including three
full meals and special discount to dive schools and groups
Ave rate PPPN out of season: R300.00 p/p/p/d including
three full meals and special discount to dive schools and
Dive centre: Yes
Rate per dive: R230.00 and special discount to dive schools
Other activities: Dive training, Discover Scuba, scuba trips
to Mozambique, shark dives at Protea Banks, day trips to
Lake Sibaya, breakfast and sundowners at Ngoboseleni and
Lake Sibaya, snorkelling trips, pleasure trips out to sea, daily
game viewing trips to more than five game reserves
GPS co-ordinates: S 27. 30. 987’ E 032.39.358’
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e offer a variety of PADI, IANTD and CMAS courses ranging from open
water to speciality courses. We also specialise in corporate training and
safaris. We are strategically positioned to accommodate any dive site in
and around South Africa.
–– Local dive weekends are available at Sodwana, Mozambique, Protea
Banks and Aliwal Shoal. For the more adventurous diver, there is diving
with the great whites in the colder waters of the Cape. Packages can be
arranged for family members if required. All non-divers accompanying
their spouses can be entertained with a game drive close to the dive
–– We specialise in corporate breakaways and team-building weekends for
professionals who need a break from the rush of the corporate world.
Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Join us in our
tranquil surroundings in Sodwana Bay. You’ll leave here wishing you could
A Day in Africa boasts comfortable accommodation units. Our
accommodation has a “touch of Africa” with its unique natural designs, and
walls covered in bamboo produced by the locals. Our accommodation
is neat and tidy with solid wood vanity and cane baskets to hold your
belongings. There is safe and secure parking right outside your unit.
Our newest rooms are for the young at heart. These rooms boast two
single beds with a small vanity to hold your belongings. Nestled amongst
the bushes is our family unit, which can accommodate two adults (one
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double bed) and four children (four single beds). This unit is tucked away from the rest of the camp,
but close to the ablution blocks for your convenience.
We have eight large camping and caravan sites with their own outdoor ablutions, with hot and
cold running water.
THE ELEPHANT WATERHOLE RESTAURANT
The Elephant Waterhole Restaurant is dressed in an African theme and displays the colourful
heritage and culture of the country. Decorated in warm wood tones and an air of space, the Elephant
Waterhole will be loved by the seafood connoisseur. This restaurant welcomes diners to an experience
where the vibrant atmosphere and traditional dishes make for a memorable experience. We offer
fusion cuisine, from traditional lamb shanks to seafood with a tasty selection of salads and vegetables.
Dishes are prepared and cooked using local ingredients, ensuring freshness and ethnic taste.
Conclude the evening sipping a nightcap, listening to the whisk of tall tales under the African sky,
warmed by a roaring open fire in the boma.
THE DIVING EXPERIENCE
The reefs at Sodwana Bay are rated amongst the top five dive sites in the world. With an existence
of around 4 000 years, the reefs are well settled with lots of soft and hard coral, and a wide variety of
tropical fish. This is also where the rediscovery of the prehistoric coelacanth took place.
Diving in Sodwana offers a variety of adventures! With water temperatures averaging 28-30°C, it’s
A Day in Africa is not only a dive shop with a training facility, but also an established,
competent and beloved dive charter in Sodwana and Mozambique. We have full lecture and
training facilities. Our training facilities comply with the highest professional standards of PADI,
IANTD and CMAS to ensure that our students are confident and safe divers. We present speciality
courses such as Shark, Nitrox, Oxygen Administration and Wreck. We train divers from beginner to
instructor level. Our workshop will see that your scuba gear gets serviced properly. We organise
dive trips to some of the best dive sites around the world. A Day in Africa Lodge also retails a
variety of scuba gear and diving products. S
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