Dumehlezi Self Catering

Sodwana Dumehlezi is a tranquil accommodation option situated in the heart of Sodwana Bay, a popular coastal destination in South Africa. This establishment offers a variety of comfortable self-catering units and camping sites, making it an ideal choice for families, couples, and groups of friends looking for a relaxing and affordable getaway.

Dumehlezi is a Zulu word meaning – Popular without any action. This was the nickname for King Shaka the king of the Zulu’s (1787-1828) When buying the premises it was used as a café – please see the information board on the veranda next to the splash pool.

Come alone or bring your family with you, stay here for a night or for weeks, stay here while on business trip or at some kind of conference – either way our hotel is the best possible variant.

In addition to all the recreational facilities nearby, your comfortable apartment will provide you with all the holiday essentials you will need during your stay. Each Unit comes with a fully equipped modern self-catering kitchen. All units comes standard with limited DSTV and Air-conditioning.

Deep Sea Fishing Charters in South Africa creates the opportunity for the ultimate in big game fishing. With over 320 common sea fish that occur around the South African coast line, deep sea fishing opportunities abound. South Africa has a large number deep sea fishing charters at various locations to choose from.

Sodwana Bay is located in South Africa and is an ideal diving location if you are interested in a large variety of marine life and ocean topography options. The bay itself is located in a marine reserve that is known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, so you are going to be sure of seeing a lot of well preserved reef areas as well as abundant marine life.

Things to do in the surrounding area

Sodwana Bay National Park

This park is a must-see for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. It offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in South Africa, with over 1,200 species of fish and 52 species of coral. The park also has a variety of hiking trails that wind through the sand dunes and coastal forests, and visitors can spot wildlife like duiker, bushbuck, and monkeys.

Disance: 22min (14.1 km)

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a vast and diverse ecosystem that encompasses beaches, dunes, forests, wetlands, and coral reefs. Visitors can explore the park by foot, boat, or vehicle, and may spot rare species like the leatherback turtle, hippopotamus, and black rhinoceros. There are also several historical sites within the park, including ancient fish traps used by the local Thonga people.

Disance: 16min (17.5 km)

Mabibi Beach

With its clear turquoise waters and powdery white sand, Mabibi Beach is a postcard-perfect destination for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing. Visitors can also take a boat tour to nearby islands, where they can snorkel with dolphins and turtles. The beach is part of the Maputaland Marine Reserve, which protects a 10km stretch of coastline and its marine life.

Disance: 1hr 7min (31.8 km)

Lake Sibaya

This freshwater lake is the largest in South Africa, and offers visitors a chance to see crocodiles, hippos, and over 400 species of birds. There are several hiking trails around the lake, and visitors can also take a boat tour to explore its many channels and inlets. The lake is an important breeding ground for fish and other aquatic species, and is an important source of livelihood for local communities.

Disance: 53min (26.2 km)

Kosi Bay

Located just south of the Mozambique border, Kosi Bay is a pristine estuary that is home to a diverse range of marine and bird life. Visitors can go fishing, kayaking, or swimming in the clear waters, or hike to nearby waterfalls and traditional Zulu villages. The estuary is also home to the Kosi Bay Mouth, a series of interconnected channels that are popular for exploring by boat.

Disance: 1hr 15min (81.4 km)

Ndumo Game Reserve

This reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with over 350 species of birds and a variety of mammals, including elephants, giraffes, and leopards. Visitors can take guided walks or game drives to see these animals up close, and there are several hides and viewing platforms for birdwatching. The reserve is located on the Pongola River, and visitors can take a boat tour to see hippos and crocodiles.

Disance: 1hr 23min (96.9 km)

Cape Vidal

This scenic area is located at the eastern edge of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and offers visitors a chance to see both land and sea creatures. There are several hiking trails through the coastal forests, as well as opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, and fishing. The area is also home to several historical sites, including a lighthouse and the remains of a shipwreck.

Disance: 2hr 58min (194 km)

Tembe elephant park

Discover the untamed beauty of Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa. Spanning 300 square kilometers, this pristine sanctuary is renowned for its majestic African elephants, some of the largest in the world. Explore a diverse ecosystem of sand forests, rivers, and savannahs, teeming with lions, leopards, rhinos, and a plethora of bird species. Immerse yourself in guided game drives, bush walks, and night game drives, while experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the local Tembe community. Tembe Elephant Park offers an unforgettable wildlife experience in a breathtaking setting.

Disance: 52min (63.2 km)

St Lucia

Located along the stunning coastline of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, St Lucia is a captivating destination that showcases the region’s natural wonders. With its pristine beaches, lush wetlands, and diverse wildlife, St Lucia offers a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Embark on thrilling boat safaris along the estuary to witness hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. Explore the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can spot rare bird species and encounter elusive animals like the majestic African leopard. St Lucia is a true gem that combines relaxation, adventure, and ecological marvels.

Disance: 3hr 16min (196 km)

Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park

Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, situated in the heart of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is a captivating wildlife sanctuary. Home to the iconic Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo), the park offers thrilling game drives, guided walks, and self-drive safaris. Its diverse landscapes, from rolling hills to dense forests, provide a haven for a wide variety of animal and bird species. Discover the beauty of the African wilderness at Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, a true safari enthusiast’s paradise.

Disance: 1hr 21min (98.8 km)

Ponta do Oura (Mozambique)

Ponta do Ouro, located in the southernmost part of Mozambique but often visited by travelers from South Africa, is a coastal paradise that offers a blend of adventure and relaxation. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, it is a haven for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Explore the underwater world, indulge in fresh seafood, and immerse yourself in the laid-back coastal charm of Ponta do Ouro.

Disance: 1hr 26min (105 km)

Additional information

  • You are welcome to use the splash pool. For your convenience a short term weather forecast and tide map is placed on the information board.
  • Housekeeping does try their upmost to be quick and efficient every day.
  • Kindly close all windows and lock the door when not in the unit. The cleaner got her own key for the unit. For your protection an electrified fence has been erected around the perimeter of the property. The fence is charged 24 hours daily.
  • It must be emphasised that management does not accept liability for any loss or damage to personal effects or vehicles which may occur during stay. Please use the electronic safe in your apartment.
  • All quests are kindly requested to check out 10:00. However we will endeavour to accommodate requests for late check outs.