KwaZulu-Natal Scuba Diving Safari - 10 Days

Scuba dive on Aliwal Shoal and Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu Natal, exploring the reefs of South Africa. Between dives sample Zulu beliefs/traditions and their traditional dishes. Visiting St Lucia and enjoy nature at its best. This is truly an African safari adventure.

Day 1

You will be met by your host in Durban & transferred to your accommodation on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast. Check-in & relax for the rest of day. (B&B)

Day 2 & 3

The next two days, you will enjoy 2 dives a day on the Aliwal Shoal, wrecks & surrounding reefs.  Breakfast before your 2nd dive. Depths on the Shoal range from 6m – 30m.  Large numbers of Raggedtooth Sharks frequent this famous dive site from June to November. One afternoon you will visit uShaka Marine World in Durban, and enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant. Overnight south coast (B&B

Day 4

After breakfast we travel north into Zululand.  Arriving  at. St.Lucia you will embark on an boat cruise on the St.Lucia Estuary, which is situated in a World Heritage Site. This African experience on the Estuary will bring you up close to hippos, crocodiles & variety of bird life.  After the cruise we depart for Sodwana Bay.  Check-in to your chalet and relax before dinner.  Overnight Sodwana (DB&B)

Day 5, 6 & 7

Over the next 3 days you will enjoy 2 dives a day on various reefs.  Your first 2 dives will be on 2-Mile reef. Other reefs – 5, 7 & 9 Mile. Depths range from 9m – 30m. Breakfast before your 2nd dive. Afternoons free. Dinner. Other activities:- Horse riding, quad biking, turtle tours( Nov – March only). Overnight Sodwana (DB&B)



Breakfast then we depart to a game lodge, where we will search for the “BIG 5”. You will arrive n time for lunch. After lunch you will have time to relax in your luxury chalet or take a swim before your afternoon game drive in open game-viewing vehicles. Your African Safari experience will take you into the African bush in open safari vehicles where you will encounter Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephants, Black & White Rhino, Giraffe and many other animals. Dinner will be served at the Lodge.  Overnight Phinda (fully inclusive of meals & local brand drinks)

Day 9

You have an early start to your day with a wake up call around 5am, followed by tea/coffee and then its off into the bush again for your morning game drive before breakfast. Relax by the pool or take a walk with your qualified ranger. Lunch. Leisure time – have a swim or simply enjoy your surroundings before your last afternoon game drive. Overnight Phinda (fully inclusive of meals & local brand drinks)

Day 10

After your morning game drive & breakfast, we depart for Durban


  • 3 nights on Durban’s South Coast - B&B
  • 4 scuba dives on the Aliwal Shoal and surrounding reefs/wrecks
  • Boat cruise on St.Lucia Estuary,
  • 4 nights Sodwana Bay - DB&B
  • 4 2-Mile dives at Sodwana & 2 dives to 5/ 7-Mile or 9-Mile Reef
  • Entrance to Parks Board daily
  • 2 nights at a private game lodge – all meals & all local brand drinks
  • Dawn 7 dusk game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Hire of tanks and weights/belts only
  • Luxury, air-conditioned transport with full vehicle insurance & registered driver/guide

  • Sun screen and hat
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras & chargers
  • Long sleeve, light shirts/trousers
  • Personal dive gear
  • Beach towels
  • Walking shoes
  • Warm clothes & jacket, if during our winter months (June-Sept)


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