Adventure Dive Safari - S.A & Mozambique
12 Nights

Experience the thrill of diving Aliwal Shoal, Sodwana Bay and the waters of Southern Mozambique. Enjoying the wildlife and safaris along the way.

Day 1

Arrive at Durban International Airport, meet your host & transfer to Umkomaas on the Natal South Coast. Check in to the guest house & relax for the rest of day. All rooms are en-suite and there is a pool the premises.


Two dives a day in the newly proclaimed Marine Reserve, The Aliwal Shoal, or The Produce (wreck) & surrounding reefs. Breakfast will be served after your first dive at the guest house. All launching in South Africa is from semi-rigid boats and is a SURF launch - sometimes more exciting than the dive!!
Depths on the Shoal range from 6m - 30m. Summer water temperatures from 24-27 degrees, and winter 19-21 degrees. There are two wrecks in the area one at 15-30m, the other 21-26m. Raggedtooth Sharks are found in numbers on the Shoal during our winter months - June to Nov. The afternoons are yours to relax & explore the area. One afternoon you will be taken to a crocodile farm in the area.
Dinner (own account)


After breakfast depart for Zululand & Lake St.Lucia, situated in one of our 4 World Heritage Sites. Enjoy a boat cruise on the estuary to view the hippo, crocodiles and amazing bird life. A light finger lunch is served on the boat and a cash bar is available. After the cruise, depart for Sodwana Bay.

This beautiful area in Maputoland is also a marine reserve and has some of the best dive sites in one the East Coast. Check-in & relax before dinner is served in the restaurant. There is a pool, restaurant & bar at the main lodge & fully equipped dive centers in the area.

Day 5 & Day 6 - DIVE SODWANA

Your first 2 dives will be on 2-Mile reef. This is the closest reef to the beach and could be called a "house reef". Depths at Sodwana range from 9m - 30m, but most diving is done at depths of 15-18m. Other reefs - 5 Mile, 7 Mile and 9 Mile. All a must!! Enjoy a packed breakfast on the beach in between dives, while soaking up the sun. Afternoons are yours to explore the area or relax by the pool.

Sodwana Bay is home to the prehistoric fish, the Coelacanth with 18 fish having been identified to date.
Extra activities: Horse riding, microlight flips along the coast, quad bike trails, game fishing & turtle tours from November to February (watch Leatherback & Loggerhead turtles nesting & laying their eggs)


After breakfast we depart for the border & Southern Mozambique - this is a fairly short journey through rural Maputoland. Once across the border at Kosi Bay you will be transferred in 4x4s to the resort. This new establishment is paradise in the bush. Diving opened in this area in 1993 after 25 years of war. Today, it is an extension of South Africa in terms of diving, offering brilliant reef dives. The Pinnacle, which is a deep dive, is renowned for its sharks, and "Bass City" is home to "Bert", a huge Potato Bass.

Coral Gardens just up the beach, offers spectacular coral reefs. Untouched for years this really is worth the trip. Accommodation is in comfortable sea-facing log chalets. There is a pool, pub & restaurant on the premises & a lake inland which is home to hippo and crocs - a nice place to watch the sun go down. Dinner.

Day 8, 9 & 10 - DIVE MOZAMBIQUE

You will dive twice a day on the surrounding reefs. Explore this amazing world under the sea, in an area, which has only been developed in the past 10 years. Depths vary from 10m - 40m. Breakfast will be served at the lodge in between dives. Lunch
Afternoons are yours to relax, visit the nearby lake or simply relax.

Day 11 - THE “BIG 5”

(Two safari options available, depending on your budget. An UP-MARKET PRIVATE RESERVE OR CHEAPER OPTION IN THE HLUHLUWE-UMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE) After breakfast we head for the African bush. Our destination is an up-market, private game lodge situated in northern Zululand & home to the "BIG 5" and other creatures great and small. Check-in & relax. Accommodation is luxurious, en-suite with bar fridge & private deck.

Possible sightings of animals from your private deck make this a special place. Lunch & then afternoon tea before you embark on your first afternoon game drive in open game viewing vehicles.
Dinner is served at the lodge after your drive.

Day 12 - THE “BIG 5”

An early start to your day with a morning game drive, tea/coffee served on the drive. Breakfast at the lodge & then enjoy the African bush on foot - your professional ranger will take you on a walk & introduce you to the smaller creatures, fauna & flora. Lunch. Time to enjoy the view from your room or the pool before afternoon tea & your 2nd afternoon game drive.


Your last game drive to find those animals that may have eluded you till now & then enjoy your last breakfast in this special part of Africa before departing for Durban. You will be taken directly to Durban Airport to catch your flight.

  • 3 nights accommodation in Umkomaas, B&B
  • 4 scuba dives on the Aliwal Shoal and surrounding reefs/wrecks
  • Use of the local gym while in Umkomaas
  • Boat cruise on St.Lucia Estuary, with light finger lunch
  • 3 nights Sodwana Bay, DB&B
  • 4 dives at Sodwana Bay - 2-Mile, 5-Mile, 7-Mile and 9-Mile
  • Entrance to Parks Board daily
  • 4 nights Southern Mozambique, all meals
  • 6 dives
  • Transfers return to the border post
  • 2 nights at a private game lodge - all meals, morning & afternoon tea
  • 2 game drives per day
  • All local beverages while on safari
  • Hire of tanks and weights/belts
  • Air-conditioned, luxury transport and qualified guide for the duration.
  • All vehicles are fully insured, with passenger liability of up to R20 million
  • Flights
  • Extra dives & gear hire
  • Personal effects/spending money
  • Meals unless stated
  • Extra activities
  • Beverages unless stated
  • Tips/Gratuities


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