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South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal
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Mseni Beach Lodge

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Mseni Beach Lodge

4 star hotel
Sodwana Bay National Park, Sodwana Bay, 3974, South Africa
16 rooms
FREE Internet

Coral Divers

Walking distance
Max 10 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Sleep in cosy cottages on a coastal nature reserve, and dive with Coral Divers - conveniently the closest dive center to the beach 
  • Rated amongst the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world, Sodwana’s pristine reefs offer warm, clean and colorful experiences, with huge species diversity
  • Humpback whales are spotted in their numbers during the months of July and November. Enjoy the show from the Mseni restaurant deck as they splash around
  • Between November and April, the incredible turtle tours give you the chance to see leatherback turtles nesting on the beaches
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 10%
  • 14 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 15.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Mseni Beach Lodge

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  • Coral Divers is the closest resort to the beach, making it the most convenient way to access the underwater worlds of Sodwana Bay
  • This reef is home to 1200 known species of fish, compared to 1800 on the Great Barrier Reef, yet it is less than a 10th of the area
  • As well as fish, you will find invertebrates, turtles, rays and sharks on any of the dive sites, as well as seasonal sightings of whalesharks (Dec - Feb) and humpbacks (June - Oct)
  • From December to February, see nesting sea turtles - an incredible experience that see divers returning here year after year
  • All the dives conducted at Sodwana Bay are drift dives


Coral Divers is a very popular PADI 5 Star CDC (Career Development Center) Dive Center and Resort, situated in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. We offer all of PADI's recreational scuba courses & pro level courses, as well as a range of accommodation and a professional dive charter. Sodwana Bay provides an array of unspoiled tropical coral reefs, populated with a huge diversity of Indo-Pacific fish & invertebrates. The resort was established in the early '90's and is the longest running Dive Concession in Sodwana Bay. It is also the only Dive Resort & Dive Centre situated inside the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.  Our Dive Internship is one of the best in Southern Africa and has been running successfully for over 20 years. Apart from the great diving & beautiful coral reefs, the area offers fun and excitement including quad-biking, surfing, cycling routes and kiteboarding.            Day trips to surrounding 'Big 5' game reserves where you can see amazing wildlife, are popular, as are the seasonal Turtle Tours & guided bird walks.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Food & Drinks
  • Parking
  • Other

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Cycling


  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Hiking

Resort Description

Mseni Beach Lodge is set among a coastal forest in the heart of the Sodwana Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site, just minutes from the PADI dive center.

Mseni Beach's cosy cottages are nestled amongst beautiful indigenous bush, which forms part of the iSimangaliso nature reserve. The cottages each sleep two people in either a double bed or two singles, and feature a private en-suite. The à la carte restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers stunning panoramic views. The PADI dive center is in easy reach and you're close to the beach for quick and easy dive access. Between dives, you can rent bikes fitted with sand wheels to cycle around the nature park's trails.


How to get there


  • There are three ways to get to the resort; renting a car, catching a bus and arranging a private transfer from King Shaka International Airport (KSIA). 
  • To arrange a private transfer, please add this option to your booking during the check out process (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • BUS: The North Coast Runner (www.bazbus.com) does a scheduled shuttle one a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from KSIA to St Lucia town for R500 pp one way. Having arrived in St Lucia, the resort will pick you up for free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm (advance notice required). 
  • If renting a car from Johannesburg or Durban, please let us know and we can provide detailed directions.
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 10 am.
  • Following check-out, you can join the free transfers to St Lucia (if its a Monday, Wednesday or Friday), drive yourself or arrange a private transfer (advance notice required, additional cost). 


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