We had a nice stay at Sodwana Bay Lodge. The lodges are simple, but comfortable with fan, a/c and fridge. We booked with half board, so we had breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. Breakfast was buffet style with quite some choice. Unfortunately the juices were very artificial.
The service at night in the restaurant was very poor. The kitchen as well as the waitresses couldn't cope with the amount of people. The average waiting time was an hour. The first night our youngest daughter ordered a pizza with green pepper, but she got the pizza without the green pepper, because it was finished, but they didn't tell her before hand. The second night she got the wrong dish and the sauces didn't come together with our meals: we had to wait for those quite a long time.
The day after we got home we received an e-mail with a 'forgotten' bill from the restaurant: our lunch from the day of arrival.
Behind the restaurant is a very nice and cozy bar with live performance every night.
On our arrival we wanted to book the turtle tour (one of reasons we came out there), but they told us it was already fully booked for the two nights we were staying. Very strange!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sodwana is situated In the heart of Maputaland, close to the pristine Lake Shazibe nestling behind the world's highest natural dunes, a short distance from the sea, Sodwana Bay Lodge has been carefully designed to match the rustic eco-orientated nature of the region. Here, on the relatively untouched eastern seaboard of southern Africa, wide lakes and extensive river estuaries shimmer with life, fertile swamp and sand forest abound with rare and protected animal and plant species, while towering dunes shelter golden beaches from the lush interior. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sodwana Bay Hotel Hluhluwe