Pros: Outstanding service and friendliness of staff.
Cons: Loved Occi lodge. Nothing not to like
Pros: Owner and staff super people
Pros: The self catering kitchen is great especially since you don't need to do dishes, cook and eat and they wash up for you. Everything is clean from the kitchen to the rooms and bathrooms. Everyone is...
Pros: Absolutely NOTHING to complain
Pros: - nice setup with many possiblities to spend your time outside the room (big kitchen, lounge, eating tables, ...) - great for self-catering - we had the whole lodge for us alone
Cons: - a little bit noisy (cock, neighbour's music) - check in advance if payment per creditcard is possible
Pros: Very nice rooms with air-conditioned. Not many such facilities in area.Very clean.
Cons: One fridge froze food.
Pros: This was a great location, close to everything and most popular beaches etc. The Staff were friendly,cleaning services everyday and helpful with everything.
Pros: Beautiful place, very chill! Frindly and professional host
Cons: The WIFI works but sometimes not so well
Pros: Everything was perfect
Pros: The owner is super friendly (she even resques dogs and other animals) Everything is very clean and the vibe is good. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped.
Cons: Because you are not in the national park it self you have to pay a daily fee at the gate to enter the park. Which adds up quickly. The internet is not always working.The rooms are nice, but simply.
Occi Lodge offers upmarket self-catering accommodation in the centre of Sodwana Bay, known for its world class scuba diving and game fishing.
Pros: The grounds were huge and lovely. We saw antelope on the property right near the office. Security was good. Our apartment could have slept at least 6 people with three private bedrooms with bathrooms...
Cons: We had to park quite far from the unit we stayed in and carry our bags down many steps to get there., and of course back up when we left. No one at the desk offered to help us with this.
Pros: Lots of space, barbecue facilities and an equipped kitchen. Very quiet and relaxing.
Cons: Water pressure and temperature issues. The place could do with a revamp. The lodge is located within the Sodwana Bay Lodge, which has its advantages (access to pool, restaurant), but staff at ...
Pros: The Chalet was fully equipped even had a sandwich toaster, plenty of seating space and big dining area, very comfortable.
Cons: Kitchen only had warm water for washing up dishes. Someone needs to clear out all the old beer bottles in the courtyard.
Pros: Solitude / Privacy was perfect. Made for a tranquil relaxed experience. Glad to have AC in all the bedrooms.
Cons: The Aircon unit in the kitchen did not help cooling down the living area. They need another unit in that area.
Pros: Excellent value, beautiful views and spacious
Cons: Wifi slow due to bad weather
Pros: Lovely big house which has all you need to feel at home. When we booked this house we didn't really understand where it is located and were quite worried it is not safe, But we were happy to find ...
Cons: The house needs some maintenance
Pros: Liked the location and the cozy living room.
Cons: With this much cost complimentary breakfirst would have been nice.
Cons: staff at the reception should instruct guests about room and keys location inside the room.
Pros: Loved the endless bush view from the patio and the fact that it was secluded
Cons: Bookings dot com said to bring towels - which were not needed, they were provided
Pros: Close to the beach (beach is amazing) Comfortable Clean
Cons: Cooker kept flipping the switch and almost burned. Although the chalet was R870.00 you must pay another R85.00 per adult for the KZN Wildlife (R190.00 for the two of us), and then ANOTHER R155.00 ...
Pros: Geographical location, ambience
Pros: The quite secluded location of each chalet
Pros: We enjoyed the location in proximity to the beach. The chalet was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with plates and utensils. The staff were very friendly.
Cons: We did not enjoy the fact that we could not park next to our chalet and had to carry our luggage bit by bit in soft sand all the way to the chalet. The next morning it rained which meant we then had ...
Pros: Great location, wonderful stuff!
Cons: Very old bungalows, needs renovation. But now they have a new owner and do the renovation,so next year it will be amazing there!
Pros: Staff, food and the view
Cons: Stairs to the beach a bit treachrous
Pros: Good location and friendliness/helpfulness of staff. Good restaurant with very nice view at the ocean with a good choice of food and service. Enjoyed the beaches. Nice pool.
Cons: Very narrow king size bed for a couple and not very comfortable. Place needs a refurb. The lodge is located in a park and you need to add the entrance fees to the stay, not a problem but not obvious...
Cons: Room needs to be revamped. Terrible humidity smell. Terrible tiny poor quality mattress. The staff was great but the manageress pathetic.
Pros: Everything was perfect, like the holiday's you see in magazines and on TV. Bed was super comfy, linen was stunning. Staff super friendly and accomodating. The chef at the Lodge Restaurant is a ...
Pros: Comfy beds and bedroom. Best prego steak rolls in restaurant ever experienced.
Cons: Bathroom rails are missed. Verandas are way too small. All chalets could offer braai options.
Pros: Excellent diving school on the premises. Great location. Good security. Best accomodation in Sodwana Bay!
Pros: Everything was perfect, although the BBQ needs to have instructions about how to use it.
Pros: Clean linen.well equipped kitchen
Cons: The house is a bit out of date. No real showers and no internet. We did not like the unfriendly bright light in the house too.
Pros: Very large and nice place with everything we needed. Large and comfortable beds.
Cons: GPS coordinates took us to a wrong place where we had to pay for an entrance. Reception and owner both refused to pay us back saying it was the website's fault. It was not really the amount that ...
Pros: the beds were amazing, facilities were great, it was such a spacious unit. really really well equipped. loved everything about this place, wish we could've stayed longer!!!
Cons: we could not find a remote for the television, we would've liked any facility for playing music. there weren't enough bath towels for all guests (we were only 7 people, whereas the house ...
Pros: The house is very confortable and spacious. I love the outside shower! Good rooms and excellent kitchen full of equipment to cook with. Very good detail to have ice on the fridge! The restaurant ...
Cons: Maybe good wi-fi?
Pros: House was big and spacious! The beds was big and the linen was clean.
Cons: There was a hot water problem. The hot water went off after a few seconds in the shower. This was really not pleasant at all!
Pros: Perfect for 2 families of 4. Very nice house well equipped.
Cons: Some equipements are getting old (ie. switches not working). Unfortunately, a close by house was being refurbished which caused some noise in the morning.
Cons: too dark in rooms and restaurant / bar needs refreshing i.e plastic table cloths
Pros: Huge bed a bonus
Cons: Food was ok, we dine a lot and it was ok. The waffle was raw and the filyer coffee too strong for our taste.
Pros: Rustic resort but the best in Sodwana. A good 3 star facility.
Cons: Pool bar needs attention
Pros: The service at the restaurant was excellent
Cons: A walking path between the rooms 3 and 6 located(close to the diving pool) if they do not want people/guests to walk on the grass
Pros: Very nice staff, very thorough cleaning, nice location, great diving
Cons: Facilities are very basic.
Cons: Toilet n bathroom needs attention..need heaters in the room
Pros: Great location. Meals included in room were excellent. Excellent meal service with attentative managers b
Cons: Everything better than expected. Nothing we did not like.
Pros: Nice set up of the location. Multiple facilities available (dive school, pool)
Cons: no beach access other than by car. Older cabins in need of some upgrade. Restaurant OK for price/quality, but could use some more refinement and atmosphere
Pros: everything was made easy for me, it was quiet and peaceful.
Cons: The diner menu in the restaurant should have been better, but it's ok
Pros: Very warm friendly staff. Excellent location and rustic feel to the chalets. Super helpful dive shop - I'm certain we will be back here for more superb diving.
Cons: The food was a little bland for my taste but great value.
When visiting Sodwana Bay, Sodwana Bay Lodge is a great choice to consider. Guests can indulge in massages, and Leatherbacks Restaurant serves seafood. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: We liked that we had blankets on our beds and that we could park our car inside.
Cons: To have someone that is on time when we arrive. To have a better road to the lodge. To have clean water in the swimming Pool.
Pros: The overall layout of the camp, very well thought out.
Cons: We had babies with us, another family bathroom would be a bonus.
Pros: Very well situated. Always clean, and personnel are helpful and friendly.
Pros: I needed the basics of a bed and place to make food and that was what I got. It was also clean and the staff was helpful
Cons: The microwave was not working.
Pros: Staff were friendly and helpful constantly cleaning the dishes and assisting
Pros: Dish washing was included
Cons: Inconsistent shower temperature
Pros: Clean and neat
Cons: Hot water supply at times
Pros: Good communal bathroom facilities. We enjoyed the pool. Communal kitchen well equipped with gas braaiers, etc. Bonus that you don't have to wash your own dishes. Quad bike experience well worth ...
Cons: An aircon would have been very nice in the extreme hot weather of December. Rooms doesn't have good circulation if you close the door at night to sleep. Fans were supplied to help though.
Pros: Basic but sufficient. Excellent staff and extremely clean. Enjoyed my stay thoroughly!
Cons: Paying entrance at the park gate. Perhaps accommodation facilities outside the gate can negotiate a preferred rate?
Cons: The place is not too bad but you cant have dogs running around in a place where there a people coming in and out. I was almost bitten by 2 dogs i fell and hurt my head. When we got got there the ...
Pros: The quiteness of the place
Cons: Outside bathroom
Pros: Price and the friendliness of the staff.
Cons: Breakfast was hit and miss if diving and no lunch available. Transport to the beach and back was a DIY affair. Did not really appreciate how much of a pain this would be.
Pros: - spacious houses in tranquil environment - a lot of potential
Cons: - according to our booking we should've received free wifi as part of the genius perks, upon question the staff told us that wifi is paid. the prices for the wifi are high, we used our phones ...
Pros: Location is nice and secluded but secure and close enough to shops, reception staff was very flexible and helpful, the food was delicious.
Cons: Lack of cleanliness of linen and curtains and the mosquito net had holes.
Pros: Friendliness of staff and the atmosphere of the lodge. The planned dive excursions were beautiful. Thanks to Neville, Eve, Paul, Carissa, Senzo and Danie.
Pros: I liked the breakfast, hosts & staff
Cons: The matresses are a little hard, the hot water runs out quickly!
Pros: Super friendly staff who could not do enough for you. They make the resort which is otherwise basic but comfortable. I chose to spring for a chalet so as not to have to use shared toilets and showers...
Cons: WIFI signal poor and requires payment. However, I had a decent phone signal and was able to access my e-mails that way. Staff smoking at beach side gazebo while kitting up for dives. Alas, par for ...
Pros: The family cottage was very nice and comfortable. The staff was friendly. We did a snorkling tour and the skipper was great and made us feel safe although the sea was a little rough. The Braai ...
Cons: The Wifi is charged appart which is acceptable but there is a data volume restriction (e.g. 150MB for the cheapest and 1024MB for the most expensive access.) The Beach access (National-Park) is ...
Pros: Hi Jill, Thanks so much for this beautiful day for all my family. Your lodge is a little paradise. Thanks also for the pasta, and the dive facilities. I'm giving a very good rate and advice ...
Pros: Tons of space both in and around the house. Beds were comfortable and we overslept
Cons: The main door lock got stuck sometimes. A very small blemish on an otherwise awesome place.
Pros: Its was as if we where in the deepest darkest Africa. The pool was great to jump into after spending the day at the beach. Our rooms where cleaned up and a security guard kept us safe. Cute fury ...
Cons: The water pressure was not great
Pros: Very clean and comfortable, staff welcoming and efficient . Pool was an additional bonus.
Pros: To have access to 2 lodges and be the only one at the premise Pet friendly
Cons: Cleanliness and water pressure
Pros: The location and airconditioning is a plus.
Cons: There is no reception desk on the property. Nobody received us. We had to make a phone call to get a member of the staff to unlock our unit. Even with a booking confirmation in hand nobody knew about ...
Cons: There was no electricity. The people on site did not know about our arrival and the unit was not clean We left a day earlier.
Pros: Coffee and water all day long. Very friendly staff
Cons: Hot rooms
Pros: Diving facilities. Everything is very well organized! Bungalow was spacious, you need to get used to the shower without roof, but in the end we liked it a lot
Cons: Location is within the national park, so the fees for staying overnight apply. If you want to go diving in Sodwana Bay you leave the national park again, so you basically pay the fees not for the ...
Cons: Ablution blocks ( no plugs) at least give a warning to bring your own plug. one shower had no shower rose.
Pros: Very well organised.
Cons: We had to upgrade our accommodation because if you stay in the tents you live out your car which is parked miles away and not safe for valuables
Pros: Excellent food and friendly staff
Pros: they provided us with all the necessary things
Cons: i didnt dislike anything
Pros: Staff at reception and steven who assisted us were very helpful and friendly. Fantastic location and accomodation.
Cons: Diving equipment we rented had defects and needed replacement. Inexperienced dive masters. Uninformative dive masters. Your System treats clients like sardines. Dive masters more interrested in ...
Pros: The rooms were clean but there are signs that the require some maintenance soon!
Cons: 1. No wifi despite paying for it on Bookings.com - there was no offer of a refund - just a sorry it hasn't worked for a long time 2. Breakfast and dinner for R120and R170 per meal were not ...
Pros: We liked the location next to the beach but there was nothing else.
Cons: the diving instructors did not take care of our 4p group, one of us got lost and none of the instructors realised that. it took him 20min to find our group. we will not recommend the coral diving ...
Pros: I loved everything about the place. PD was very helpfull to us. It was clean and comfy.
Situated by the ocean, Coral Divers is a great choice for a stay in Sodwana Bay National Park. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.