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There are 3 ways to get from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water) by car, plane or taxi

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Drive

  1. Drive from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water)

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Fly to Maputo, drive

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Maputo (MPM)
  2. Drive from Maputo to Sodwana Bay (Water)

1 alternative option

Fly to Phinda Game Reserve, taxi

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL)
  2. Take a taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay (Water)
Durban → Sodwana Bay (Water)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sodwana Bay (Water) is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sodwana Bay (Water) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sodwana Bay (Water) is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to drive which costs R 500 - R 800 and takes 4h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to drive. Taking this option will cost R 500 - R 800 and takes 4h 35m.

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The distance between Durban and Sodwana Bay (Water) is 304 km. The road distance is 354.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive 354.9 km from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water).

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There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has two stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water) is 355 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water).

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Safair, British Airways and Airlink offer flights from Durban Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Sodwana Bay (Water). Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Durban to Durban Airport is to bus which takes 26 min and costs R 420 - R 600.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water).
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  • Distance: 303.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and Sodwana Bay (Water), South Africa?

You can drive from Durban to Sodwana Bay (Water) in around 4h 35m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 400 - R 4 400
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Capetown, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 4 100 - R 13 000
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 2 100 - R 6 000
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 700 - R 6 000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 3 000
Other operators
Taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay (Water)
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Estimated price
R 900 - R 1 100

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