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There are 4 ways to get from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water) by car, plane, bus or taxi

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Drive

  1. Drive from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water)

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Fly Pietermaritzburg to Richards Bay, drive

  1. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Richards Bay (RCB)
  2. Drive from Richards Bay to Sodwana Bay (Water)

2 alternative options

Fly Pietermaritzburg to Maputo, drive

  1. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Maputo (MPM)
  2. Drive from Maputo to Sodwana Bay (Water)

Bus to Durban, fly to Phinda Game Reserve, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
  2. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL)
  3. Take a taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay (Water)
Pietermaritzburg → 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 Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to drive which costs R 600 - R 900 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to drive which costs R 600 - R 900 and takes 5h 10m.

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The distance between Pietermaritzburg and Sodwana Bay (Water) is 321 km. The road distance is 423.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to drive 423.3 km from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water).

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There is no direct flight from Pietermaritzburg Airport to Richards Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water) is 423 km. It takes approximately 5h 10m to drive from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water).

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Airlink offers flights from Pietermaritzburg Airport to Richards Bay 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 Pietermaritzburg to Pietermaritzburg Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs R 50 - R 65.

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Map of how to get from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water).
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  • Distance: 321.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

You can drive from Pietermaritzburg to Sodwana Bay (Water) in around 5h 10m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Richards Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 400 - R 4 100
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 2 400 - R 4 900
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 200 - R 4 600
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Capetown, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 3 600 - R 14 000
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R 2 400 - R 4 900
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+ (011) 852 6120
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
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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