Mseni Beach Lodge

Situated in the heart of Sodwana Bay, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find Mseni Beach Lodge. A Mseni, you’ll be delighted with the friendly service and an excellent experience to complement our awesome ocean views. The comfortable modern cottages and lovely beach house are nestled among beautiful indigenous bush, which forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

The cottages were planned, so as not to disturb the lush dune forest and most are tucked away among unspoiled surrounds. The pool area is ideally situated to make the most of our beautiful Zululand sunsets, while you relax on a pool lounger and enjoy the view.

An enchanting walkway leads down to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and secluded beaches, on South Africa’s pristine coastline. Watching the sunrise here is an amazing start to your day. This is also a great spot for the keen angler who enjoys rock and surf fishing. Whale watching from our restaurant deck between Jun and Oct is a highlight and an added bonus to the great food and warm and friendly service you will experience with us.

While sipping cocktails and sundowners on the restaurant deck, you can look for the seasonal passage of whales or regular sightings of dolphins. You may often hear the sound of cheering, as there is great excitement when eating mouthwatering food in the company of good friends and having ocean neighbors passing by.

Mseni Beach Lodge offers a choice of self-catering or bed & breakfast cottages, as well as a lovely beach house. All accommodation has a master bedroom with double or twin beds and bathroom en suite. The self-catering Family Cottages include a small kitchenette, fridge/freezer combination and an outside barbeque area.

Seaview House

Seaview House is a lovely beach house that comfortably sleeps 10 people. The large open plan entertainment area overlooks the ocean, and a fully equipped kitchen makes it ideal for larger families or groups.

Forestview B&B Cottages
These cottages each sleep two people and have a double or twin room en-suite, set amongst tranquil coastal forest. There are NO cooking or barbeque facilities in the Forestview B&B Cottages. It has a mini bar fridge and a kettle for tea/coffee making only. Breakfast is served in our à la carte restaurant, which also offers lunch and dinner.

Family Cottages
These are self-catering cottages that accommodate 4 people, in two bedrooms. There is also a small sleeper couch that is suitable for a child. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and have en suite bathrooms. There is a small kitchen with a microwave, induction hot plate, fridge/freezer combination and seating area. There is also an outside barbeque area positioned to enjoy the surrounding sand forest.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Working in partnership with Amoray Diving, we offer scuba diving tailor made for the discerning diver. A range of courses are also available if you haven’t dived before or just want to try it out. 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. We are privileged to have the most southerly coral reefs in Africa, thanks to the warm water brought from the tropics by the Agulhas current.

Alternatively, if you have never tried Scuba Diving, or wish to do a course, our sister company Coral Divers is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and offers a range of recreational dive courses to suit your holiday dates. Simply request to add your course to your booking.

If Scuba Diving is not for you, why not try snorkeling in our stunning rock pools, which the whole family can enjoy during low tide? You will find various creatures hiding out, including many juvenile fish species. Equipment may be rented for the day from the Beach Shop, which is found near the toilet and shower facilities of the main beach.


South Africa’s premier fishing spot, boasting year round fishing for game fish such as Blue and Black Marlin, Sail Fish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, Mackerel and Wahoo. The rock and surf fishing in Sodwana Bay is superb with the giant Kingfish being first prize.  A giant Kingfish, weighing forty-nine Kilograms caught from the beach in front of Mseni Beach Lodge was a memorable moment for a proud angler.


Sodwana Bay’s rich birdlife is well known. Walk amongst lush trails or watch from our deck and you are guaranteed to see a huge diversity of bird life. Other wildlife…the red duiker, mongoose and monkeys are amongst the regular sightings. Humpback whales are spotted in their numbers from the month of June until October. Enjoy the show from our restaurant deck as they breach and surface. Turtle nesting adventure trips are very popular between November and April, where you have a chance of experiencing the Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles nesting on our beaches.

Out and about

Sodwana Bay is not more than an hour’s drive to many Big 5 game reserves. These are easily planned as a day trip, where you may drive on your own or booked as a guided tour.