Personal Mozambique Ocean Experience:
I am not a diver. (I keep meaning to learn to dive. But I never spend enough time at a beach resort to do a PADI course. ) But I do love to snorkel… Most of South Africa’s waters are too cold for brightly colored tropical fish species except for KwaZulu Natal. So this is an area I head to whenever I can. From Sodwana Bay and northwards, you have some stunning areas for diving and snorkeling. In a previous blog post, I mentioned two excellent coastal lodges. One in South Africa – Thonga Beach Lodge – and one just over the border in southern Mozambique – White Pearl Resorts.
At both lodges you can get a good quality snorkeling experience right from the beach, which I like. I don’t have to pay extra for a special snorkeling excursion, if I don’t want to. I can snorkel for as long as I want. And, when my kids were younger, I didn’t have to ’um and ah’ as to whether my kids were old enough to be able to snorkel from a boat without getting scared.
White Pearl Resort has an epic, additional attraction – the Mozambique ocean experience where you can swim with the dolphins if you are lucky. Nothing is guaranteed! But there’s a pretty good chance of seeing them (70 %) and even if you don’t, you still have some excellent snorkeling to look forward to…