Mabibi Camping Site
is one of the beautiful and untouched beaches along the South African
coast with some of the best snorkeling South Africa has to offer. The
Mabibi campsite is situated at the edge of the dune forest and is
the perfect base from which to explore the Mabibi area and also other
places like Island Rock, Lala Nek and Black Rock. Camping facilities
are good, with clean ablution facilities and shady camp sites. The
Mabibi camping site is for people who want a holiday away from the
crowds and enjoy the peace, tranquility and natural beauty of the
Maputaland coast in KwaZulu Natal.
The Mabibi camp site does not have electricity, but there are flushing
toilets with hot water showers. With only 10 camp sites available, the
camping site is always quiet, even during Easter and Christmas, but
because there are few camping sites, early booking is essential.
comfortable, affordable campsite at Mabibi
- a Map of the Mabibi area
- Mabibi Campsite GPS coordinates
- Directions on how to get to Mabibi Campsite
- Mabibi snorkeling safety information
General Information about Mabibi
Mabibi is situated 41km north of Sodwana
Bay and 37 km south of the Mozambique border along the Maputaland coast
and lies within the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, previously known as the
Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park. Mabibi is at the southern
boundary of the Maputaland Turtle Sanctuary, where giant Loggerhead and
Leatherback sea turtles come up onto the beaches each year to lay their
eggs between November and February every year.
The campsite at Mabibi is
accessible only by 4x4, but if you are booked in at the Thonga Beach
Lodge (5 star), the lodge will arrange a transfer for you from 'Coastal
Cashews' to Thonga Beach Lodge.
The main attractions
and activities at Mabibi are snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing, and
walking along untouched beaches. Snorkeling at Mabibi is good
throughout the year, with clean warm water and a huge variety of fish
and invertebrates in an inshore snorkeling area which is suited
mainly to low tide snorkeling, with the far southern end of the bay
offering more shelter when the tide is high or during neap tides.
Snorkeling conditions at Mabibi can be dangerous when the tide is not
very low and you need to be aware of your position in the water at all
times. There are local snorkeling guides who can show you the best
snorkeling areas and advise you about the best time to snorkel.
Either have fun with a
small dropshot rig in the shallower water in the Mabibi bay or get more
serious and cast and retrieve plugs, spoons and Rapalas for Kingfish in
the crystal clean water off the endless beaches and inshore reefs. Bait
fishing is best at night with good catches of Red Snapper, Kingfish,
Lantern fish and sharks. Bring a variety of fishing tackle for a range
of different fishing techniques.
Deep sea fishing is not possible at Mabibi because the launching site
is private and unfortunately for the use of the Thonga Beach lodge
only. The Thonga Beach Lodge also offers scuba Diving for residents in
Campsite and Thonga Beach Lodge Contact Details
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