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Triton Dive Lodge
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I am not a diver so I am writing my review based solely on the accommodations. I can not report on the diving. We stayed in one of the ensuite huts. The structure and hut itself was very nice. The bathroom could use some updating. ALL the linens, bedding sheets, towels need to be replaced. The bedding only had a bottom sheet and a very dingy comforter. No top sheet. basically all the bedding looked and smelled dirty. Our mosquito netting did not fit around our bed and ended up in our face so we didn't use it. The pool is a dive instruction pool. Not a relaxing pool to hang out at. There are no lounge chairs. In fact one of the picnic tables turned over on us sending us crashing to the ground. The restaurant was ok and needed updating. You are better to cook your own food or eat out. They had a really nice area to cook out. The beach was beautiful. This place could be really nice with a little attention and updating.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

Nice accommodation, with good value for money sleeping/diving packages.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Seriously I cannot sing this places praises higher. The staff are incredibly friend and it feels like a close knit community. The room I stayed in was stunning, although the second cabin I booked had no mossie protection so it was very difficult for those in that cabin. As the facilities are outdoors you would expect them to battle to keep them clean but the showers are always spotless. The communal braai area in the evenings was a highlight where everyone could get together and talk about the days diving. The diving: amazing untouched coral reefs - the best I've seen, plus they clean your gear.

And for international visitors it works out at a fraction of the cost you would pay in Australia.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

We had a great stay here at the beginning of November- the lodge is set off the main road a 10 minute drive from the beach (almost all the lodges are outside the park boundaries and not on the beach, so though it might sound a pain being 10 minutes drive away it was kind of the norm and really not a problem at all), and has a large, clean and well equipped kitchen, a big communal braii pit which is lit every night and allows for mixing and making friends, and a restaurant if you are too tired after an active day to do anything other than be waited on. the staff were instantly welcoming and warm, knowledgeable about diving in the area, and more than helpful with loaning us gear and sorting out a tailor-made dive package for us. they made us feel very relaxed, and the vibe of the whole place was really lovely- they even have an honesty bar, not something you see much of anymore!
my husband and i stayed 3 nights in one of the en suite rooms, which is actually a charming little self contained chalet nestled away amongst the trees. the room was perfectly adequate- nothing fancy, and the water temperature was a little temperamental, but it was very comfortable, warm and private. and the room rate is considerably cheaper than the other lodges a few minutes further down the road closer to the beach, which leaves more money for diving! yay!
the diving itself was pretty good- beautiful fish and corals, turtles, eels and rays- and though some of the equipment we hired was a little old it all functioned fine. the dive masters were enthusiastic and keen to point things out underwater, and on our last dive we were accompanied by the sounds of whales calling which was just magical.
in summary, though the accommodation may be erring on the basic side this is more than made up for by the fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and good value of the lodge. highly recommended, and we hope to return one day.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paderborn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

In october 2011 my girlfirend and me spend two nights in one of the houses at Triton DIve Lodge. Since I am a diver I've choosen one of the dive packages. The accomodation was large, nice, clean and fully equipped. Nothing to complain about. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you want to you can join the barbeque / braii evenings and talk to the other guests and have a good time. Diving was also great. On the second day we saw some whales right next from our dive boat.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

Wow and Wow again!!! Situated amongst trees and thatched rooftops the tranqulity is so awesome. The staff at Triton is very helpful and their friendliness just adds to the relaxing atmosphere. As a diver I was just so amazed at the knowledge of their Dive Masters and wow well done guys and girls. I can recommend Triton to all divers!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Additional Information about Triton Dive Lodge

Property: Triton Dive Lodge
Address: Sodwana Bay Road | near the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Sodwana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Triton Dive Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A trip to KwaZulu Natal would be incomplete without spending some time at Triton Dive Lodge and experiencing the amazing Coral Reefs of Sodwana Bay. The unspoilt coastline and endless sandy beaches gently slope into the clear warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean where a pristine tropical underwater paradise awaits you for a diving experience of a lifetime. Come and scuba dive with Triton Dive Lodge for the best diving experience available. We offer accommodation and dive excursions for all levels of experience. Our lodge is just far enough off the beaten track to ensure absolute peace and tranquility with no unwanted distractions. Triton's accommodation ranges from comfortable two and four sleeper thatched cabins to double en-suite chalets and fully equipped two bedroom units neatly placed around the premises to ensure maximum privacy. The rooms are airy, spacious and comfortable with an African theme. Other facilities at Triton include a shady decked pool area for cooling off during the day, a restaurant and lounge, curio shop and a licensed bar. Our equipped communal kitchen and barbecue area serves those who prefer the self catering option. The Lodge has a very tranquil and natural atmosphere, with large lawn areas and shady indigenous trees making it a lush oasis even in the height of summer. Relaxed evenings see friendly people swapping tales whilst barbecuing under the bright African stars, alternatively a scrumptious pizza and a bottle of wine from our Restaurant is also a winning combination. ... more   less 
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