Kosi Bay Lodge Holiday Accommodation Near St. Lucia Wetland Park KwaZulu Natal South Africa

Kosi Bay Lodge with various holiday accommodation options –  in the Kosi Bay region of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park KwaZulu-Natal perfectly positioned in the middle of the lake system to enjoy all that this diverse area has to offer.

Situated In The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park South Africa

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 10th August 2001.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 10th August 2001.

The St. Lucia Wetland Park must be the only place on the globe where the world’s oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the African elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal  (Whale)”

In the far north of the St. Lucia Wetland Park known as Maputaland this unspoilt natural area of the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve combines a marine sanctuary with a wildlife reserve for those who delight in exploring a range of environments. From the Kosi Bay Marine Reserve in the north, marine sanctuaries extend southwards to include the Maputaland Marine Sanctuary, the Sodwana Bay National Park, and the St Lucia Marine Reserve down to Cape Vidal.

The KwaZulu Natal coastline boasts a summer climate all year round. Kosi Bay in particular is a rich tapestry of lakes known as the “Jewel of Maputaland”. This 18 kilometer stretch of estuary is separated by some of the highest vegetated sand-dunes in the world from the warm Indian Ocean.

Kosi Bay home to the rare Palm Nut Vulture and breeding place of the Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles, the area is only one of two where Raffia Palms are to be found in South Africa. The lodge is perfectly situated to really get the full benefit of what is on offer in this very special region. A number of lakes and streams enter the sea at Kosi Bay and the region is famous for numerous pristine beaches. Much of the area is protected within the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve with several hiking trails. Kosi Bay is known for its lush vegetation – fig and raffia palm forests, lakes, beaches and mangrove swamps.