Kosi Bay Lodge Holiday Accommodation and Destination
Kosi Bay Lodge is perfectly situated for guests who want to base themselves in the heart of this pristine area and further explore the region. Just a few hundred meters from the water’s edge of Lake Nhlange (the 3rd and largest Lake), Kosi Bay Lodge offers everything an African Bush Lodge should and more.
Sip sundowners in Nhlange Pub with amazing view and enjoy cuisine with a distinctive local flavor in the cosy atmosphere of the Umdoni (water berry tree) restaurant & bar overlooking the pool and the sun deck. Two, four and six bedded rustic lodges are comfortably appointed. Structures consist of thatched roofs, treated poles, wooden floors on stilts and reed walls – typically Tonga/Zulu style. The accommodation is rustic more than plush but the setting and range of activities make a stay well worthwhile.
Full board or self catering options are available. All chalets have fully equipped kitchens with private braai with access to boma areas. Accent is on comfort, informal service and attention. Guests are encouraged to explore this unique environment by friendly staff who are on hand to assist with information & arranging outings. For the adventurous there are numerous activities and excursions that fully utilise the many resources available.
Kosi Bay Lodge is an ideal overnight stop-over for those traveling to Mozambique. From your base at Kosi Bay Lodge the following is offered:
Direct access to Lake Nhlange
Bird watching paradise
Skippered boat cruises
Guided 4×4 safaris
Turtle tracking – (seasonal)
Surf angling from unspoiled beaches
Boat fishing on the lake
Game reserve safari
Raised viewing deck
24 hr security for chalets and boats
Launching facilities onto the lake
Close proximity to Manguzi airstrip (approx. 14 kms)
Lodge transfers on request.
Conferencing, banqueting & team building.
Kosi Bay is a place where fishermen can revere their surroundings and catch. Kingfish, Queenfish, Stumpnose, Shad, Grunter, Mullet and Garrick are just a fraction of what is available from the waters of this region.
While Kosi Bay has such wonders as the two armed Mudskipper fish and the one-armed Fiddler crab, nearby Ndumo Game Reserve sports rather larger wonders of the animal kingdom – Rhino, Giraffe, Warthog, Zebra, Kudu, Nyala and Impala as well as over 400 bird species.
Other day tours include Black Rock, Lala Neck and Bhanga Nek – home to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s 30 year old Turtle research facility – all within easy reach (4×4 vehicles are recommended).
Self drive guests require a permit to enter the Coastal Forest Reserve when journeying to the Mouth, Black Rock and, to Tembe Elephant Park (by road). Permits are available from the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s Tourist office which is just 2kms away. The road is tarred until the last 3 kms, the most of which is graded sand. The turn off to the lodge is a well used sand track which is accessible by normal saloon car. Lake Makhawulani’s tidal ebb and flow brings fish into the estuary on every high tide.
Ancient fishing kraals erected and tendered by the resourceful Tonga provide sustainable catches that do not deplete the fish population.
Kosi Bay’s pristine wealth of beauty and natural resources has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Local walks are refreshing whilst trips include the Kosi Bay Lakes, turtle-nesting beaches and the intricate fish traps at the river mouth.
Conference, banqueting and team building facilities are available on request.