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Kosi Bay Lodge (Pty) Ltd
Kosi Bay
KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
S 26.58min45.8 E 32deg 45min,42.1

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Clarification of tourism related terminology referring to this area.

Kosi Bay in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park a World Heritage Site. The Elephant Coast is simply and extended area which incorporates the numerous game reserves in the area.

Elephant Coast, The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Hluhluwe, Umfolozi, Tembe, Ndumu, Maputaland, Kosi Bay, Sodwana, whales and turtles are some of the terms associated with this ‘eco-tourism mecca’ of the Zulu Kingdom or South Africa’s province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Elephant Coast – one of South Africa’s most beautiful and unspoilt areas. This narrow strip of land approximately 200 kilometers long and just 70 kilometers wide is home to an incredible 21 different eco-systems. Dense evergreen forests of towering fig trees stand in a lush undergrowth of ferns and wild orchids hanging from the trees. Palm savannahs with thousands of wild date and lala palms dot the white sand of the undulating landscape. Swamp forests with large raffias and tangled masses of greenery that are home to myriads of exquisite birds and behind them mountainous sand dunes that appear to shift with the sighing of gentle winds.

Few areas in Africa have the incredible diversity of fresh water eco-systems found here. There are major rivers, broad flood plains, large coastal lagoons, deep clear coastal lakes, extensive papyrus swamps and small semi-permanent pans. Hippo crocodiles and small game can still be found in the wild and a phenomenal number of bird species abound. There is a wide variety of flora, with well over 2000 plant species, many of which are endemic to the region.