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Kosi Bay Lodge
Kosi Bay Accommodation

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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 of KwaZulu-Natal and specifically Zululand.

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 of the Lake and enjoy cuisine with a distinctive local flavour in the cosy atmosphere of the Umdoni (water berry tree) restaurant & bar overlooking the pool and the sun deck.

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 and arranging outings. 
Facilities: 40 seater restaurant, ladies bar, conference room with incredible views, a large sundeck and swimming pool. 
Two, four and six bedded (sharing) rustic lodges and chalets are comfortably appointed. Structures consist of thatched roofs, treated poles, wooden floors on stilts. 
Kosi Bay Lodge Accommodation Options
Safari Tent Camp (x6) - The safari tent camp units are all en-suite. There are six tents in total with a boma and a private swimming pool.
Full-catering Unit (x3) - These units have a double bed and a single bed for a child under the age of 12. The room has an en-suite bathroom, bar fridge, TV and air-conditioning. Dinner, bed and breakfast or full board basis are available.
Full-catering and Self-catering Unit (x4) - These en-suite rooms have a double bed and a single bed for a child under the age of 12. The units have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering purposes. There is braai boma.
Dual Self-catering Units (x3) - These self-catering options consists of two units next to each other. The one en-suite unit has a double bed and a single bed, fully equipped kitchen and a fridge. The second en-suite unit has two single beds and an outside braai area.
Self-catering One Unit (x1) - This self-catering unit has two bedrooms. One en-suite room has a double bed and the other en-suite room has two single beds. The unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge. There are also two single beds in the lounge area as well as an outside braai area.
Six-sleeper Self-catering Unit (x1) - This unit has one en-suite room with a double bed and two rooms with two single beds in each. The unit has one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a braai area.
Four-sleeper En-suite Self-catering Unit (x2) - These units have one en-suite double room, one en-suite room with two single beds and two single beds in the lounge area. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge as well as a braai area.
Older Self-catering Unit (x1) - This unit has two en-suite rooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The unit has a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a braai area.
Luxury Unit (x2) - These are two en-suite units with a private swimming pool.
Luxury 1 (x1) - These are two en-suite units with an inside kitchen and a swimming pool.
Full or self-catered options are available. Accent is on comfort, informal service and attention. TVs and tea and coffee making facilities are available in the fully catered units. Dinner Bed and Breakfast options are available.

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 travelling 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 4x4 safaris
  • Hiking trails
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Turtle tracking - (seasonal)
  • Surf angling from unspoiled beaches
  • Boat fishing on the lake
  • Fly-fishing
  • 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 and 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 (4x4 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.

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Kosi Bay, Kwangwanase, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

GPS: -27.007204, 32.809300 Map

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Should you need to cancel note that the cancellation will need to be in writing and there will be a 15% cancellation fee.

Should that cancellation be within 30 days of arrival that cancellation fee will be of 50%.

If it is in the 21 days before arrival the cancellation fee will then be 100%.

  • Bar on site
  • BBQ Area
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Housekeeping
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Restaurant
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife