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From R270 Per Night

Palm Tree Lodge
Kosi Bay Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in St. Lucia Wetlands

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The Palm Tree Lodge in Kosi Bay is set in the Northern most part of the St Lucia Wetlands and bordering on the Green belt of the Maputuland Coast line. Although there are no private resorts permitted with in the National Parks this quaint holiday destination is neatly tucked up close to the main gate of the regional Parks Board offices making the acquisition of all the necessary permits as easy as possible and also lends its self as a base camp for launching craft onto the lakes as well as the Sea Launches which take place in Ponto Du Oure more commonly known as 'Ponta'.

The main aim of the resort in Kosi Bay is to offer it's guests a true feeling of the African bushveld with a little bit of the tropics as it is inundated with fruit baring Coconut Palms during the summer months. There are also Campsites available with electricity. It is the natural surroundings that make this resort a destination for the true lover of the out doors.

Self-Catering Chalets

4-Sleeper Chalet - These chalets are furnished with comfortable double and single beds and have shower only bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with fridge-freezers, two-plate stoves and kettles. The chalets also have fans, verandas and barbecue facilities.

8-Sleeper Chalet - Perfect for a big group, this chalet is furnished with double and single beds, and has a shared bathroom consisting of a shower only. The chalet has a fan and the kitchen is equipped with a two-plate stove, kettle and fridge-freezer. A barbecue facility is available and the chalet has a veranda.

3-Sleeper Brick Chalet - Furnished with a comfortable double and single bed, this chalet has a shower only bathroom and the kitchen is equipped with a two-plate stove, fridge-freezer and kettle. A fan is provided and guests have a private veranda and barbecue facility.
All the chalets are self catering. equipped kitchens, ensuite bathrooms fully tiled, kitchens fully tiled with granite tops, outdoor braai area and verandah.
Camp Sites

We have eight campsites No's 1 to 8, all are equipped with electricity. The campsites have a braai area, communal ablution block with showers and large wash basins for dishes or clothing.

We also have eight further camp sites No's 9 - 16, all are equipped with electricity. The campsites have a braai area, individual ablution blocks with showers and a single wash basin for dishes.

Even on a budget, any visitor can still enjoy the small things that make Kosi Bay and the town of eManguzi (KwaNgwanase) and its people so unique!

Take a walk along the main road and taste the local 'Paya' vetkoek with a potato filling, and for the brave add some hot chilli sauce 'peri-peri' to the mix! It's tasty and filling and cost just R1 each. Be adventurous and ask for a 'Paya' (Pronounced 'Pie ya').

The streets are lined with local's selling anything from seedlings, banana's, snacks, various vegetables including the Madumbi and Cassava (Dombolo) root vegetable and fresh fish from the lakes to toys, dishes, plastic bins, jewellery, hats, clothing, bright wrap around/sarongs and variety of arts and wooden crafts.

Depending on the season you can find an abundance of Mangos, Avocados, Coconuts and Bananas. When the time is right do try the aMarula Beer (made from the fruits of the Amarula Tree) or even the Palm Wine (also known as 'lala'-wine as it has a way to make you sleep very well). Ask our staff to prepare some Madumbi or to make chips from the Cassava Root (Dombolo) for a unique change from your everyday potato dish.

Bring your boat, fishing gear and your sense of fun! From the lakes to the mouth and all along the beaches, Kosi Bay offers a wide variety of fishing fun for everyone. Whether it is drop shots, long lines, shore fishing, from the boat, fishing early mornings or all night long... this is a fisherman's paradise. Here you will find Kingfish, Rock Cod, Grunters, Breams... and perhaps the occasional Zambezi shark.

Pack your lunch and Jump in the 4x4 and head out to Tembe Elephant Park for an amazing day, filled with the unexpected! No visit to the Elephant Park is ever the same, the lions are out and about, lying in the road the one day, bringing down an Impala the next and hiding somewhere in the park unseen on another occasion. While the elephants can gather in large groups, protecting the younger ones or roam around on their own, they are either out by the marshlands, drinking by the watering holes and hides, or surprising you around the next bend in the road.

4-Sleeper Self-Catering Chalet
Sleeps up to 4
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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8-Sleeper Self-Catering Chalet
Sleeps up to 8
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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3-Sleeper Brick Chalet
Sleeps up to 3
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Sleeps up to 10
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Off P22 onto D1846 Road, Mazambane Area, Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

GPS: -26.9398333, 32.82069444 Map

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  • Fridge
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Popular Routes
  • Wildlife
  • Childrens Fun