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About Kosi Bay Beach

Stretching south of the Mozambique border, the gorgeous sandy beach at Kosi Bay Nature Reserve has much to offer nature and ocean lovers.

Part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beach lies parallel to the Kosi lakes and long strip of high sand dunes interrupted by a sandy estuary.

Dolphin and whale watchers will be delighted by frequent sightings, particularly during winter when humpback whales migrate north to calve in the warmer Mozambique waters. You could take a boat trip to see dolphins and whales and there is some great snorkelling on the reefs.

December and January is a particularly exciting time in Kosi Bay, for this is when loggerhead and leatherback turtles haul themselves up the beach to scoop out nests and lay their eggs.

Access to Kosi Bay estuary and beach is a 45-minute drive requiring a 4WD vehicle. The route provides spectacular views across the fish trap dotted lake to the sea from the top of the high dunes.

NOTE:
Kosi Bay is in a malaria region. If you are planning to travel to iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Kosi Bay please consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice and refer to our article on malaria.

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Reviews for Kosi Bay Beach

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Christine Landsberg
28 April 2015

Clean with very few people. Sea calm to swim in.Snorkeling great.

Karina Joubert
27 December 2014

Clean beautiful beaches.

Vanessa Sutherland
27 October 2014

No signposting, shocking roads, we got lost and didnt get there.

Mbali Mthethwa
25 April 2014

Walking in the Beach amazing

Monica Nkumanda
04 January 2014

Gorgeous, calm and days well spent

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Kosi Bay Beach Map

Kosi Bay Beach is 3.1km from the centre of Kosi Bay , the nearest airport 121.2km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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