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About Kosi Bay Trail

The guided slack packing trail at Kosi Bay offers terrain ranging from beach and mangrove forests, grasslands to mysterious waterways. Evenings are spent in comfort at various lodges so you don’t have to carry heavy packs.

Hiking in this spectacular wild paradise offers the chance of spotting humpback whales, dolphins, hippos, leatherback and loggerhead turtles, tiny Suni antelope; Pel’s fishing owls, palmnut vultures and numerous sub-tropical species of birds.

Hikes are tailored to suit each group and you can choose to walk for two or three days, over distances ranging from 8 km to 15 km a day. Find out more about guided hiking trails and other awesome activities when you make an enquiry at one of the Kosi Bay lodges – Maputaland Horse Safaris & Bush Camp, Amangwane Camp and Kosi Forest Lodge.

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.

Things to do in Kosi Bay

Accommodation near Kosi Bay Trail

Kosi Bay Casitas

24 Reviews
Sleeps 94 in 27 rooms

Kosi Bay Casitas offers a hint of Mozambique in South Africa, close to Sodwana Bay and Ponta Malongane, making this an ideal stopover for...
from R240
per night for 2 guests

Thobeka Backpackers

5 Reviews
Sleeps 61 in 18 rooms

Thobeka Backpackers is an authentic backpackers located in Kosi Bay. This is a bush-style lodge situated close to beautiful beaches, game...
from R300
per night for 2 guests

Kingfisher Bush Lodge

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Tented accommodation available with two options.Stay in our Luxury Tented Chalets with kitchenette and en-suite bathroom or book a stay in...
from R300
per night for 2 guests

Shengeza Lake Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Shengeza Lake Lodge offers two rustic bush cottages set among indigenous trees, located in Kwangwanase.One unit is a lovely cottage with...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Maputaland Lodge

13 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

This area needs a 4x4 to do activities. Up to us it’s not a problem but from us a 4x4 is needed for the beach, mouth, lakes, Mozambique or...
from R920
per night for 2 guests

Utshwayelo Lodge and Camp

22 Reviews
Sleeps 204 in 32 rooms

Kosi Bay, in the far north eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal, is a system of four lakes ranging from freshwater to saline, that feed into the...
from R240
per night for 2 guests

Kosi Bay Trail Map

Kosi Bay Trail is 20.3km from the centre of Kosi Bay , the nearest airport 134.6km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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