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About Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

Situated in the northernmost section of the stunning iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is a wonderful sub-tropical wilderness escape.

Four interconnected lakes and an estuary link up to the ocean, offering a playground for canoeing, boat trips, snorkelling, hiking, bird watching and horse riding. The Kosi lake system is home to numerous birds and animals including hippos and crocs.

Humpback whales are regularly seen from the beach on their migration to calve in Mozambique. During December and January loggerhead and leatherback turtles labour up the sandy beaches to lay their eggs.

Community run trails offer a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture as well as an experience of the natural beauty of the area. The traditional fishing reed traps are definitely worth a visit. These structures have been handed down from father to son for hundreds of years. If you hook up with a local Tonga fisherman you could try and catch a few fish with their traps.

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

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 Nature Reserve

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

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

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

Kosi Bay Lodge Private Chalet...

7 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 8 rooms

Kosi Bay Lodge Private Chalets resides within the original Kosi Bay Lodge premises, a lodge that...
from R1250
per night for 2 guests

Kosibay Bush Lodge

24 Reviews
Sleeps 116 in 30 rooms

Kosibay Bush Lodge is situated 5 km north of Emanguzi/Nkwanganase and 10 km from the Mozambican border, in the beautiful tropical area of...
from R300
per night for 2 guests

Kosi Moon Bed and Breakfast

9 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

Kosi Moon B&B is located in the Kosi Bay area, just outside the little town of Manguzi,...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve Map

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is 3.8km from the centre of Kosi Bay , the nearest airport 116.1km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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