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About Kosi Bay Lodge

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. Just a few hundred metres from the water’s edge of Lake Nhlange, the third and largest lake, Kosi Bay Lodge offers everything an African bush lodge should and more.

Sip sundowners in Nhlange Pub with amazing views and enjoy cuisine with a distinctive local flavour in the cosy atmosphere of the Umdoni Restaurant and Bar overlooking the pool and the sun deck. Two, four and six bedded rustic lodges are comfortably appointed. The structures consist of thatched roofs, treated poles, wooden floors on stilts and reed walls – typically Tonga and Zulu style. 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 and all chalets have fully equipped kitchens with private barbecues and access to the boma areas. Accent is on comfort, informal service and attention, and guests are encouraged to explore this unique environment by friendly staff who are on hand to assist with information and arranging outings. For the adventurous, there are numerous activities and excursions that fully utilize the many resources available.

Kosi Bay is a place where fishermen can revere their surroundings, with kingfish, queenfish, stumpnose, shad, grunter, mullet and garrick 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, including 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. 4×4 vehicles are recommended.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Response Time: 11 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 202
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
* Please enquire for further details.

Kosi Bay Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Kosi Bay Lodge

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Heidi Luggen-Hoelscher, Germany
21 February 2017

We had a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings. Very relaxing place. Friendly staff. Our Chalet was well equipt. Lots of space and air-con. They have a rooftop bar and a lookout where you can see the biggest lake. A restaurant was ok. But bring your own staff if you like to selfcater. There is no shop for water and small things. We booked the 3 lake boattrip and the 4x4 trip to kosi bay mouth, both are very interesting. Beautiful beach with warm water.We love to come back one day in the future.

Susan Goldstein, South Africa
22 October 2016

Lovely place. Good service. Saw a hippo 100 m from the little beach on the lake!

Jenny Caroto, South Africa
07 July 2016

Thank you to  Karen and their team, we had a lovely stay with them, great food and good company at the restaurant, lovely chalets and short walking distance to the lake, went fishing, canoeing and had lots of fun all round xxx

Ben Diedericks, South Africa
22 March 2016

We recently stayed at Kosi Bay Lodge for 5 days.The owners and staff were extremely helpful and our stay was great.This destination is central to various other locations and day drives to Black Rock, Tembe Elephant Park etc. were undertaken with ease..Great place to stay which is well maintained at a reasonable price.I will definitely be returning in the not to distant future.RegardsBen

willem van vuuren, South Africa
25 January 2016

Best Honeymoon ever. Poeple are great at Kosi Bay lodge. Friendly , helpfull and spoiled us greatly. Wil go back a lot in 2016.

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Kosi Bay Lodge Map

Kosi Bay Lodge is 7.2km from the centre of Kosi Bay , the nearest airport 119.5km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Kosi Bay

Kosi Mouth

(4.2 km from Kosi Bay)

2 reviews

Kosi Mouth, Kosi Bay - northern-most tip of South Africa. Beautiful white sand beaches that stretch forever. Snorkel in the sanctuary or let your kids play in the lagoon. Look out for eels, lion fish, boxies, triggerfish.

Kosi Bay Beach

(3.1 km from Kosi Bay)

5 reviews

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...

Kosi Bay Mouth

(5.9 km from Kosi Bay)

3 reviews

The Kosi Bay estuary system consists of a series of interconnecting channels and four lakes that flow into the sandy estuary mouth before reaching the Indian Ocean. This subtropical paradise features spectacular wildlife, birds and plants, including...

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

(3.8 km from Kosi Bay)

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...