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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: 88%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 17 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 202
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 25 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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Loret de Musso
07 January 2019

Maybe add a bit of pool and darts for the kids they got a bit bored. But otherwise was great thanks

Jacobus Oosthuizen
11 October 2018

Snorkeling at kosi mouth, cruise on the lakes and comfy lodgings under coastal forest canopy

Michelle Olivier
03 January 2018

We really enjoyed our stay. It was a great place to relax and great staff to chat to. Prompt service.

Nicole Astfalck
08 October 2017

Great place to stay, wonderful people who are very accommodating, relaxed properly.

Sarah Goode
14 July 2017

`We loved the entire stay at Kosi Bay Lodge and are already planning a family trip to show our family what an amazing place it is.

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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