The Kosi Bay Lodge is in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. Set in Kosi Bay, this lodge is beautifully established in the heart of the lake system from where this vast region can best be explored.
Kosi Bay Lodge features two, four and six bedded rustic chalets which are built and decorated in traditional Tsonga & Zulu style with their thatched roofs, poles and wooden floors on stilt. These comfortable cottages provide kitchens as well as braai or boma areas for guests.
Situated in the northern part of the St Lucia Wetland Park, the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is home to a wildlife reserve and a marine sanctuary. This naturally beautiful 18 kilometre stretch of the estuary in Maputaland is divided from the warm Indian Ocean by some of the highest vegetated dunes in the world.
The lodge is set only a few hundred meters away from the shores of Lake Nhlange allowing guests to enjoy a great variety of different activities. For the adventurous traveller, the lodge has numerous activities and exciting excursions available. Fishing on the lakes makes for an enjoyable experience which can be done by boat. At the mouth itself, fishing is allowed in the sea and not the lake.
Kosi Bay is the breeding location for the Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles as well as home to the Palm Nut Vulture. This region with its many lakes and streams which enter the ocean at Kosi Bay is well known for its pristine beaches. The nearby Ndumo Game Reserve offers travellers the unique opportunity to encounter Africa's animal kingdom such as rhinos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, kudus, nyalas and impalas as well as over 400 bird species.
Guests who wish to drive themselves require a permit to access the Coastal Forest Reserve when exploring the Mouth, Black Rock and, to Tembe Elephant Park. These permits can be received from the KwaZulu Department of Nature Conservation’s Tourist office which is about 2kms away from the lodge. Refreshing sundowners are best enjoyed in the pub where breathtaking views can be admired. Delicious cuisine with distinctive local flavour is served in the welcoming restaurant and bar which overlook the swimming pool and the sun deck.