Kosi Bay

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120km from Jozini

-26.9564, 32.8247


+27 35 590 1633


The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve lies on the coast in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal and surrounds the unique and beautiful Kosi Bay lake system which is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. Proclaimed in 1950 and extended in 1984, this is the most pristine lake system on the South African Coast. 

This system consists of four lakes and a series of interconnecting channels which eventually drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean. It is home to a large variety of birds and animals including hippos and crocs.

Humpback whales can be seen off the beaches on their northerly migration to calve in Mozambique and, in December and January, loggerhead and leatherback turtles come onto the beaches to lay their eggs in carefully prepared nests.

Kosi Bay Camp is situated on the western shore of Lake Nhlange, the largest in the Kosi system. 

To access the Kosi mouth and the Indian Ocean beaches is a 45 minute drive requiring a 4X4 vehicle, and, as most of the 'roads' in the area are sand tracks, a 4X4 is required to fully access all the areas of the park. The drive is spectacular, as cresting the huge coastal dunes allows views across the fishkraal-dotted lake all the way to the sea.


  • 3 cottages, sleep 5-6 people each
  • 15 campsites