The area known as Kosi Bay consists of four interlinked lakes within the Maputaland area of northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The most notable and recognisable town within the Kosi Bay area is Manguzi, which is a popular stop for those travelling through to neighboring Mozambique.
Since the region forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a wide variety of flora and fauna are found. Visitors can expect an abundance of bird life, whilst the prospect of spotting hippopotamus, crocodiles, turtles and various species of sharks are possible in Kosi Bay.
Kosi Bay is also home to the indigenous Raffia Tree Forests and is thus a must-see for those travelling to the area.
Kosi Bay is home to the Tembe Elephant Park, this Big 5 Game Reserve offers both accommodation and game drives for visitors. Tembe is one of the lesser known Big 5 reserves, but makes for a great experience for all who visit.
Manta rays and whale sharks are known to visit the area, further adding to the phenomenal array of natural beauty that is expected. The area can only be explored with a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Kosi Bay is located a mere 2 kilometers away from the Mozambique border. Visitors can expect a tropical climate and spectacular coastlines. The area is a popular snorkeling spot or for anyone looking to sit back and enjoy a serene getaway.
The region is the original home of the Thonga people and has been for the past 1000 years.
Kosi Bay sees a number of overseas tourists who wish to explore the area and spend a holiday in one of South Africa’s hidden gems.
Home Food and Travel magazine has compiled a list of the Top Accommodation in Kosi Bay for you to consider on your next visit to or when stopping over in the town. The article consists of lodges, bed and breakfasts as well as self-catering accommodation.
Kosi Forest Lodge – Accommodation Type – Four Star Lodge
The Kosi Forest Lodge has managed to encapsulate all that the area has on offer. This luxurious lodge manages to maintain the fine balance between comfortable living and an outdoor living experience. Located within the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, this establishment has a number of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy.
This four star rated establishment is part of the Isibindi Group, which is synonymous with exclusive living. This idyllic getaway is a perfect retreat for honeymooners or anyone wishing to enjoy a romantic holiday.
The accommodation at the Forest Lodge consists of six Forest Rooms and two Family Rooms. The strong sense of the natural environment can also be found with the use of thatch, tarpaulin and wood for the building of the rooms. This establishment is certainly unique in all the right ways and definitely deserves its spot as a Top Accommodation in Kosi Bay. Read more here…
Royal Thonga – Accommodation Type- Four Star Safari Lodge
The entire lodge is designed to emulate the local Thonga style. Each one of their fourteen villas is uniquely positioned to offer visitors both privacy and comfort. All of their rooms consist of quality furnishings as well as both indoor and outdoor showers.
The location of the Thonga Safari Lodge allows for visitors to enjoy game drives during their stay. The Tembe Elephant Park is home to the Big 5 and allows visitors to enjoy a wonderful all round experience.
Kosi Bay Lodge – Accommodation Type- Three Star Self Catering
The Kosi Bay Lodge is an ideal retreat for those wishing to explore the surroundings whilst being based in comfort. The lodge has a number of rooms available, thus further adding to the fact that it is a great retreat for families or for groups of friends wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Their rooms are self-catering, but the Kosi Bay Lodge has an on-site restaurant, the Nhlange Pub. Visitors can enjoy sundowners or get stuck into a hearty meal. The restaurant and bar overlooks the pool area and the sun deck.
Although there are numerous activities to explore in Kosi Bay, this three star rated establishment makes sure that visitors can still witness the beauty whilst not having to leave the lodge itself.
Kosi Moon – Accommodation Type- Three Star Bed and Breakfast
The Kosi Moon B&B is a three-star rated accommodation in Kosi Bay. This establishment has views that overlook the sand forest across Lake Nhlange. Visitors can choose between their self-catering, bed and breakfast as well as dinner, bed and breakfast stays.
The accommodation at Kosi Moon consists of the Main House and their Bush Chalet. The main house has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, thus making it a great holiday retreat. The bush chalet is entirely self-catering and allows for their visitors to prepare their own meals with ease.
Their outdoor swimming pool would come as a welcome relief during those hot summer days and is a great alternative for those who don’t wish to go to the beach.
Kosi Bay Private Lodge – Accommodation Type- Self Catering
The Kosi Bay Private Lodge offers elegance and a luxuriously secluded stay. A fully equipped 6 sleeper room is on offer for visitors to enjoy. This self-catering accommodation allows for visitors to prepare their own meals thanks to their self-catering accommodation.
The on-site restaurant and bar allows visitors to dig into a good meal whilst enjoying your stay with loved ones. The Private Lodge is situated on the same premises as the Kosi Bay Lodge. Read more here…