Diversity delights in Kosi Bay

In the north-eastern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal, hugging the Mozambican border, is a bay comprising four interconnected lakes which filter into the sea via a sandy estuary. The tropical weather and chilled vibes, makes Kosi Bay a year-round holiday destination.

Stepping from fern and swamp forests, into mangroves, then grasslands, and up the coastal dune forests; one gets a feeling for the diversity of ecosystems that exists in this unique conservancy – the northern most tip of iSimangaliso’s Wetland Park.

The best way to explore the area is by foot; making your way between the lala palms, cycads and mangroves, and taking to the water for snorkelling in Kosi Mouth. We have a number of slackpacking options which circumnavigate the lakes, and a few that combine the lakes with the pristine beaches down to Lala Nek and Mabibi.

From November to February, the magnificent Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles can be seen coming ashore to lay their eggs, and Active Escapes can arrange private guided viewings for interested groups.

Best Season: Mar – Nov
Popular Locations:Kosi Bay Lakes, Lala Nek, Mabibi