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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. This system consists of four lakes and a series of inter connecting 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 crocodiles. 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. First proclaimed in 1950 and extended in 1984, this is the most pristine lake system on the South African Coast.Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay, uMkhuze, Kosi Bay, False Bay and Maphelane are part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site managed by an independent body known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.
Lake Nhlange camp features three rustic cottages. These include UGUDU a six-bed cottage with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, lounge/dining room and kitchen with a large viewing deck with barbecue facilities. The five-bed cottage UMDONI features two bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers, lounge/dining room and kitchen and the two-bed cottage IGOWANE has an open plan room with bathroom, kitchenette and lounge/dining area combined.
Rates Include:Accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 14% VAT.Rates Exclude:Optional excursions
Kosi Bay Activities: Fishing - Fishing takes place from boats as shore angling is only permitted from within the campsite area. It is essential that fisherman provide their own boats and must obtain a fishing permit. Fly fishing is becoming more popular among the anglers and "Tag and release" is encouraged.
Kosi lakes are natural systems which contain large populations of hippos and crocodiles. Fishermen need to be aware of these animals as they move around the system in their boats. Fishermen should be especially cautious when negotiating the narrow channels between lakes at these times.
Ice, books and cooldrinks are available at the Reception office. Monthly and annual Licences to catch or obtain bait are available from the Kosi Bay Reception Office.Reception hours: 08:00 to 16:00
Trails - The trail covers almost the entire Kosi System and extends over 4 days. There are 4 camps.
Snorkelling - The reserve offers a unique snorkelling experience with a reef situated inside the mouth of the Kosi system. Emergency after hours number: DUTY MANAGER: 035 592 0236 / 083 998 6659A 4 x 4 vehicle is required to access the camp.