Welcome to Kosi Bay
Kosi Bay lies on the coast in the top northeast corner of KwaZulu-Natal and forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site. It is about a five-hour drive from Durban. The Mozambique border forms the northern boundary of the protected area and the Indian Ocean the eastern boundary.
The Kosi Bay system consists of four lakes connected by a series of meandering channels with fringing wetlands and is one of the most fascinating and beautiful pristine lake systems on the African coast.
Kosi Bay Resort is located along the north-western shore of Lake Nhlange, the largest of the four lakes. The Kosi system is home to a large variety of birds and animals including hippo and crocodile.
Humpback whales are seasonal offshore visitors, as are leatherback and loggerhead sea-turtles that come ashore to nest on the beaches from November to January.
The 11 000 ha Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is a wonderland of clear blue sea, wetlands and lakes. It has the rare Raffia Palm and its concomitant Palmnut Vulture, wild date palms, mangrove swamps and sycamore fig forests all combining to form a home for over 250 species of birds, as well as bushbuck, duiker and monkeys.