Kosi Bay Mouth
(18 km from Thobeka Backpackers Lodge)


The Kosi Bay estuary system consists of a series of interconnecting channels and four lakes that flow into the sandy estuary mouth before reaching the Indian Ocean. This subtropical paradise features spectacular wildlife, birds and plants, including interesting species of mangrove and palms.

Hippo and crocodile occur in the higher reaches. Leatherback turtles come here to lay their eggs in nests on the beach. Birds to tick off include Pels Fishing Owl and the endangered Palmnut Vulture. The sandy mouth offers great swimming and paddling for kids.

Kosi Bay Beach


Stretching south of the Mozambique border, the gorgeous sandy beach at Kosi Bay Nature Reserve has much to offer nature and ocean lovers.  Part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beach lies parallel to the Kosi lakes and long strip of high sand dunes interrupted by a sandy estuary.  Dolphin and whale watchers will be delighted by frequent sightings, particularly during winter when humpback whales migrate north to calve in the warmer Mozambique waters. You could take a boat trip from Ponta do Oura or go surfing with our tour guide  to see dolphins and whales and there is some great snorkelling on the reefs.

 

December and January is a particularly exciting time in Kosi Bay, for this is when loggerhead and leatherback turtles haul themselves up the beach to scoop out nests and lay their eggs.

Access to Kosi Bay estuary and beach is a 30-minute drive requiring a 4WD vehicle. The route provides spectacular views across the fish trap dotted lake to the sea from the top of the high dunes.



Kosi Bay Trail


The guided slack packing trail at Kosi Bay offers terrain ranging from beach and mangrove forests, grasslands to mysterious waterways. Evenings are spent in comfort at various lodges so you donít have to carry heavy packs.

Hiking in this spectacular wild paradise offers the chance of spotting humpback whales, dolphins, hippos, leatherback and loggerhead turtles, tiny Suni antelope; Pelís fishing owls, palmnut vultures and numerous sub-tropical species of birds.

Hikes are tailored to suit each group and you can choose to walk for two or three days, over distances ranging from 8 km to 15 km a day. Find out more about guided hiking trails and other awesome activities when you make an enquiry at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge


 

 

 
Copyright: 2015
Thobeka Backpackers Lodge

 

 

Designed and Maintained by Sanet Strydom - DesignDynamics

http://www.designdynamics.co.za

 

African backpackers in Kosi Bay, Thobeka Backpackers, Self-catering accommodation, Camping Kosi Bay, Accommodation Kosi Bay, Accommodation in Nature, Volunteering Kosi Bay