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Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

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| Lake 3 Kosi Bay, South Africa
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A hidden treasure

We stayed in a chalet at the KwaZulu/Ezemvelo Parks Reserve. The chalet was clean and well... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Kosi Bay is South Africa's biggest secret. It is beyond a doubt the most pristine estuary in South... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“braai area” (2 reviews)
“fish wrap” (2 reviews)
“south africa” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Lake 3 Kosi Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We stayed in a chalet at the KwaZulu/Ezemvelo Parks Reserve. The chalet was clean and well appointed, but tired and in need of maintenance. Why does the Parks Board not maintain there facilities instead of waiting for them to self destruct? The location is tropical...More

Thank jeffsallym
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Kosi Bay is South Africa's biggest secret. It is beyond a doubt the most pristine estuary in South Africa. Untouched by mass tourism, it remains for me the most naturally beautiful of our coastal estuaries. It's not that easy to access but here are a...More

Thank Produsa
Reviewed 16 March 2017

really nice place to go to, this is the estuary of the lake system that extend down on the east side of manguzi, you need to get tickets to enter the park as this is a KZN run facility, there is a 2 to 3...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 1 May 2016

There are 15 camp sites, which can accommodate 7 people (2 small families in our case). They have a braai area and a tap and electricity (which is intermittent but mostly on). Sites 1-5 are on the water, which is nice, but exposed to the...More

Thank MeganBrownJHB
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Fantastic experience. Ezemvelo camp sites clean and tidy, rubbish collected regularly, great ablutions. Fishing was fantastic - highlights were Rock Salmon (11 lb), Spotted Grunter (7lb). Swimming (wallowing) is also amazing, water is pristine. Highly recommend John (Smiley) as a ghillie - we have used...More

Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Beautiful nature reserve and camping experience. The swimming in the lake is warm and safe and the scenery is stunning. Just lock your tent as the gillies have sticky fingers. We caught one who stole money from our wallet, at the time he dropped his...More

Thank Lainey040167
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We spent the day on a boat trip cruising the three lakes. We visited fish kraals and one of the fisherman even allowed us in his kraal to try to spear a fish. Wonderful to see the old traditional way of fishing for hundreds of...More

Thank Karin O
Reviewed 10 August 2015

My granddaughter and I enjoyed a wonderful boat tour of the lakes and a beautiful beach - fishermen spearing fish in their fish weirs, flamingos, kingfishers, hippos...even bought fish which was cooked into a delicious dish at our lodge.

Thank mswestlinn2015
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is a incredible place in nature and vehicle access is limited. Visit the traditional fish traps and book for a canoe safari. The mouth makes for excellent snorkeling. We saw devil fish and the scares pineapple fish. Make sure you know when the tides...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 10 March 2015

If you like camping, nature, fishing, birdlife and have a boat this is not to be missed! Beautiful nature, awesome birdlife and excellent atmosphere in mother nature! Early mornings at sunrise and late afternoons with sunset the best time to be on one of the...More

Thank dancingqueen98
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