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Chinderera Lodge

In the northern reaches of KwaZulu Natal the final stretch of South African coastline is an exotic wilderness that is still largely untouched and uncommercialised.

Kosi Bay comprises a network of lakes on the Mozambique border. Essentially it is a complex system of six large lakes, two smaller lakes and one of the best preserved estuaries on the Indian Ocean coastline. A number of lakes and streams enter the sea at Kosi Bay and the region is famous for its pristine beaches.

Much of the area is protected within the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and is home to a large variety of birds, including the rare Palmnut Vulture and Pel's Fishing Owl. There are animals too, such as hippos and crocodiles, as well as a great variety of fish and other aquatic creatures. This is a land of marshes, and some of the largest swamp and mangrove forests in the country, while the coastline dune forest is the highest in the world.

The annual sighting of Humpback whales just off the beaches is an impressive sight as they migrate August-October, northwards to Mozambique. Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles lay their eggs on the beaches November-December every year, and hatchlings make a mad dash for the ocean during January-February.

It is for all these reasons, and more, why Kosi Bay is such an attractive area to visit.

Low SeasonHigh SeasonPeak Season
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Jan 20191,955.00N/AN/A
Single Rate2,443.00N/AN/A
1 Feb 2019 - 31 July 20192,170.00N/AN/A
Single Rate2,712.00N/AN/A
GPS co-ordinates: -26.9359163, 32.8333142

Would you enjoy nature in an out-of-the-way lodge with no crowds, no frills, no fuss, staying in the coastal forest?

We have the basic amenities e.g. solar power ( back up generator for those dull days ). But you can still enjoy a hot shower ( or bath in Lualaba suite ). We like to keep things simple, and do not stand on formality at our lodge