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Utshwayelo Kosi Mouth Lodge & Camp

Kosi Bay epitomises the incredible splendour of untouched Africa at its most pristine, as are its people, resources, ecology, and culture.

Utshwayelo Kosi Mouth Lodge & Camp takes its name from the 800-year-old fish kraals celebrating the traditions and culture of the Thonga people. It is a community partnership project of skills sharing and a life of purpose.  The lodge has been in existence since 1992 as a community campsite. In 2010 the current management took over and has grown Utshwayelo into the successful lodge it is today.

Kosi Bay is a system of lakes, channels and an estuary, ranging from fresh to saline water and joining the ocean at the mouth. It is one of the most fascinating and beautiful pristine lake systems on the African coast, attracting a remarkable variety of brightly coloured marine life.

Experience Kosi Mouth Lodge & Camp, a gem of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site.

Low SeasonHigh SeasonPeak Season
Tusker Suite, pppn sharing (full board)ZAR1,500.00N/AN/A
Hippo Chalet, pppn sharingZAR575.00N/AN/A
Turtle tent (en-suite), pppn sharingZAR575.00N/AN/A
Turtle tent (shared ablution), pppn sharingZAR400.00N/AN/A
Camping, pppnZAR220.00N/AN/A
GPS co-ordinates: -26.892778, 32.858333

Tusker Suites

These luxury tented units are en-suite with a private WC. They are well appointed with a seating area, walk-in dressing room and have 2 x 3/4 beds which can be converted into a deluxe hollywood bed. One can opt for full/half board or a self-catered option. The tents are luxurious and situated in a private and tranquil setting amidst Umdoni (Waterberry) trees.

Each tent has a covered outside veranda area. They have fans and hair dryers. A covered outside shower adds to the bush experience. All tents are fully serviced. Each unit has 24-hour electricity supplied from our solar power system. A fully equipped communal kitchen with stoves, ovens, and fridges is available for the self-catered guests.

Hippo Chalets

Our chalets are all en-suite and sleep two people each (an extra single bed can be added to some units). They are rustic and luxurious, constructed from wood and raffia palms and are situated in a private wonderful setting under big Umdoni (Waterberry) trees. Each chalet has an outside sitting area with a braai.

Chalets vary, with units having either a king-size bed, a queen-size bed or two single beds. All beds have mosquito nets and ceiling fans. 24-hour electricity is available from our solar power system. A fully equipped communal kitchen with stoves, ovens, and fridges is available for the chalet guests.

Turtle Tents

These are large permanent tents in a secluded area. They are erected on a wooden deck, shaded by an awning with a veranda. They have two full-size single beds, linen and are fully serviced. Some are en-suite with a kitchenette, other units have shared ablutions with hot showers. A fully equipped communal kitchen with stoves, ovens and fridges is available for our tent guests.

Fish Eagle Camp Sites

All of our campsites are private and are enclosed in reed fencing and shaded under large Waterberry trees. Our campsites vary in size and can accommodate small as well as large sized groups. Each site has a braai, an electrical plug point, a light, and water tap. There are clean serviced communal ablutions with hot showers. Our boma has a swimming pool, braai facilities, bar with DStv, dining room and lounge.