The Kosi Bay House is situated in the tropical surrounds of the Kosi Bay Lodge. This private Kosi Bay accommodation is just perfect for a self-catering holiday. Kosi Bay is part of the UNESCO iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
The original reserve, known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, was first established in 1895, making the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi district the oldest conservation area in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was the guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony in 1999, when the park was proclaimed South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. The reserve was renamed iSimangaliso which means ‘miracle and wonder’ in 2010.
Originally a lot smaller, the park now stretches up the northern reaches of Kwa-Zulu Natal from the Msunduzi River, at St Lucia, for 332 000 hectares, towards the border with Mozambique. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one South Africa’s largest conservation areas.
The reserve is long and narrow with the park’s eastern boundary being created by the Indian Ocean and the marine protected area spreads inland from the coastline, protecting both land and sea flora and fauna.
Lake St Lucia, which is 80 kilometres long and up to 23 kilometres wide, is situated in the south of the reserve. While In the north, South Africa’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Sibaya and four smaller interlinked lakes are found near Kosi Bay.
The Kosi Bay House is only 500m from the third of the small lakes in the Kosi Bay lake system. Nestled in the forest and protected by the flat crown Acacias, the area surrounding is house is cool, private and quiet.
Accommodation consists of 4 stand-a-lone chalets, each with a double bed, 2 single beds and a bathroom. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, which lead onto a large deck and the private swimming pool is a communal area.