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R22, Kosi Bay 0000 South Africa See on map
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Public Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Air Conditioning
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Utshwayelo Lodge and Camp is the most North Eastern accommodation in South Africa. It is situated at Kosi Bay Mouth Reserve and Estuary entrance gate, 2,5 km from the beach. It offers en suite chalets and camp More sites and is easily accessible by motor car. It is 5km from the KosiBay/Mozambique border post and we are the closest lodge in Kosi Bay to the estuary and sea. Snorkel in the channel at the mouth of the estuary, with its kaleidoscope of over 200 species of tropical fish, surf angling from unspoiled beaches, boating on the magnificent lakes, fly-fishing from the rocks and banks, or putting your 4x4 to the test are a few of the amazing activities which can keep you busy. Do the turtle walk and watch big Leather Back and Loggerhead Turtles lumbar out of the ocean to lay eggs on the beach, and little ones scampering back into the sea - take a guided hike or walk kilometres of pristine bush and beaches and turquoise waters - or just read a book under magnificent ancient Umdoni trees.Take a trip to the local market or visit Tembe Elephant Park to view the Big 5. Kosi Mouth Lodge has five options for accommodation Luxury en suite tented accommodation, Luxury Rustic Chalets,Savanah Tents with en suite and kitchenette, Tonga Tents withan en suite, Sahara Tents with shared ablutions or Camping. TEMBE TENTS are en suite(separate loo) and have 2 x 3/4 beds which can be converted to a Hollywood bed. These units can accommodate a 3rd bed. We offer these rooms on a B&B basis however you can opt for FB or Self catering.These units are within a reeded enclosure which provides ultimate privacy. CHALETS Our chalets are all en suite and sleep two people each (an extra single bed can be added). They are rustic luxury, constructed from wood and reeds and situated in a private wonderful setting under big waterberry trees. Each chalet has an outside area with a braai. They have a queen bed or two single beds in each chalet. All beds have mosquito nets and ceiling fans. 24 hour electricity is available from our solar power system We offer breakfast or dinner on prior request A fully kitted communal kitchen with stoves, ovens and fridges is available for the chalet guests. SAVANAH TENTS(En suite with a kitchenette), TONGA TENTS(En suite) & SAHARA TENTS(The ablutions are communal with hot showers.) These are large permanent tents in a secluded area. They are erected on a wooden deck, shaded under a large awning with a veranda. They have two full size single beds, mosquito nets, linen and are fully serviced. We have a communal Boma area with a swimming pool, braai facilities, a fully kitted kitchen with fridges, a dining room and lounge with DSTV. CAMPING. All our camp sites are private. They are enclosed in reed fencing and shaded under large waterberry trees. Our camp sites vary in size and can accommodate up to 12 people per site. Each site has a braai, an electrical plug point, a light and water tap. There are clean serviced communal ablutions with hot and cold showers. Our Lapa/Boma has, a swimming pool, braai facilities, bar, dining room and lounge with DSTV. Electricity is supplied by generator every evening from 18h00 to 22h00 (peak season for an additional 3 hours 07h30 to 10h30)We have excellent Vodacom signal and offer limited Wifi. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Certificate of Excellence
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Number of rooms
31
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kosi Bay
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R22, Kosi Bay 0000 South Africa
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Getting there
Maputo Intl Airport70 mi
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We had a wonderful stay in one of the permanent tents on a full-board basis. The lodge is informal but the staff incredibly helpful and the food was delicious. The setting is unique. We spent time at the beach, walking and on boat trips and...More

Thank Nora J
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a wonderful 4 nights in the luxury tents. It was very well appointed. The staff were all very friendly. The communal kitchen works very well. The Fish trap visit, snorkelling and Hleke imvubu boat trip, with Ian where all fabulous and well worth...More

Thank gjsj
Reviewed August 15, 2018

very friendly staff and a luxury tent. The food was very good, we enjoyed it very much. Walking to the beach takes about 45 minutes down, up probably more but the hotel staff can pick you up with a 4 x 4. You can only...More

Thank Sab68
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time. Great friendly staff. Very homely. Really can’t complain and can highly recommend. Braai facilities and entertainment area was awesome. Rooms were clean and beautiful. Will definitely go again

Thank Yolande M
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to see more of South Africa than Kruger and spent 4 nights here in luxury tents and full board. Utshwayelo is an interesting mix of lodge and a bit of luxury and a campsite. The meals were nice and the lodgings very comfortable.The staff...More

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"All the rooms are far from each other and hidden between the trees."
ElrietaSASouthAfrica
Jul 11, 2018
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"The luxury tents are pretty nice and spacious"
kgmadisha
Jun 7, 2018
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"Chalets are good but there is some noise from other guests"
TanyaTC
May 2, 2018
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"We had chalet 1, which was nicely secluded from the other chalets, so we would recommend this chalet."
Sien2014
May 1, 2018
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