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“A stunning location; overlooking a beautiful Estuary, watching waves of the Indian Ocean crashing in the distance.”

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Amangwane - Kosi Bay
Ranked #1 of 2 Kosi Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great location for: relaxing, kayaking & snorkelling in a beautiful setting, Tasty meals, followed by relaxing around a fire-pit, star gazing. Opportunities to learn about the traditional hand-made fish traps, passed down from generation to generation, for over 200 years, trapping fish moving in and out of the estuary with the tide, before spearing some fish, which were wrapped in banana leaves and BBQ'd on the fire pit for supper. Excellent opportunities for interacting with the locals including: a visit to the primary school, visiting a Zulu homestead, boat trips in the lakes. The lodges were clean and comfortable and the staff were kind and keen to ensure each guests stay was right.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Wetland-Park-Group, Manager at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Kosi Bay so much.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have to say that the accommodation was very good and quite rustic. The staff were very helpful and the food prepared was delicious. Peanut soup? Yes that's right and it was very tasty. The lodges were perfect and the surrounding camp added to the experience. Hot drinks were available all day and sitting by the camp fire at night and chatting was good fun. At 10 all lights go out as the generator is turned off. No big deal just have a torch with you. Great stay!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Hi Stephen, great that you liked the peanut soup! It's a local Thonga speciality.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Amangwane gives you a real African experience. The lodges are basic but comfortable with en suite toilet and shower. The electricity in the camp is supplied with solar energy during the day with each lodge equipped with a battery which can be used to charge cameras, phones etc but only using a USB connection. After 5 o'clock until 10 in the evening a generator is turned on which provides light in lodges and in the kitchen area, after 10 solar energy can light the lodges but sometimes if you have drained the battery during the day you will be left with a blinking light or no light so make sure to bring a torch.
The food prepared in the lodge is pretty good and is well varied from one night to the next but if you are successful at the fish traps on the bay they will cook the catch for you.
The lodge manager Vusi is very pleasant and brought us to visit a neighbouring village where we went inside a families ceremonial hut and they prepared some palm wine for us.
The lodge is located about 30 minutes walk through the bush to a beautiful beach where you can swim, snorkel and kayak. Vusi also organised a local fisherman to demonstrate the fish traps which are an impressive sight from the top of the hill looking down onto the bay.
Suitable for all types of guests.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NiallODonoghue
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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2013

A good, informative review - thanks very much for taking the time.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent, as a group of soldiers returning from afghanistan we got the chance to see South Africa and i loved this part of the trip. Dinner was caught from the fish trips which was prepared for us (there is other options) 100% recommended to back packers or people who love there outdoors.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The accommodation is basic but very comfortable. The food is simple but well prepared. The staff are delightful, very helpful and informative. The location is good, close to Kosi mouth. About a 30 minute brisk walk. Vusi or Justin will take you there in a 4x4 for about 100 rand return and help you carry your stuff to the "aquarium", a fabulous inland reef full of the most glorious tropical fish. Try to book a room away from the parking area which gets a bit noisy with kids and cars.
Best - lovely staff, eager to please and work very hard to do so.
Worst - I would have preferred it if the cars were parked out of sight.

Room Tip: Away from the parking area.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Thanks very much for reviewing Amangwane.
We are looking into the possibility of moving the parking area closer to the gate, although it is only at peak periods (December especially) that there will be many cars because the volume of people is so much greater at that time.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights just before Christmas , Tommy set up a tent to accommodate 5 ( 3 adults..2 kids) as self catering he even had the staff bring down our own large braii grill (BBQ grill for the rest of the world) the tents and site are fairly primitive with the exception of solar lights and hot and cold water ,ther is a large common area kitchen with gas stoves and chest freezer as well as a power outlet to charge cellphones. However these things are just the basics ,what made this trip enjoyable for us was the manager ,field guide and medic Tommy he guided us to the dos and donts of the area as well as the sites to see also rendered aid to my 6 year old daughter who was stung by a blue bottle jelly fish . Again thank you Tommy we will definitely book again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Camp offers the necessary basics: Tents with 2 single rooms, ablutions separated only with a curtain from the main room and a shared kitchen. The water for the shower is heated by gas and depending on the wind it can smell quite a lot in the tent itself. The mosquito nets are to small for the bed and in order to avoid any struggles I didn't use them. Vuzi, the guide from the camp was very nice and I enjoyed the activities offered by the camp (canoe tour and walk to the kosi bay mouth appr. 45 minutes). The camp is in the middle of nowhere and beside the offered activities there is not much to do.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Amangwane - Kosi Bay

Address: Kosi Bay, Kosi Bay 3973, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kosi Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kosi Bay
Price Range: $51 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our community camp is a rustic haven in the dunes surrounding the lakes of Kosi Bay. Situated just 10-minutes 4x4 drive from the beach and the stunningly beautiful bay with its incredible 'aquarium' for snorkelling. The reed chalets, which are very basic but comfortable, each have twin beds and an en-suite shower and toilet. This is a no-frills, non-luxury destination. We recommend it for adventurous travellers that like to get away from 'civilisation'. We offer DB&B or self-catering accommodation (the kitchen is communal). Activities available: snorkelling, kayaking, cultural fish-trap tours, short hikes, boat trips, turtle tours (November to January). ... more   less 
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