Location – Map and directions.

Local Info About Kosi Bay

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– Kosi Bay is situated at the most eastern point in South Africa, just inside the southernmost border of Mozambique. Kosi Bay is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park UNESCO World Heritage Site.

GPS coordinates are: S 26 53.537′ E 032 51.448′ .

Please be advised that we have found the GPS programs to be fairly inaccurate here and you may find yourself being taken by a very poor route and end up somewhere weird! We strongly recommend following the directions below.

Directions from Johannesburg to Amangwane Kosi Bay
Directions from Durban to Amangwane Kosi Bay
Directions from Richards Bay to Amangwane kosi Bay
Directions from Swaziland to Amangwane Kosi Bay
 


Directions from Johannesburg:

(1): Take the N2 south as far as Hluhluwe, where you turn off and turn left on the R22.

Come past Hluhluwe town and follow signs for Sodwana Bay. At the town of Mbazwana do not turn off to Sodwana Bay but follow signs for Kosi Bay and Farazela border.

Drive towards the southernmost border between South Africa and Mozambique, past KwaNgwanase/Manguzi.

Just before you hit the border (about 10 minutes past the town) there is a graded road to the right (the only one in the vicinity) with a sign post for Utshwayelo campsite. (If you hit the border you’ve gone too far, turn back less than a kilometre, it’s the first dirt road on the left.) Follow that road for about 3.5 kms. There are some unmarked speed bumps along this road which are difficult to spot, so we recommend driving slowly. Amangwane is on the right (look for the sign).




From Durban or Richards Bay

Take the N2 north. Turn off at the Hluhluwe / Sodwana turn off. Come past Hluhluwe town and follow signs for Sodwana Bay.

At the town of Mbazwana do not turn off to Sodwana Bay but follow signs for Kosi Bay and Farazela border.

Drive towards the southernmost border between South Africa and Mozambique, past KwaNgwanase/Manguzi.

Just before you hit the border (about 10 minutes past the town) there is a graded (dirt) road to the right (the only one in the vicinity which is neither tar nor sand) with a sign post for Utshwayelo campsite. (If you hit the border you’ve gone too far, turn back less than a kilometre, it’s the first dirt road on the left.) There are some unmarked speed bumps along this road which are difficult to spot, so we recommend driving slowly. Follow that road for about 3.5 kms. Amangwane is on the right (look for the sign).



From Swaziland

Come through Golela border post, drive to the N2. Turn left onto the N2 south.

After Lake Jozini turn left through Jozini town. Keep on that road following signs for Kosi Bay and Farazela border. The road has some potholes so be aware.

Drive towards the southernmost border between South Africa and Mozambique, past KwaNgwanase/Manguzi.

Just before you hit the border (about 10 minutes past the town) there is a graded road to the right (the only one in the vicinity) with a sign post for Utshwayelo campsite. (If you hit the border you’ve gone too far, turn back less than a kilometre, it’s the first road on the left.) Follow that road for about 3.5 kms. There are some unmarked speed bumps along this road which are difficult to spot, so we recommend driving slowly. Amangwane is on the right (look for the sign).

Access – Good tar and gravel road all the way to the camp. Accessible with any vehicle. 10 minutes from the Mozambique border. Less than 2 hours from Hluhluwe.

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Kosi Bay Local Information

Boat trips - There is no boat access to the Sea from Kosi Bay Mouth, and the nearest lake launching site is from the KZN Wildlife camp on Third Lake (about 45 minutes drive, if you are towing, from our camp). If you wish to bring your boat, you are welcome to. Please note: You will need to have category C safety equipment and your inland waters skippers ticket. Alternatively we can arrange for boat trips on the lakes.

Diving - The nearest dive site is Ponta do Ouro just over the Mozambique border, or Sodwana Bay (approx 1 hour drive south).

Supplies - The nearest shops are in Manguzi (KwaNgwanase), about 20 minutes drive from Amangwane Camp.