The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve lies on the coast in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal and surrounds the unique and beautiful Kosi Bay lake system. This system consists of four lakes and a series of inter connecting channels, which eventually drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean.
It is home to a large variety of birds and animals including hippos and crocodiles. Humpback whales can be seen off the beaches on their northerly migration to calve in Mozambique and in December and January loggerhead and leatherback turtles come onto the beaches to lay their eggs in carefully prepared nests.
Snorkeling – The reserve offers a unique snorkeling experience with a reef situated inside the mouth of the Kosi system. Permits are needed for 4×4 and only 20 are issued per day.