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.
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.
- The reserve offers a unique snorkeling experience with a reef
situated inside the mouth of the Kosi system. Permits are needed
for 4x4 and only 20 are issued per day.