Utshwayelo, Kosi Mouth Lodge  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.9 / 5
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Campsites  From R250 /night

Sleeps 12 people, 8 Bathrooms.

All of our campsites are private. They are enclosed in ... reed fencing and shaded under large waterberry trees. Camp sites vary in size and can accommodate up to 12 people per site. Campers are required to bring their own equipment. Tents, kitchen etc.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R250 /night

 

Turtle Tents (shared ablution)  From R900 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bathroom.

This is a permanent tent, erected on a wooden deck. ... It has two single beds with linen and is fully serviced.We have a communal kitchen area with a swimming pool, braai facilities, a fully kitted kitchen with fridges, a dining room and lounge.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bed Types: Queen, Single(s)

From R900 /night

 

Hippo Chalets  From R1220 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bathroom.

Private en-suite chalets with queen-size beds or two single beds ... and mosquito nets, plus linen and towels provided. A communal boma area with a fully kitted communal kitchen including stoves, ovens and fridges, and a bar, dining room and lounge with DStv and swimming pool is available. Wood and some other basics are available at the bar.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bed Types: Queen, Twin Singles

From R1220 /night

 

Turtle Tent( en-suite with kitchenette)  From R1220 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bathroom.

The Turtle Tents are large permanent tents erected on wooden ... decks, each with a veranda, bathroom and kitchenette. They have two full size single beds with linen and mosquito nets and are fully serviced. We have a communal kitchen area with a swimming pool, braai facilities, a fully kitted kitchen with fridges, a dining room and lounge.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bed Types: Twin Singles

From R1220 /night

 

Tusker Suites  From R1920 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bathroom.

Tembe Tents 4* Luxury en suite The tents are luxurious ... and situated in a private wonderful setting under big waterberry trees. Each tent has a covered outside verander area. They have fans and two 3/4 beds which we convert into a hollywood bed in each tent. All tents are fully serviced.It can be booked on a self-catered or full-board/ half board basis.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bed Types: King size

From R1920 /night

 

Full Kitchen
TV
DSTV
Kitchenette
Garden
Selected DSTV Channels
Oven
Bath towels
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Bar
Bar fridge
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Fan
Hairdryer
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Utshwayelo, Kosi Mouth Lodge & Camp is situated at Kosi Bay Mouth. It is the closest lodge to the sea and is easily accessible by motor car.

We offer chalets, tented accommodation and camping. It is mostly self catered in a communal kitchen/boma area.
Meals are on a request basis and certainly recommended

The lodge is 5km from the Mozambique border post and 2,5 km from the beach.

Utshwayelo Lodge takes its name from the fish kraal celebrating the traditions and culture of the Tonga people, a community partnership project of skills sharing and a life of purpose.

Activities Include:
Hiking
Birding
Turtle Tours (Nov - Feb)
Snorkeling
Scuba diving Nearby
Swimming Pool
Kayaking Nearby
Sundowner and picnic cruises
Fishing Charters

Facilities:
Communal kitchen & lounge.
Bar area with DSTV
Lawn games
Wifi in the bar
Camping

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Extra Info

Property Type Camp, Guest Lodge, Self Catering, Caravan Park
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

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Ashlea Dawe
05 April 2021

We had awesome few days at Utshwayelo. The camp site was great, a large site & pretty secluded with the reed fencing separating the sites from each other. The bathrooms were very clean & the open air shower was awesome, hot water, good water pressure - we couldn’t complain. The honesty bar was stocked with basic drinks. A little shop selling basic supplies would’ve been a bonus but perhaps during covid times we shouldn’t have expected that.
Access to the estuary was easy and the snorkeling in the estuary & in the ocean right there was great.
We did a guided hike through the area walking through 5 eco systems which was amazing - a bit tough at times, negotiating through the swamps & the steep dune climb, but well worth the effort.
The boat trip through the 3 lakes of Kosi was also amazing to do - a must do if visiting this area.
This is a place we will definitely be revisiting in the future.

Superb. 5 out of 5
David Kelham
29 August 2019

A magical place and the ethical and community background came across loud and clear.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sibusisiwe Goba-Sigawuke
19 March 2019

We had a quiet and relaxing time. The camp site is secure and private. The staff was very friendly and helpful with all our enquiries. We enjoyed the hike downhill to the river mouth and the three lakes boat cruise. We just regret that we had only booked two nights, we wished to stay longer.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Roxanne Uberstein
11 March 2019

What a beautiful location, clean facilities including rooms & common areas, friendly staff and very helpful! Basically your own private beach, unbelievable snorkeling!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Edith Machowski
14 January 2019

We had an excellent stay.

Superb. 5 out of 5
TanyaTC
07 May 2018

We spent 4 nights at the lodge, staying in the chalets and safari tent with kitchenette. Facilities are rustic but very comfortable and the absolute highlight was the outdoor shower looking up to the trees and the stars! The lodge has a lovely atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Kosi Bay is a beautiful place, we recommend the boat trip on the lakes where you can see bird life, hippos, the local traditional fish traps and even snorkel to see some of the underwater life. The trip to Kosi mouth is also a must but a good 4 x 4 is needed. The snorkeling at the mouth is amazing! In a shallow sandy reef are hundreds of fish of many types, all sizes and colours and even some eels lurking in the rocks. An unbelievable outdoor aquarium. If you love exploring nature we would highly recommend this trip.

Superb. 5 out of 5
T N
07 May 2018

I spent a day in this wonderful area in Mike and his family lodge. Lodge literally at the entrance of the World heritage UNESCO Kosi Bay Mouth (although quite hidden when you drive from Mozambique - almost missed it), surely the best located in the area among the lodges, they also have exclusive access to the protected areas since they work in symbiosis with the local traditional people from neighboring villages. The area is just by the border of Mozambique, at the estuary of the famous Kosi Bay Lakes and is a must-see if you spend some time in KZN. Mike’s family was extremely welcoming and forth seeing to make my short stay as enjoyable as possible. Great expweience.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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