• Duration

    2 days – November to April

  • Location

    Kosi Bay – South Africa

Kosi Bay, a KwaZulu-Natal Nature Reserve, South Africa, forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site. The reserve lies on the shore of Lake Nhlange in the Kosi Lake system, and stretches to the Mozambique border and the Indian Ocean to the East. The reserve is very popular with anglers and offers some of the best fishing and snorkelling experiences on the South African coastline.


09.00 – Depart Saturday morning from Richards Bay, heading north to the traditional breeding ground for Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles, Kosi Bay.  Arrive in  Kosi Bay, check-in and a light finger lunch will be served around the pool or on the bar deck overlooking the Kosi Bay Lake.

A siesta before we have supper at 17.00.

Trip Plan

Our turtle tour starts at 18h00 with a very scenic and adventurous 4×4 drive to Banganek. On the beach we meet  the research team guides, who help us search for the gentle giants of the oceans. Leather back and Logger head turtles return to these beaches every year to deposit their valuable eggs.  Only three in 1,000 of these hatchings will make it to adulthood – and then return two decades later to nest on the very same beach.

After being mesmerised by these beauties, we return to the lodge with our driver.

Sunday & Monday at leisure.
# If the group wants to do a Three Lake tour (optional extra). Tour can be tailor made to suit your safari requirements.

What is included?

Safari cost includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Turtle tour excursion and concession fees
  • Full time Under African Skies tour guide


  • Transport
  • Any beverages and meals
  • Any park entrance fee not mentioned above


Kosi Bay Nature Reserve (Isimangaliso Wetland)