Lunamanzi Lodge, situated in Kosi Bay, KwaZulu Natal has something for everyone!

For people wanting to escape the city stresses and crowds – this is the perfect getaway. From walks along the pristine beaches, swimming in freshwater lakes and taking in the wildlife at the national parks – this part of South Africa is for those of you who want to breathe, relax – and take it down a pace.

And if at times you feel that you are missing the hustle and bustle of city life, the little town of Ponto do Oura in Mozambique is just across the border. This bustling town comes alive during high season when local and international travellers descend to soak up the Mozambican way of life in the many restaurants and bars dotted throughout the town.

Blending with local culture has also never been easier. Local people are always on hand to act as your guide if want to absorb the history and culture of the Elephant Coast and the Tsonga people.

The area is worth the visit. Book today.

A short history of the area

Kosi Bay forms part of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site and is made up of four interconnected lakes that drain into the Indian Ocean. The area is remote, in far north rural KwaZulu Natal (12km from the Mozambican border), and remains largely untouched with bird and fish species in abundance and hippos and crocs still found in the lakes.

The area is home mainly to the Tsonga people who practice traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation over the past 700 years.

Lunamanzi’s self-catering lodges

Lunamanzi Lodge has three self-catering cottages – two that can accommodate six people, and one four. The self-catering cottages are fully furnished. We also provide linen and crockery. Visitors however do need to bring their own camping chairs, towels – and any picnic utensils for the beach.

The entire lodge can be booked out for small groups and / or events. Rates are as follows:

Chalets In season (per day)
(1st November – 31st May)
Out of season (per day)
(1st June – 31st October)
Chalet 2
4 Sleeper
2 batrooms with showers
R1200 R1000
Chalet 1
6 Sleeper
2 batrooms with showers
R1800 R1500
Tent R100 per person   

To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Una on 083 616 0672

Please note:

  • You will be able to reach the lodge in an ordinary car. However, it is highly recommended that you use a 4 x 4 for travel within the area. There is 4 x 4 transport available for hire and fees can be negotiated with the driver.
  • This is a low risk malaria area. There has been some spraying of the area, but visitors are advised to take the necessary precautions

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