Tours and activities on offer from Lunamanzi Lodge.
Between November and February each year marine Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles come back to their nesting ground on the shores of Maputaland to lay their eggs. Visitors have the privilege of bearing witness to this incredible event.
R500.00 per person
The turtle tracking excursions are conducted in the evening along the Bhanga Nek beach area. These are available from about November - February when the turtles come to lay their eggs. This tour includes guiding fees for an
accredited & registered turtle guide, and the transfer to and from Bhanga Nek in a 4 x 4 vehicle.
Kosi Bay Trails
Kosi Bay Trails can be organised around your needs and levels of fitness. These walks take you through forest, deserted beaches and open wetlands.
The Kosi Bay area is well-known for great birding experiences, and keen birders have reported seeing the rare Palm-nut Vulture, Narina Trogon, African Broadbill, Brown Scrub-Robin, Pale-crowned Cisticola, Woodwards' Batis, Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher, Purple-banded Sunbird and Rosy-throated Longclaw.
Snorkelling at Kosi Bay Mouth
A day trip to Kosi Mouth for snorkeling is a must. Brilliant sub-tropical fish can be found in the rock pools along this protected stretch of coastline.
R250 per person
The kayaking is conducted between the estuary mouth and 1st Lake. We explore the traditional Tsonga fishtraps and the mangrove forests. The excursions, conducted by a registered kayaking guide, are approximately two and a half hours in duration.
R350.00 per person
A three hour excursion through the Kosi Bay Lake System. These are conducted from a flat-bottomed pontoon type boat with a registered skipper.
Kosi Bay is home to the Tsonga people – and this is where you will find a traditional way of fishing being practised. The Tsonga Fish kraals are passed from generation to generation and are a source of income to many families in the area. The cultural tour includes a trip to the Fish Kraals, a visit to a sangoma – and a sampling of the local cuisine.
Guided Natural History Walks
Two hour walk - R150.00 per person.
Three hour walk - R200.00 per person.
Walks are conducted through a variety of habitats and eco-zones. We cover a broad spectrum of interests including Botany & Ethno botany, geology & hydrology, cultural heritage & history, insects & butterflies, birds, mammals and reptiles, etc. of the Kosi Bay Lake System and environs.
Special interest walks, specifically birding, can be coordinated to suit and accommodate guest interests, time-frames and budgets.
Visits to Ponto do Oura
The Mozambican town just across the border is a popular destination if you are looking for a change of pace. Dolphin tours are launched from the local beach, you can visit the many restaurants in the area, or just relax while sipping on a local beer.
All tours can be booked upfront. Please contact Una at 083 616 0672 when making bookings and / or Charles on (076 065 6964) when in the area.