Join us on a boat cruise on “Hleke Imvubu” traversing the Kosi Lake system, the most pristine series of interconnected lakes on the South African coastline which stretches some 18km.
It is made up of four lakes: Makhawulani, Mpungwini, KuNhlange and Amanzamnyama. The four lake system consists of: 4th Lake fresh water, 3rd Lake sweet water, 2nd and 1st Lakes salt water.
The lakes consist of interconnecting channels which drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean.
The best way to experience the system is by boat through the various lakes and channels where you will float between the famous fish traps of the traditional Thonga that trap fish moving in and out of the estuary with the tide.
The Thonga people, who have made this land their home for more than 1 000 years, are experts in fish traps and the construction of fish kraals.
Common to this area are grunter, rock salmon, king fish, mullet, stumpnose and perch.
Enjoy a snorkel off the boat in the protected mangroves and view a variety of fish life.
The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is a tropical paradise of crystal-clear blue water and marshland, raffia and wild date palms, mangrove swamps and sycamore fig forest that combine to provide a home for approximately 250 species of bird.
This includes: the fish eagle, palm nut vulture, the elusive pels fishing owl, flamingos, goliath heron, white-backed heron, night heron as well as giant, pied, purple and reed kingfishers.
Bushbuck, duiker, and vervet and samango monkeys inhabit the forested parts, while hippos bask in and around the lakes and fish teem beneath the surface.
- Trips run twice daily from 09h00 to 12h00 and from 13h00 to 16h00.
- Bookings at reception