Amangwane Camp is uniquely located in the northeast corner of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa with direct access to the pristine beaches and lakes of the Kosi Bay area. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, manages and protects the fauna & flora of this large undisturbed coastal and marine reserve.
The 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park contains three major lake systems, eight interlinking ecosystems, 700 year old fishing traditions, most of South Africa’s remaining swamp forests, Africa’s largest estuarine system, 526 bird species and 25 000 year-old vegetated coastal dunes – among the highest in the world. The name iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder, which aptly describes this unique place, and we look forward to hosting you and giving you a glimpse of this coastal wonderland.
Amangwane accommodation consists of 10 permanent tents with en-suite shower, toilet and hand basin. All the tents are the same consisting of 2 single beds with a bedside table, mosquito nets, plug-point (no hairdryers or kettles please) and all bedding and bath towels supplied.
Families requiring young children to sleep in their tents can request this however will need to bring their own bed/stretcher and bedding.
All accommodation is self-catering…
A Catered option is now available by arrangement during low seasons offering a light breakfast, picnic lunch, and Table d’hôte (homecooked) dinner…
Guests are welcome to make use of the communal lapa & kitchen area for cooking and socialising. We do offer limited fridge and freezer space as well as a simple daily housekeeping service. Parking is also available within the camp area. Due to our remoteness and facilities, we cannot offer a laundry service. Braai wood can be purchased along the road. There are numerous supermarkets in Manguzi town (20km from camp) where supplies can be purchased.
Please feel free to contact us for any further information. We invite you to kick your shoes off dig your toes into the sand and enjoy a totally relaxed environment with us and our staff.
Located adjacent to a pristine coastal dune forest and marine reserve this region offers a diverse variety of activities with a zero to very low impact on the environment as boat launching, jet skis, fishing skis & paddle skis cannot be launched from the beach or the estuary.
The beaches are large and are protected by some of the largest dunes on our coastline. Surf fishing can be enjoyed hunting the elusive Kingfish, Garrick and Shad and other pelagics that abound in these waters. Dolphins, Turtles, Whalesharks and Whales are also seen seasonally along the coast.
Fish Traps #fishtrapskosi
These are a very old tradition passed down from generation to generation and are possibly what put Kosi Bay on the map many years ago due to the intriguing nature of these traps. They are all still fully functional and owned by members of the community. A must visit for everyone.
Hire a kayak for a few hours, tide dependant to paddle up to the fish traps and around the tidal lakes with a guide to escort you. This is a very special experience to appreciate the vastness of the lakes and variety of fauna & flora living in and around the lake system.
This may be enjoyed in the safety of the estuary as well as on the southern side of the bay which depending on conditions can be suitable for kiddies in the shallows and the more adventurous snorkelers at low tide in the deeper water.
Boat Cruises on the Lakes #lakecruisekosi
A guided boat cruise can be enjoyed, and best times are mostly early morning and afternoon. Your guide will drive you to 3rd lake where you will board a comfortable cruise boat and get the chance to view Hippos, Crocodiles as well as the large variety of birdlife such as African Fish Eagle, Kingfishers and Jacanas populating the inland lake system.
Turtle Tracking #turtlekosi
The massive Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles visit the beaches to lay eggs each year. Take a guided walk at dusk to view these turtles making their nests and laying eggs or even be lucky enough to view the baby turtles hatching and scurrying to the sea to escape predatory birds on the lookout for a tasty meal. This season lasts between 1 November and 31 March each year.
Guided Hikes #hikekosi
Take a hike through the lush fern forests and Raffia Palms where the rare Palm Nut Vultures can be viewed in their natural habitat. Walk on to the shores of the lake to appreciate the immense natural and undisturbed environment you are able to enjoy in this unique corner of South Africa.
Scuba Diving #scubazululand
Scuba diving is also a very rewarding activity and there are 3 different dive centres for you to choose from. Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique, Mokarran Diving at Rocktail Dive Camp and Sodwana Bay which offers a selection of reefs for novice and experienced scuba divers. Divers can also enjoy swimming with Whalesharks in season.
Dolphin Encounters & Swim #swimkosi
Take a day trip to Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique (passports and visas may be required depending on nationality) which is only 20km away and go on an ocean experience with wild dolphins. Swimming with these wonderfully active and intelligent dolphins can be a highlight. Guests must be good, confident swimmers as this happens in the open ocean. Swimming, snorkeling with Whalesharks may also be enjoyed in season.
- All rates are self-catering
- Catered option is available by arrangement consisting of a light breakfast, picnic lunch and Table d’hote (homecooked) dinner.
12 January – 17 March, 5 April – 23 June, 19 July – 14 December, 15 Jan 23 – 28
18 March – 4 April, 24 June – 18 July, 15 December – 14 January 23
- R395.00 – pp.pn – sharing
- R520.00 – pp.pn – single
Peak Season (Easter and December holidays)
- R480.00 – pp.pn – sharing
- R960.00 – pp.pn – single
Children 0 – 2 years – No charge sharing with parents – bring own bed/bedding.
Children 3 – 11 years sharing with adult in double units pay 50% of adult rate
Children 12 years and over pays adult rate.
- Camp per night – Please contact us
- R55.00 once off per reservation.