In the far northeastern corner of South Africa, a beautiful network of interlinking lakes forms a pristine coastal estuary known as Kosi Bay. The lakes’ crystal clear waters are home to abundant fish, crocodiles and hippos, while sharks, dolphins, rays and whales frequent the deeper waters around the mouth.

Over 250 species of birds can be found just in this small local area, which is also an important nesting site for leatherback and loggerhead turtles. High dunes, covered in thick forest, surround the wetlands and roll down into the sea. And along the coast, in both directions, you’ll find some of the wildest and most beautiful subtropical beaches in Africa.

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You’ll need a 4×4 vehicle to explore Kosi Bay as the deep sandy tracks make the going otherwise impossible. There’s camping and lodge accommodation and it’s a wonderful destination in its own right – it also makes a convenient stopover just south of the Mozambique border.

Kosi Bay is a stunning natural wilderness and due its isolation it remains one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. The bay is a protected area within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and visitors need to pay a conservation fee upon entry.

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