About Amangwane Camp
Our community camp is a rustic haven in the dunes surrounding the lakes of Kosi Bay and is situated close by the northernmost entrance to the Wetland Park and in the heart of the welcoming Thongaland community.
Your accommodation is in cool reed chalets, each with twin beds and en-suite toilet and shower. An al-fresco dining area and fire circle is the perfect place to relax, unwind and make the most of the warm days and the starry nights.
The camp is run on gas and solar power. There is a USB port in your chalet where you can charge your electrical equipment if you have a USB charger. We provide comfortable beds and linen etc, but we ask that you bring your own toiletries and beach towel.
This is a non-luxury, no frills destination for the adventurous traveller - come to love beautiful Kosi Bay.
Activities and Attractions
Snorkelling trips to the bay
This is one of the top 10 snorkelling sites in Africa - the clear warm waters are perfect. Highly recommended.
Fish trap visits
One of your hosts and co-owner, Elmon Mkhonto, whose family has been in the area for generations, will take you to his fish traps and explain how they work. He will show you how they are made and after explaining how he spears the fish, you are encouraged to try and catch one yourself. What you catch you keep – we can prepare it for your dinner.
In Tembe Elephant Reserve. This small but unique nearby reserve lies on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is home to the Big 5, and is especially known for its large elephants, and is also home to the endangered Suni, as well as other more common African wildlife species.
The community guides will take you out for an easy paddle on these beautiful waterways.
Our fishing guides can show you the hotspots and help with your technique. Bring your own tackle or hire from us.
Visit to local school
Meet and talk to local kids in the classroom.
We include at least one, usually two, of the above activities per day if you book the fully-inclusive package, pending the amount of time you have and the weather etc.
Good tar and gravel road all the way to the camp. Accessible with any vehicle. Ten minutes from the Mozambique border. Less than two hours from Hluhluwe.
Mozambique day trips
On this day trip we take you into Mozambique and out for a scenic trip on the ocean. There is plenty of marine wildlife to be seen. If conditions allow there is a possibility of swimming with dolphins. Highly recommended.
Nesting season is between November and February. Cross the lake in the early evening by boat, and take a walking tour with trained community guides in search of nesting loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
Launching at 3rd lake we enjoy the waterways of this large lake system.