Amangwane Camp Kosi Bay, Accommodation B&B or Self Catering, Elephant Coast

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  • Guests22
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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.

Elephant Safaris
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.

Optional add-ons

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.

Turtle tours
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.

Boat trips
Launching at 3rd lake we enjoy the waterways of this large lake system.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

En-suite Twin Chalet

Dotted amongst the palms and indigenous trees, our traditional Thonga reed chalets may be basic but they are spacious and airy as the canvas sides on each chalet roll up for ventilation. In addition, the low level lighting keeps flying insects at bay. Each chalet has twin beds with en-suite toilet and shower. Features: Twin beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, No Smoking in Rooms

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Family Chalet

Stay in our traditionally built Thonga reed chalet amongst the palms and indigenous trees. Comfortable but basic they are spacious and airy with low level lighting to keep flying insects at bay. Canvas sides on all chalets roll up for ventilation. Each chalet has twin beds plus a bunk bed for young children. The room also has an en-suite shower and toilet. Our site is child friendly, all walkways and areas around the boma are 100 percent sand meaning that little knees won’t be scraped should they fall. Children do however still require supervision. Features: Twin beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self-catering Chalet

Our traditionally built Thonga reed chalets are comfortable but basic. Spacious and airy, Canvas sides on chalets roll up for ventilation with low level lighting to keep flying insects at bay, each chalet has twin beds plus a bunk bed for young children can be arranged. The room also has an en-suite shower and toilet. We have 10 chalets which can all be either catered or self-catered; fridge and freezer space is available at the kitchen area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

What an absolutely awesome part of the country! We spent a week snorkelling in the akwarium (which deserves this name as it really is like you are swimming inside a tropical fish tank), walking around the beautiful lakes and being spoilt by the team at Amangwane. Each night we sat down to a 3 course meal and in the morning we had a huge brunch. It was bliss!

June 2012

Magdel van der Walt (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

A beautiful and pleasent stay, a place where shoes are not needed and you'll feel closer to the ocean than you ever have before! Waking up everyday to walking onto the soft sand it's like being in a rustic spa, such a relaxing place especially when you reach the viewpoint, it feels like your on a paradise island. Snorkeling at kosi bay mouth is another experience not to miss, my first and won't be my last time! I learnt so much about the fishing traps and the beautiful way of life in this region. Can't wait to visit again and look forward to sitting around the fire under the stars! Many thanks!

October 2011

Eliz Thomas (Uk)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Richard's Bay Airport - 300km
Durban International - 450km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times by arrangement, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since May 2010

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