The SpaceThe property borders on the Isimangaliso wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and land and marine reserve, known for its lake system, turtle hatching sanctuary and unique ancient tribal fishing systems (among other things).
The chalet is rustic, made of wood and thatch construction. It consists of two separate bedrooms each sleeping 2 persons (with additional sleeper couches in each room suitable for children). There is a separate open plan kitchen fitted with fridge, stove top, microwave, crockery, cutlery and other self-catering necessities. There is a small deck leading into a private plunge pool. An open-fire braai (barbecue) facility allows for cooking under the African sky.
The chalet is designed to ensure privacy. It is built among the natural bush land and uses the indigenous trees to provide shade and ambiance. Guest AccessThe chalet shares the grounds of Kosi Bay Lodge ('the Lodge'). While an independent operation, you are allowed to use the Lodge facilities should you wish to (restaurant, bar, TV area, communal pool and guided tours).
From the chalet, it is a short walk down to the shoreline of the nearest freshwater lake (perfect place for a drink at dusk!), or a short drive to Kosi Mouth and surrounding ocean beaches (note, that permits are required from the local Parks Authorities). The Lodge can provide assistance to you in the process of securing these permits. Interaction with GuestsI live overseas and so will not be able to meet you in person. The Kosi Bay Lodge reception will assist you in checking in and dealing with any queries you may have. The NeighborhoodYou will be on the grounds of a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are many things that make this area unique:- beautiful beaches, freshwater lakes where you can game view and/or fish (conditions apply), snorkeling, surfing, and turtle nesting area. We would recommend Kosi Bay Mouth, Black Rock beach, Banga Nek, and spending a day out on the boat exploring the freshwater lakes with one of the guides from the Lodge. We also recommend a day trip to the Tembe National Park, a beautiful big-5 national game reserve about ~50km from the chalets.
Kosi Bay Private Chalet's has been developed as an initiative between investors and the local community to help bring employment and development to the area. Most of the team are locals and are super friendly, always happy to help, and want to make your stay memorable. Have a chat with them and get some local, insider knowledge of the area. Please note though, English is not the first language for all in the area, so please be patient with the team as we practice. Getting AroundThere is no public transport in the area, so you will need your own car (preferably a 4x4) to see the area. Alternatively, the Lodge provides daily excursions by boat and 4x4 to all the highlights in the area. Other Things to NoteOnce off the main road, the tracks are very sandy. While not necessary, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended to get to the chalet. A 4x4 will also be required for the other recommended areas to visit due to the sandy access.