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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much so that we left 5 days prior to our departure, Mainly due to diesel generator 3 m from our site - noise pollution and health risk(wife constantly had severe headaches) Loss of rest and money!!

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to love Utshwayelo. But, I couldn't quite love it for a couple of reasons. We were in two chalets (4&5) that were next to each other for our family of five. First, the good things. The location, for access to Kosi Mouth and the fact that you can drive down without getting an entrance from Ezemvelo is great....

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Amazing location, helpful and friendly staff, working and clean facilities, comfy accommodation, and activities that only take a word to get organised. Add in a pool, totally off-the-grid power and an honesty bar, and Utshwayelo has everything you need! We loved it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We just spent a week in this lodge and had the most wonderful time! We loved the tented accomodation and would definitely recommend this lodge. We did the tutle tour which was amazing and also did a fishing trip- no fish but lovely snorkelling in the mangroves. The camp was fully booked, but we still had our privacy and also...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stayed for 3 nights, but it felt like much longer. The tent we stayed in had an amazingly comfy bed with great quality linen. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The snorkeling down at the mouth was simply amazing, something I would recommend as a must when visiting. Big thank you to Ken and his team for a...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We booked the accomodation as per the online pictures. We realized on our arrivel that there is a shared kitchen facility. Lighting around the chalets is very poor so you are afraid beacuse of the very dense bush, makes a great home for snakes. Our parents battled with insets and other funny things, the most horrible part was the outside...

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Kroonstad, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We booked two luxury tents only for one night as we were on our way to Mozambique. We were welcomed by Anna and she was very friendly and helpful. The tents was very clean and comfortable with very good linen and bath towels and the outside shower was amazing! We must also compliment the dinner - very tasty and good...

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Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We booked two Chalets and one Sahara Tent. Very clean, comfortable with very good linen and bath towels - excellent service given. It is definitely luxury in the bush. All staff were friendly and helpful. Their customers do come first and always with a smile. I would definitely return in the future - a most definite recommendation to anyone interested...

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Mkuze, South Africa
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Me and my husband stayed at Utshwayelo first in 2013. We have been back 3 times since then, which says enough. The tents and the huts are clean and comfortable. The outdoor showers are amazing. The kitchen is perfectly equipped, the swimming pool is great, and the bar is the coolest! The entrance to the beautiful Kosi bay mouth is...

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Leicester
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A beautiful, very well run campsite with chalets right at the gate to the Kosi Bay estuary mouth. The affable and smiling Ken manages the place and will organise trips around the area for you. We went on a fabulous boat ride through the lakes where the bird watching was amazing. Close up to herons, calling Burchell's coucal, and a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Utshwayelo Lodge and Camp is the most North Eastern accommodation in South Africa. It is situated at Kosi Bay Mouth Reserve and Estuary entrance gate, 2,5 km from the beach. It offers en suite chalets and camp sites and is easily accessible by motor car. It is 5km from the KosiBay/Mozambique border post Snorkel in the channel at the mouth of the estuary, with its kaleidoscope of over 200 species of tropical fish, surf angling from unspoiled beaches, boating on the magnificent lakes, fly-fishing from the rocks and banks, or putting your 4x4 to the test are a few of the amazing activities which can keep you busy. Do the turtle walk and watch big Leather Back and Loggerhead Turtles lumbar out of the ocean to lay eggs on the beach, and little ones scampering back into the sea - take a guided hike or walk kilometres of pristine bush and beaches and turquoise waters - or just read a book under magnificent ancient Umdoni trees. Kosi Mouth Lodge has three options for accommodation Luxury Rustic Chalets, Permanent Sahara Tents or Camping. CHALETS Our chalets are all en suite and sleep two people each (an extra single bed can be added). They are rustic luxury, constructed from wood and reeds and situated in a private wonderfull setting under big waterberry trees. Each chalet has an outside area with a braai. They have a queen bed or two single beds in each chalet. All beds have mosquito nets and ceiling fans. 24hour electricity is avilable from our solar power system We offer breakfast or dinner on prior request A fully kitted communal kitchen with stoves, ovens and fridges is available for the chalet guests. SAHARA TENTS These are large permanent tents in a secluded area. They are erected on a wooden deck, shaded under a large awning with a veranda. They have two full size single beds, mosquito nets, linen and are fully serviced. The ablutions are communal with hot showers. We have a communal Boma area with a swimming pool, braai facilities, a fully kitted kitchen with fridges, a dining room and lounge with DSTV. CAMPING All of our camp sites are private. They are enclosed in reed fencing and shaded under large waterberry trees. Our camp sites vary in size and can accommodate up to 12 people per site. Each site has a braai, an electrical plug point, a light and water tap. There are clean serviced communal ablutions with hot and cold showers. Our Lapa/Boma has, a swimming pool, braai facilities, bar, dining room and lounge with DSTV. Electricity is supplied by generator every evening from 18h00 to 22h00 (peak season for an additional 3 hours 07h30 to 10h30) ... more   less 

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Address: R22, Kosi Bay 0000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kosi Bay
Number of rooms: 31
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“Chalet 6 is the most private”
 of 5 bubbles Alexandra_Massey, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tent nr 6 for shade and privacy, tent 7 for the kitchenette”
 of 5 bubbles lieslw2016, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“December family holiday”
 of 5 bubbles natashagovender2, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalets wonderful - comfortable - very private & quiet. Sahara Tent - excellent - situated in a more busy area.”
 of 5 bubbles 357jenniep, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Camp sites are large and private. The 'honeymoon' chalet is the most private with a terrace view towards Kosi Bay.”
 of 5 bubbles SimonALeicester, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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