Kosi Mouth day trip “Like snorkeling in an aquarium”

Kosi Mouth is a true hidden gem where snorkeling in the estuary has been likened to being immersed in an aquarium with literally hundreds of brightly coloured fish, eels and crabs moving busily about amongst the delicate coral. It is an experience not easily forgotten.

Kosi Mouth is the furthest north point on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, just south of the Mozambique border and is one of the most idyllic and spectacularly scenic coastal locations imaginable. Here the Kosi lake system finally meets the ocean and the tidal flows in and out of the mouth have created one of the most vibrant and exquisitely colourful underwater worlds on the whole South African coastline.

This full day outing takes you by 4×4 from the lodge to Kosi Mouth where you will spend the day snorkeling in crystal-clear warm water and soaking up the sun on the beach or next to the estuary. A delicious picnic lunch is provided to be enjoyed in the shade of the palm trees. Snorkeling equipment is available from the lodge and included in the cost of this optional extra excursion. On the drive to and from the mouth you will enjoy views over the expansive Kosi lakes featuring the famous fish traps of the local Tsonga people.


  • Amazing snorkeling experience
  • Relax and soak up the sun
  • Scenic drive through the coastal dunes
  • Learn about famous Tsonga fish traps

important notes:

The day trip to Kosi Mouth is excluded from the room rate and is charged extra.