Even on a budget, any visitor can still enjoy the small things that make Kosi Bay and the town of eManguzi (KwaNgwanase) and its people so unique! Take a walk along the main road and taste the local "Paya" vetkoek with a potato filling, and for the brave add some hot chilli sauce "peri-peri" to the mix! It's tasty and filling and cost just R1 each. Be adventurous and ask for a "Paya" (Pronounced 'Pie –ya').
The streets are lined with local's selling anything from seedlings, banana's, snacks, various vegetables including the Madumbi and Cassava (Dombolo) root vegetable and fresh fish from the lakes to toys, dishes, plastic bins, jewellery, hats, clothing, bright wrap around/sarongs and variety of arts and wooden crafts. Depending on the season you can find an abundance of Mango's, Avocado's, Coconuts and Bananas.
When the time is right do try the aMarula Beer (made from the fruits of the Amarula Tree) or even the Palm Wine (also known as "lala"-wine as it has a way to make you sleep very well).
Ask our staff to prepare some Madumbi or to make chips from the Cassava Root (Dombolo) for a unique change from your everyday potato dish.
Bring your boat, fishing gear and your sense of fun! From the lakes to the mouth and all along the beaches, Kosi Bay offers a wide variety of fishing fun for everyone. Whether it is drop shots, long lines, shore fishing, from the boat, fishing early mornings or all night long... this is a fisherman's paradise. Here you will find Kingfish, Rock Cod, Grunters, Breams... and perhaps the occasional Zambezi shark.
Pack your lunch and Jump in the 4x4 and head out to Tembe Elephant Park near Kosi Bay for an amazing day, filled with the unexpected! No visit to the Elephant Park is ever the same, the lions are out and about, lying in the road the one day, bringing down an Impala the next and hiding somewhere in the park unseen on another occasion. While the elephants can gather in large groups, protecting the younger ones or roam around on their own, they are either out by the marshlands, drinking by the watering holes and hides, or surprising you around the next bend in the road.