Safari And Surf Wilderness Adventures

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Our authentic ocean and bush adventures, tours and safari’s are all designed to give you the perfect balance between iSimangaliso Wetland Park’s “above and below”. 

Our Adventures Activities are operated from our two bases in St Lucia and Kosi Bay and include Birding Walks, Kayaking Tours, Snorkeling Tours, Safari Game Drives in the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso, Safari Game Drives in Tembe Elephant Park, Surfing Adventures, Turtle Nesting Tours,  and lots of happy vibes.. 

Our aim is to get you away from crowds and the beaten track.. 

Come find your roots with us in our wilderness!

Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

Our specialist snorkeling guides will meet you in Cape Vidal resort for a 2hr guided snorkeling tour. High quality fins, masks and snorkels are included and wetsuits are available to rent. Our tours are scheduled according to the tides in order to offer you the best and safest snorkeling experience possible. Snorkeling is done from the beach, eliminating the possibility of motion sickness. The Cape Vidal Snorkeling Tour is for both experienced an novice snorkelers. We do advice that it is more ideal if you can swim.. 

iSimangaliso Safari and Traditional braai lunch (BBQ)

Enjoy an exciting Safari to Cape Vidal with a traditional South African Braai Lunch at the beach.

The Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park has to be one of the most scenic wildlife areas in Africa! To make it even more special is that you will be enjoying a safari on route to one of the most pristine beaches along the east coast of Africa. 

Here you will be able to swim, spend some time on the beach or join our team of specialist Snorkeling guides on our 2 hour long Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure (snorkeling is an additional add-on and not included in the price). 

After building up an appetite in the water you will return to a magical traditional braai lunch. The day then eventually ends off with another slow safari back to your lodge in St Lucia.

iSimangaliso Sunset Safari

 

The Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park is known to be one of the areas with the highest population densities of leopard anywhere in South Africa. In the late afternoon the park comes alive as the temperature starts to drop. The light starts to dim and the magical golden hour sets in. Sakhile Dube, our famous guide/owner will do his best to show you why the park’s name translates to “an area of miracles and wonder”.. 

Kosi Bay Kayaking Adventure

 

The Kosi Bay Estuary system is definitely one of the most pristine and vibrant systems of its kind along the east coast of Africa. With crystal clear water, cultural wealth, mangrove islands and incredible bird and fish populations, it make for a wonder world on a kayak! Our kayaking tours are guided by our highly experienced guides with your safety and enjoyment our highest priority.

The kosi bay estuary with its channels winding through the traditional fish traps and mangrove islands is the perfect location for both the novice and experienced paddler! Our kayaking tours is by no means a race, in fact it is a nice slow and relaxing experience. We do things at a thongaland pace..

Kosi Mouth “Aquarium”  Snorkeling Adventure

 

Kosi Bay Mouth in the far north eastern corner of South Africa, offers a unique and world class snorkeling experience! Our 2hr snorkeling tours are conducted by highly experienced marine guides within the mouth section of the Kosi bay estuary. 

With every pushing tide, crystal clear nutrient rich water push into the calmness of the bay. Here an ancient sandstone reef form our perfect snorkeling area where we see on average 80 -100 different species of fish on every tour.. 

To date we have identified 235 different species of fish making it one of the most diverse and important nursery areas along the east coast of Southern Africa, totally living up to its name, “the kosi aquarium”.

 

Kosi Bay Birding Walks

The Kosi Bay area boast with some amazing birding opportunities with its diverse range of ecosystems. The area is vast and local knowledge is key in order to get to the best birding localities. .Habitats include the raphia forest, swamp forests, coastal dune forest, estuary and lake shores, sea shore, grassland, freshwater lakes and wetlands.

Our knowledgeable birding guides will get you to all the hotspots at the best times. 

Kosi Bay Turtle Nesting Walks

 

The Kosi Bay beaches offer some of the highest success rates when it comes to viewing nesting turtles on our Kosi bay turtle tours. In Kosi bay our turtle guides will take you on an environmentally friendly and ethical walk in search of turtles. Having the highest number of nesting females annually, you can almost be sure to see turtles on your turtle tracking tour. You will be hosted by some of the most experienced turtle tour guides in the field!

Our Kosi bay Turtle Tours are conducted between 1Nov and 31 March.

 

Tradition fishtrap and Palm wine tasting tour

The local Thonga people have been practicing the art of spearing fish in their traditional fish kraals for the last 700 years. These fish traps are made from 100% natural materials and have been fine-tuned over the decades. These traps function in a way that hold conservation values high by allowing small fish to use these traps as a refuge to hide from predatory fish. These small fish can escape out of the traps different to recreational and illegal fishing nets.

Our cultural guide will show you how the traps work and are being build and maintained. If the traps were successful, you will have the opportunity to try and spear your own lunch, Thonga style!

After the fish kraal explanation it is time to go and sit under the shady uMdoni tree for some Palm wine tasting. This is where the mind starts drifting back to a time of pure simplicity..

Tembe Elephant Park Safari’s

Tembe Elephant park is home to some of the largest elephant Tuskers in the world and a very healthy lion and leopard population. It’s a park with incredible sand forests, ancient trees and amazing birdlife! Definitely one of the most underrated parks in South Africa.

The sandy soil adds to an amazing tracking experience. 

Come allow our specialist guide to introduce you to the Tembe giants. 

Tours start at 6am from the reserve gate..

Best of Kosi Bay Mouth

Come join our experienced guides on an adventure at Kosi Bay mouth. Your day will include kayaking on the estuary, snorkeling in the mouth and a traditional Thonga fishkraal tour, rounded off with a traditional fishbraai with palm wine tasting. You can be assured that this will be the highlight of your stay in Kosi Bay!

Accommodation in Kosi Bay – Forest Hideaway

When visiting Kosi Bay, come stay with us! Our lodge is situated 800m from the Kosi Bay Mouth entrance gate. This is the perfect location if your idea is to spend as much time on our pristine beaches as possible. 

Our accommodation is nestled in the forest, keeping you cool and shady. We are nearly entirely off the grid, so loadshedding worries won’t affect you and we have decent wifi for you to send your daily pics to family and friends. 

Our family house is self catered but why not allow us to spoil you to some lantern-lit dinners and health breakfasts under the Cape-ash tree..