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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amangwane is a basic, no frills camp. Not for everyone, but perfect for us! Vusi is a competent and considerate manager, also a great cook! We (party of 9 two families with grown children) went kayaking, snorkelling and of course to see the turtles. Snorkelling was great, way over expectations and acessible. We got a good view of Leatherback laying...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stayed there to see the turtles and to photograph the Kosi Bay fish traps. The manager ensured that we had two great meals and the place is comfortable with a warm shower, which we needed after a windswept and rainy night out looking for turtles. Great location to sea the fish traps at dusk and dawn. The one problem was...

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Hilversum
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This simple tented camp in the middle of nowhere on the southern border of Mozambique you will find the real African experience. Being spoiled people our first thoughts were, what are we doing here. After a trip of 5 hrs. From Durban we arrived in this unspoiled area, where very friendly and helpful people are trying their utmost to make...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Front Office Manager at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this review

Really appreciate your review - I think you have clearly put across what Amangwane is all about. It's a getaway from 'civilisation'. The camp is basic with no frills, but we will always do our best to look after you, and hope that you will come to love Kosi Bay as much as we do. I hope you'll come again!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Amangwane was for my wife and I the best way to access and experience the wonder that is Kosi Bay. We spent two nights there and were very comfortable and inspired by all there was to see and do. We were able to walk from the camp and out over the hills down to the mouth through some incredible indigenous...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this review

Dear Radmer and Tatum, thanks very much for your comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to chill and relax. Beautiful setting, nice basic perm. tents with bath. Trevor and Luke are just extremely nice people and passionate about protecting the environment. They made sure our stay was wonderful. Great having beers by the fire in the evening! Attached pic of Luke surfing. Shoot me an email and I'll send the original.

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review and the photos.

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Basic but well equipped huts for sleeping had hot showers and comfy beds. Communal dining around a fantastic fire encourages people to chat and there's plenty of drinks on an honesty bar basis. We had two interesting tour kayaking, snorkelling and then across the lakes to a village and then to the turtle beaches. We didn't expect to see anything...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Amangwane is a great place. We stayed here two nights while on a "safari" trip with a group of three other families. The lodges were perfect, rustic tented lodges with ensuite bathrooms. Hot water and electricity are limited, no wifi, but this is a place to relax and unwind, to get close to nature. The restaurant is a great place...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Amangwane. Happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights here during a break from a safari with 17 people from around the world. We all agree that everyone had an awesome time! The chalets are basic, but nice. The staff was fantastic. We really enjoyed hanging out with Trevor, Luke, & their staff. The beach was killer, with good waves. We also kayaked and snorkeled...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this review

Thanks Scott. Good to hear you had an awesome time!

Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you are going to stay here, be prepared. It is basic. Only a few hours of electricity in the tents means not only no air conditioning, but no fan. It can be hot at night which can make it difficult to sleep, especially when you are not used to the heat. That being said, it is well run and...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Amangwane - Kosi Bay, responded to this review

Hi Paula. Thanks very much for taking the time to review and for your great description of Amangwane.

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I stayed in Amangwane during a set tour stop. The cabins were fine, but it is too far from the bay/beach (40 minutes walking). If you have a car it will be easier to move. Also, there is no place to buy anything or a village center to visit. The staff is gentle and you can grab a tea or...

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Very many thanks for you review. We appreciate it very much.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our community camp is a rustic haven in the dunes surrounding the lakes of Kosi Bay. Situated just 10-minutes 4x4 drive from the beach and the stunningly beautiful bay with its incredible 'aquarium' for snorkelling. The reed chalets, which are very basic but comfortable, each have twin beds and an en-suite shower and toilet. This is a no-frills, non-luxury destination. We recommend it for adventurous travellers that like to get away from 'civilisation'. We offer DB&B or self-catering accommodation (the kitchen is communal). Activities available: snorkelling, kayaking, cultural fish-trap tours, short hikes, boat trips, turtle tours (November to January). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amangwane - Kosi Bay

Address: Kosi Bay, Kosi Bay 3973, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kosi Bay
Price Range: €45 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“It is real basic tented camp, complete with shower, w.c. And light till 22.00 hrs.”
 of 5 bubbles Steenhuis, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Unwind and relax. Don't forget to talk to owner Trevor, or his son, Luke. Great guys, great stories.”
 of 5 bubbles 182waynea, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are the same, better to choose one close to the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Alan_Pino, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-5 are closer to the kitchen (1 is the closest). Rooms 6 - 10 are further away from the kitchen but have a better setting.”
 of 5 bubbles tiffanydianthus, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“My room was the best one, because it was mine! :)”
 of 5 bubbles oxyuranus, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
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