Quicklinks | News | Accommodation | Attractions | The Kosi Hiking Trail | Memela Bush Lodge

Kosi Bay Map for region

Date posted: 2012-06-13

Just click the map below and do your bookings from this page. A great way to plan your route and do your bookings.

Elephant Coast Map Zululand Map Pongola Mkuze Hluhluwe Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park and Surrounds Mtubatuba St Lucia Empangeni Richards Bay KwaZulu Natal Sodwana Bay Elephant Coast Map Ponta Do Oura Kosi Bay Kwanganase Mabibi Ingwavuma Swaziland Mozambique Map Eshowe

Thonga Culture Zulu Language

Date posted: 2012-06-13


o Respect the local community. Be polite and courteous. Respect traditions.
o If you are uncertain about something, ask before you do it!
o The Tonga fish kraals at the mouth is a must see. For centuries these kraals gets handed over from father to son.

o Useful Zulu words and phrases
* Hello - Sawubona (First person singular) / Sanibona (First person plural)
* How are you? - Unjani?
* I am well. - Ngisaphila.
* I am fine, thank you. - Ngisaphila ngiyabonga.
* Goodbye - Hamba kahle (go well) / Sala kahle (stay well)
* Good luck - Ngikufisela inhlanhla
* yes - yebo
* no - cha
* please - ngiyakucela
* thank you - ngiyabonga
* How much is this? - Malini?
* I want ... - Ngifuna ...
* What are you doing? - Wenzani?
* Where are you going? - Uyaphi?

The different names for Kosi Bay is:

  • Maputaland and Tembe Thongaland is the traditional name (after the king Mabhudu who reigned from Maputo to Kosi Bay).
  • Kosi Bay, Kosi Mouth, Kosi Lakes is the popular tourism destination names.
  • Isimangaliso and Elephant Coast is the marketing initiative names.
  • Manguzi is the small town community name which falls in the Kwangwanase district in the Umhlabayalingana Municipality.


Kosi Bay is in South Africa, Kwazulu Natal, Maputaland (part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park).
Copyright © KosiTourism | Terms and Conditions | Telephone +27 727273079 | Email: maputaland@gmail.com