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    Default Re: Kosi Bay Holiday - December 2022 - hoezit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ungie View Post
    Good morning,

    When did the sand roads to Kosi Mouth became gravel roads? I was there in December 2020 and it was still sand roads. It was fun driving and it kept the crowds away.
    As far as I know it happened in the last year, the mouth and banga Nek road definitely graveled, when we asked the lodge owner about black rock he confirmed it was also gravel now, we didn't end up going to black rock.

    This pic shows what the roads are like, no more thick sand.
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    Default Re: Kosi Bay Holiday - December 2022 - hoezit?

    Here are some more pics of the road, on some of the pics you can see the old (twee spoor paadjie) road.

    This is the Banga Nek/Manguzi road.

    This was mid April 2021
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    Default Re: Kosi Bay Holiday - December 2022 - hoezit?

    Quote Originally Posted by whatyamacallit View Post
    As far as I know it happened in the last year, the mouth and banga Nek road definitely graveled, when we asked the lodge owner about black rock he confirmed it was also gravel now, we didn't end up going to black rock.

    This pic shows what the roads are like, no more thick sand.
    This is sad.
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    Default Re: Kosi Bay Holiday - December 2022 - hoezit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    We were at Banga in April last year, out of season, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights the locals swarm to the day visitors area at Banga and Kosi mouth, parties with drunken hordes and doef-doef till early hours of the morning. Beach and parking/braai area strewn with empty bottles and trash.

    Even on the access road there were empty beer bottles every few hundred meters, my wife and I predicted that there is going to be an accident on the Banga-Manguzi road before long and just as we got home we heard that a drunk local crashed into a family on vacation.

    This is not the Banga/Kosi that I remembered and wanted to show to my wife to experience! The moment I saw that the main access road was wide and scraped I realized that things has change.

    The days of peace and tranquility are gone.

    If you own a boat then camping next to the lake is an viable option.

    Our second week was at Mabibi and its the only place that I will visit in future.

    I will recommend Mabibi, its small if you don't like the big sites like Vidal or Sodwana but still safe and peaceful. They have camping (8 spots IIRC) and 3 self-catering units.

    I feel sorry for Kosi and Banga, they need the visitors, but I for one will not visit there again with the nonsense going on!
    How is the snorkeling at Mabibi? I have wanted to go but always leave it to late and then can't get accommodation.
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    Default Re: Kosi Bay Holiday - December 2022 - hoezit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ungie View Post
    How is the snorkeling at Mabibi? I have wanted to go but always leave it to late and then can't get accommodation.
    Snorkeling is great, as is the fishing! depending on season and weather.

    Its a different experience from Kosi mouth but the mouth can be done as a day trip during a week day, it can also become a supply run

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    Default Re: Kosi Bay Holiday - December 2022 - hoezit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bul.kudu View Post
    We are here for the next 7 days so will see how the local madness turns out during the week.
    Hoping to receive good news about the midweek situation.
    Were you camping?
    Where and what rates?
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