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    Default 4x4 route to Kosi Bay

    Hi, has anyone driven the 4x4 route from Sodwana to Kosi Bay? I was told of a road that takes you down some dunes and over some challenging terrain and a permit from KZN parks board is required.
    I have been wanting to do this trip since I moved to St Lucia but no one seems to be able to give me exact details on how to get to this road and where to get a permit, not even the parks board office, so if anyone can help me with this info I will really appreciate it...

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    Hi We have done the route several times you dont need a permit just need to sign in at the gates. Its a lovely route with stunning scenery I also would suggest that you take another vehicle with.

    PS: we will be visiting soon our family house is no1 Kuda

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    Thanx Marius.

    I hope to do the trip really soon, I have seen some pics of the area.

    I stay on the other side of town in Visarend steet, maybe when you come down we can meet up and have a chat.

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    Nice route, it's mapped on T4A, looks for the road that's between Lake Sibya and the ocean, that's the one.

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    have done it , also got a house there on hornbill rd , been going to st lucia for 30 years now. will find the pics of the route and post
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    I did this rorute a little while ago - very beautiful. its the same route that takes you to Mabibi from the Sodwana side.
    Be very careful of stray dogs, kids and animals. I knocked over a pet dog from one of the local inhabitants, but didn't stop due to fear of being atttacked or asked for compensation for killing the dog. Fortunatley, no one saw what happend and I got away with it. I felt terrible about it.
    There are also lots of security type problems, high jackings etc on the route, so its worth going in a group and taking a fire arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    I did this rorute a little while ago - very beautiful. its the same route that takes you to Mabibi from the Sodwana side.
    Be very careful of stray dogs, kids and animals. I knocked over a pet dog from one of the local inhabitants, but didn't stop due to fear of being atttacked or asked for compensation for killing the dog. Fortunatley, no one saw what happend and I got away with it. I felt terrible about it.
    There are also lots of security type problems, high jackings etc on the route, so its worth going in a group and taking a fire arm.
    It's quite a shame to hear of the hijackings. Any idea more or less where on the route?

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    Look at my trip report. I did it over easter. You need a permit to go to some of the beaches like Black Rock.
    You more than welcome to contact me.

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    how long do it take from kosi to st Lucia on this route

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    Mabibi to sodwana is about 2 hours. Mabibi to kosi should also be around 2 hours.

    We didnt have any isues with security and spend 2 full days next to the lake with no isues.
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    Default Re: 4x4 route from St Luci to Kosi Bay

    Is there a 4x4 route from St Lucia to Kosi bay?

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    Default Re: 4x4 route to Kosi Bay

    no closest place to get the permit and access is at mabibi/rocktail
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    Default Re: 4x4 route to Kosi Bay

    If you turn right onto the D1848 at the third circle in Mbazwana (coming from the south) and continue straight, you'll find yourself along a beautiful 4x4 track along the eastern shore of Lake Sibayi. As you come to the villages, just continue north towards the gum plantations. There you'll find a tar road; turn right and sign in at the boom gate at Mazengwenya. From here the 4x4 track continue northwards all the way to Rocktail, Black Rock and eventually Manguzi (the hub of the Kosi Bay area). You'll need to buy your permit for the Ezemvelo sections on the same day; you can do this at Mabibi just south of Mazengwenya.
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