Utshwayelo Lodge takes its name from the fish kraal celebrating the traditions and culture of the Tonga people.
Kosi Bay in the far North Eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal forms part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – the first natural World Heritage Site in South Africa to be accorded this distinction. Kosi Bay epitomises the incredible splendour of untouched Africa at its most pristine, as are its people, resources, ecology and culture.
Kosi Bay is a system of an estuary with four lakes ranging from freshwater to saline that feed into the ocean.
Age old traditions passed down by generations of tribal existence still continue to this day – ancient fishing kraals erected and tendered by the resourceful Tonga people. Kosi Bay has been described as "a wonderful aquarium and the most gorgeous aviary".