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The Elephant Coast region covers the empty beaches of northern KwaZulu-Natal, and the unique and remarkable coastal forest of this area.

Wildlife of the Elephant Coast

On shore you have a lush, green canopy, home to myriad birds, antelopes and monkeys, which creeps up high sand dunes that then fall away to amazing beaches.

As well as their beauty and solitude, these areas are great for diving with a wonderful variety of sea life, including the turtles which make annual pilgrimages to the region to nest.

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Map of the Elephant Coast

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the Elephant Coast

    Accommodation choices for the Elephant Coast

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Elephant Coast. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • View from your room at Thonga Beach Lodge

      Thonga Beach Lodge

      First Class

      Set among golden sand dunes bordering a large, secluded beach, Thonga Beach Lodge is an intimately-sized retreat with a relaxing feel. Its thatched rondavel accommodation blends in well with the natural surroundings, and the variety of activities on offer sets it apart from other beachside properties.

    • Kosi Forest Lodge, Kosi Bay

      Kosi Forest Lodge


      Kosi Forest Lodge is located in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, a remote and unspoilt area of lakes, rivers and coastal forests that forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a recognised World Heritage Site.