Amorello Activity Package 1Tembe Elephant Park & Kosi Bay Snorkelling
Amorello Activity Package 1 includes a half day game drive in Tembe Elephant Park as well as snorkelling at Kosi Bay. Our airconditioned shuttle departs from Amorello at 05:00am and drives the short 1h30min to Tembe Elephant Park where we spend half the day. The second half of the day is spent snorkelling at Kosi Bay with guided talks about the marine life and local Tsonga people. These activities may be swapped around depending on weather and tides.
Tembe Elephant Park
Tembe Elephant lies 120km to the north of Amorello and is home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard). Tembe Elephant Park is famous for its giant elephants and their enormous tusks, regarded to be the biggest in the world. Tembe is situated in a part of the country known to the Zulu people as Maputaland which translates to “the earth is flat” which is a fitting name since the altitude of the highest ridges is a mere 143m above sea-level.
The region has a rare eco-system, transitioning between tropical and sub-tropical, and this ecological diversity suits not only the elephants but also huge numbers of animal and bird species.
Kosi Bay is the cultural capital of the ancient Tsonga Tembe kingdom. This is the original and natural home of the Tsonga people and their primitive fish traps. The Kosi River Mouth is known as “the aquarium” because of the clarity of the water and the abundance of fish species. Amorello’s guides are experienced in exploring this incredible aquatic eco-system and will be able to point out some unique and interesting facts about the species of fish and other marine life.
While enjoying a traditional South African braai (BBQ) on the beach, a local guide will share some history of the Tsonga people, how they catch their fish and the incredible “fishkraals” which date back over 700 years.
R2, 350(incl VAT) per guest – includes packed breakfast, bottled water & other beverages, braai(BBQ) lunch on the beach, snorkelling gear as well as travel from Amorello.
Add 2 nights at Amorello – Dinner Bed & Breakfast for an extra R695 per person per night.
Amorello Activity Package 2Kosi Bay Turtle Tour & Snorkelling (Nov – Mar only)
Amorello Activity Package 2 is a full day and night spent at Kosi Bay. Guests will spend the night in a rustic camp at Kosi Bay where we head out in the evening for a turtle tour. There are two species of turtle that lay eggs on the South African East Coast, the Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles. The larger of the two, the Leatherback, can weigh up to 900kg! Meals and accommodation are included in this package.
A local guide will take guests on a tour of the beach in the evening to spot Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles looking to lay their eggs. As well as turtle spotting, guests are also treated to a stargazing session where guides point out stars and share interesting facts on the African night sky.
Kosi Beach / Snorkelling
On the morning of day 2, guests head to Kosi beach once again and have the choice between a guided walk through the bush and dunes identifying interesting bird and plant species or, snorkelling in Kosi Bay, rich in tropical marine life. A local guide will share some history on the Tsonga people, how they catch their fish and the incredible “fishkraals” which date back over 700 years.
R3, 480(incl VAT) per guest – includes one-night accommodation in rustic beachside camp, breakfast & dinner, bottled water & other beverages, snorkelling gear as well as travel from Amorello.
Add 2 nights at Amorello – Dinner Bed & Breakfast for an extra R695 per person per night sharing.