Kosi Forest Lodge iSimangaliso World Heritage Park
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests25
  • Rooms/Units8

About Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is the only private lodge in the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park - an unspoilt wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site. The 16-bed lodge offers comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities. Discover one of South Africaís best ecotourist destinations.

ACCOMMODATION

The thatched bush suites are hidden in the sand forest of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park providing privacy under the forestís peaceful canopy of shady trees. The rooms are raised on a wooden deck with a beautifully appointed bedroom, balcony, dressing room and separate bath and shower. The romantic en-suite bathroom is open-air in a reed-enclosed boma. Set in white beach sand and positioned under one of the huge forest trees, guests are guaranteed a truly unique experience.

The bedrooms have low wooden walls with mosquito netting and roll-up canvas blinds allowing for full views of the surrounding forest. Kosi Forest Lodge has become increasingly popular as a honeymoon destination. The honeymoon suite is completely private and allows couples to enjoy the serenity of the surrounding sand forest undisturbed.

Main Lodge Facilities

A massive Zulu Podberry tree is the focal point of the main lodge with the lounge, diningroom and bar all opening onto a large, wooden deck around the tree. Kosi Forest Lodge takes full advantage of Maputulandís sultry weather with most meals served alfresco - on the deck or under large Albizia trees. A swimming pool, built into the deck, at the lakeís edge is always a welcome sight. Candles light the area at night giving it a warm, romantic ambience reminiscent of wild African adventures of long ago.

Eco-Friendly

Kosi Forest Lodge has been operational for over 15 years in a partnership with Isibindi Africa and the uMvumamvubu Development Trust, on behalf of the Myayiza community. During the past few years the property on which Kosi Forest Lodge is located has been fenced into the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve which is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

It is an immense privileged to have a lodge facility within this very unique and precious environment and that the lodge makes it possible for people to access and enjoy the incredible variety and beauty of the lake system, Raffia forests, swamp forests, Estuary and Maputaland Marine Reserve. The responsibilities that come with this privilege are taken very seriously, both to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and its conservation ethics, and to the community.

In consideration of these ethics the rooms and lodge buildings were built on raised stilts to render as light an imprint as possible. Rooms were sensitively placed around trees, with special care not to disturb the canopy. Low impact LED lighting and paraffin lanterns have been used, and the water from the communal areas is filtered through a natural reed bed system.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Guided canoeing
The highlight of many guests stay at Kosi Forest Lodge is the canoe trip on the Kosi Lakes. Guests get the opportunity to canoe along the Sihadla channel and admire the magnificent Raffia Palms. The bird life while canoeing is very rewarding. Canoeing is always accompanied by a guide and is included in stays of one night. No experience is required.

Boat trips
The Kosi Lake system is a series of interconnected lakes which stretch over some 18km. The best way to see the system is by boat. Full day boat trips through various sized lakes and channels, include a walk through the famous Kosi Bay fish traps Ė a must whilst staying at Kosi Forest Lodge, as well as a picnic lunch and a swim in the sea at Bhanga Nek.

Kosi Mouth Visit
This trip is a full day activity and takes just over an hour to drive to the beautiful Kosi Bay Mouth. See how the sea and lakes interconnect in a wonderful swirl of colour, sand and water. Thereís great snorkelling with plenty of fish to view all year round. The water is warm and almost always crystal clear. The rock pools along this protected stretch of coastline are a virtual aquarium of brilliant sub-tropical fish. Enjoy swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and soak up the sun along this beautiful stretch of beach, followed by a scrumptious picnic lunch. Limited snorkelling equipment available at the lodge.

Raffia Palm Forest Walk
Enjoy early morning or late afternoon guided walks through the magnificent Raffia Palm Forest. Listen out for the abundant birdcalls and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare palm-nut vulture, whom we have regular sightings of in the canopy. The raffia palm is the largest palm in the world. This activity is included in stays of one night.

Tembe Elephant Park
Tembe Elephant Park is only an hourís drive from Kosi Forest Lodge. Guests can enjoy a day game viewing in this 30,000 ha wilderness. There is fantastic elephant viewing from the game hides.

Turtle tracking
Turtle tracking is offered every night from 15 November to 15 January. These excursions (including transfers to and from the beach) can last up to 3-4hrs and may return very late. Giant Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles make their way home having swum the length of the continent in a return journey to the beach where they were born. Research has shown that eggs are often laid within meters of where the mother emerged as a hatchling years previously. Guests are able to view these magnificent creatures meters from where she is laying. Utmost precaution is taken to ensure that she is not disturbed.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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Double Rooms (x2)

The thatched bush suites are hidden in the sand forest of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park providing privacy under the forest's peaceful canopy of shady trees. The rooms are raised on a wooden deck with a beautifully appointed bedroom, balcony, dressing room and separate bath and shower. The romantic en-suite bathroom is open-air in a reed-enclosed boma. The bedrooms have low wooden walls with mosquito netting and roll-up canvas blinds allowing for full views of the surrounding forest. Set in white beach sand and positioned under one of the huge forest trees, guests are guaranteed a truly unique experience.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Family Rooms (x2)

The thatched bush suites are hidden in the sand forest of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park providing privacy under the forest's peaceful canopy of shady trees. The rooms are raised on a wooden deck with a beautifully appointed bedroom, balcony, dressing room and separate bath and shower. The romantic en-suite bathroom is open-air in a reed-enclosed boma. The bedrooms have low wooden walls with mosquito netting and roll-up canvas blinds allowing for full views of the surrounding forest. Set in white beach sand and positioned under one of the huge forest trees, guests are guaranteed a truly unique experience.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Twin Rooms (x4)

The thatched bush suites are hidden in the sand forest of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park providing privacy under the forest's peaceful canopy of shady trees. The rooms are raised on a wooden deck with a beautifully appointed bedroom, balcony, dressing room and separate bath and shower. The romantic en-suite bathroom is open-air in a reed-enclosed boma. The bedrooms have low wooden walls with mosquito netting and roll-up canvas blinds allowing for full views of the surrounding forest. Set in white beach sand and positioned under one of the huge forest trees, guests are guaranteed a truly unique experience.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Excellent lodge, had a wonderful time. Everything was excellent, service, food, rooms and of course the experience! Can't be beaten!

March 2017

Sheryl M (Hamburg, Germany)

Verified reviewexcellent

We had the most wonderful two nights at Kosi Forest Lodge and were totally spoilt by really great staff. Bruce, Blessing and all the other staff - thank you once again for an experience to remember! The forest setting is magical, the bathrooms delightful with very comfortable tented accommodation. The staff friendly and very knowledgeable and the food delicious. The highlights of course were the outings on the lakes and the canoe river trip, where we were lucky enough to have great sightings of the Palm Nut Vulture. Congratulations on a amazing lodge!

May 2008

Tess (St Francis)

Need to Know

Response timeKosi Forest Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Richard's Bay Airport - 250km
King Shaka International - 390km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since June 2008

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