In the 'hood, Kosi Bay as a destination

In the northern reaches of KwaZulu Natal, the final stretch of South African coastline is a wilderness wonderland that is still largely unexplored and unexploited. Kosi Bay is a rich network of lakes that stretches from Lake Zilonde, on the Mozambique border in the north, to Lake Amanzimnyama, in the south. Essentially it is a complex system of six large lakes, two smaller lakes and one of ... cont.

iSimangaliso World Heritage Park, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Kosi Forest Lodge

FROM JOHANNESBURG - Approximately 7.5 - 8hrs
From Johannesburg, head towards Piet Retief and then Pongola. Proceed through Pongola towards the town of Mkuze on the N2. 10kms before Mkuze turn left to Jozini - as you leave Jozini proceed over the dam wall. After 45km at a T-junction turn right towards “Kwangwanase”. Proceed for another 47km past Thembe Elephant Park towards KwaNgwanase (Manguzi).

Please note
The road from Jozini often has cattle wandering across it and so caution and slower driving speeds are encouraged. Also particularly around the area of Tembe Elephant Park, the road has quite a few potholes. We have been advised that currently there are also some roadworks along this route, which may cause delays. If you would prefer an alternate route, do not turn off at Jozini, but rather continue on further south on the N2 taking the Hluhluwe turn off instead and proceed as per below directions.

For non 4x4 guests
Drive into KwaNgwanase (Manguzi ), through the town and when nearing the end, look out for the Total Garage – on your left handside. Once you arrive at this service station, there will be a Kosi Forest Lodge representative waiting to meet you. PLEASE PRE-BOOK WHICH PICK UP TIME YOU REQUIRE 12h00 OR 16h00.

4x4 guests
can proceed directly to the lodge. Just before the town of KwaNgwanase/ Manguzi, turn right onto the D1843 (look out for the police station emblem and the big tele-commucations tower further up from the corner) - then follow the signs straight through to the lodge (9km's).

FROM DURBAN – Approximately 5 hours
From Durban, proceed on the N2 North out of Durban bypassing Richards Bay, Empangeni and Mtubatuba and head towards the town of Hluhluwe. Turn off the N2 towards Hluhluwe, proceeding through the town until you reach the last traffic circle. Turn left towards Mbazwane/Sodwana Bay and proceed for 0.7 km and turn right again towards Sodwana Bay/Mbazwane. Shortly after turning right you will cross over a railway line. Proceed for 87 km bypassing Mbazwane on your right. Proceed straight through the circles following the signs to “Coastal Forest Reserve” and pass. Proceed for 46km km after Mbazwane (passing the Mseleni turn-off) and turn right at the circle Kosi Bay / KwaNgwanase sign.

For non 4x4 guests
Drive into KwaNgwanase (Manguzi ), through the town and near the end, look out for the Total Garage – on your left handside. Once you arrive at this service station, there will be a Kosi Forest Lodge representative waiting to meet you. PLEASE PRE-BOOK WHICH PICK UP TIME YOU REQUIRE 12h00 OR 16h00.

4x4 guests
Can proceed directly to the lodge. Nearing KwaNgwanase, turn right onto the D1843 (look out for the police station emblem and the big telecommucations tower further up from the corner) - then follow the signs straight through to the lodge(9km's).

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