Kosi Forest Lodge, Kosi Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
Where untouched wetlands and exclusive encounters, combined with luxury and comfort, you will find the Kosi Forest Lodge. The lodge itself is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is South Africa’s first World Heritage Site.
Travelling time to the Kosi Forest Lodge takes 5.5 hours from Durban and 3.5 hours from Richards Bay and is accessible by 4×4 only. The lodge offers 4×4 transfers twice daily from Manguzi at an additional charge.
With untold biodiversity and an opportunity to experience close encounters with the untouched African wilderness, this land offers you the chance to rediscover nature in this ancient, indescribable land and all its mystic wonder.
The Kosi Nature Reserve has a number of wonders you can enjoy from the water world of lakes, raffia forests and the only fruit-eating vulture in the world. You can completely embrace the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness by relaxing under the shade of the forest and feeling the sand between your toes.
Accommodation at Kosi Forest Lodge
There are two different rooms to choose from at Kosi Forest Lodge; the six Forest Rooms and the two Family Rooms. Each room offers total privacy and is situated within the beautiful indigenous forest of the Nature Reserve.
The rooms are made from thatch roofs,tarpaulin and wood to give you a tropical experience. You can feel completely connected to the wild outdoors while being in a safe and comfortable room with your significant other or the whole family.
The rooms have their own private decks decorated with beautiful outdoor furniture so you can overlook the forest. The undisputed highlight of the rooms however, are the heavenly bathrooms that literally open up to the beautiful night skies of Africa.
All Forest Rooms come equipped with double or twin beds, a private deck, safe, ceiling fan, an outdoor en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath, tea and coffee-making facilities, limited electricity, and mosquito nets.
The Family Rooms come with two bedrooms, allowing you to easily accommodate your children. The rooms are fitted with an en-suite bathroom with a shower and basin and a common outdoor bathroom with a shower and bath, a private deck, safe, ceiling fan, tea and coffee-making facilities, limited electricity, and mosquito nets.
Facilities at Kosi Forest Lodge
The main lodge has a lounge, dining room and bar area that extend into a large wooden deck that is covered by the shade of a large, beautiful Zulu Podberry Tree. It is here that you can enjoy delicious and filling meals together.Most meals are served alfresco on the shaded deck or sheltered beneath the large Albizia trees.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the main building of the lodge;there is also limited cell phone coverage available. You can utilise a laundry service at an additional cost.
Kosi Forest Lodge is a honeymooner’s paradise. The lodge provides complimentary treats such as a sparkling bottle of wine, private dinner and a romantic turndown on the night of your arrival. There are a number of packages you can choose from so you can have an even more magical stay with your loved one.
There are a number of fun and interesting things to explore and experience. Activities to enjoy include taking a walk in the forest, spotting some of their abundant birdlife, visiting the traditional fish traps, turtle tracking, taking boat trips, snorkelling, fishing, canoeing, and visiting the Kosi Mouth and Tembe Elephant Park.
What do people say about Kosi Forest Lodge
“Staying at Kosi Forest was great because of the diversity in activities and the very friendly local staff. We went on a snorkelling trip, guided walk through all kinds of vegetation, Canoe trip and enjoyed the bird hide, nice terrace, good food, etc.” – Robert TripAdvisor.
“My wife and I stayed for 2 nights and we were impressed beyond expectation! Walking to our rooms in the evening was so magical as the path ways were lit up by gas torches. Mary and Blessing at the lodge was amazing and we were well taken care of.” – William TripAdvisor.
“What a beautiful lodge with great activities – very recommendable. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty. Great rooms with a lovely bed. Great to hear animal sounds while sleeping!” – Coastal TripAdvisor.
Top reasons for staying at Kosi Forest Lodge:
- The lodge is surrounded by the untouched wilderness of the Kosi Nature Reserve.
- The rooms are spacious, private and have heavenly outdoor bathrooms.
- The staff are helpful and friendly.
- Meals are filling and delicious.
- There are a number of activities you can enjoy in the area.
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