Kosi Forest Lodge

Accommodation in Kosi Bay and surrounds

Star Rating:4

Situated in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, this 16-bed wilderness lodge offers guests the unique opportunity of exploring a pristine wetland environment in guided canoes and vehicles. Activities include boat cruises through the 18km lake system and estuarine waterways, swimming at the nearby, isolated Bhanga Nek beach, birding walks through the ancient Raffia Forest, cultural visits to Tsonga communities and taking a short trip to the Kosi Mouth for an excellent snorkelling experience.

Home to the Palm Nut Vulture and Pel’s Fishing Owl, the area can be explored by keen birders at their leisure. Guests are accommodated in thatched bedrooms, on raised wooden decks, hidden in the sand forest with romantic outside bathrooms set under the lush leafy canopy.

Incorporated into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognized World Heritage Site, this lodge borders the Kosi Lake system and is a short drive to the nearby town of Manguzi (KwaNgwanase).

The Kosi Bay area is south of the southern border of Mozambique.

Lodge: S 27º 01.726’ E 32º 47.210’
Car Park (Total Service Station): S 26º 59.423’ E 32º 45.201’
Manguzi Airstrip: S 27º 01.06’ E 32º 45.01’

Room Description at :

8 en-suite comfortable thatch and canvas rooms set on wooden decks.
All beds have mosquito nets. Our unique open-air, reed enclosed bathrooms with the bath and shower sunk into white forest sand has been noted by our guests as one of the highlights of their visit.

2 x double rooms
5 x twin rooms
1x family suite - 2 rooms sharing a bathroom –joined by an outside walkway


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, Dinner, Breakfast, Teas, Tourism Levy, 14% VAT and the following activities:
One Night Stay: Guided canoeing on lakes and walk in the raffia forest.
Two Night Stay: Guided canoeing on lakes, walk in the raffia forest plus a day excursion to one of the beaches in the area.
Two Night Stay and Longer: Guided canoeing on lakes, walk in the raffia forest, a day excursion to one of the beaches in the area plus boat trip through the Kosi Lake system.

Rates Exclude: Optional extras


Extra information

Malaria: Mosquito Nets are provided (low risk area)

Facilities: Safe available at reception, No electricity available, Low celphone coverage.

Overlooking Lake Shengeza
ELECTRICITY The lodge’s services are run off a generator. There are limited lights in the rooms and bathroom areas.

OTHER FACILITIES Battery re-charging, safe at Reception, no Internet, phone at Reception & limited cell phone coverage MALARIA Kosi Forest Lodge is located in a low risk malaria area and we recommend that you consult your medical practitioner for anti-malaria prophylactic. The best insurance is the preventative kind: avoid being bitten by using mosquito repellent liberally.

TRIPLE POLICY No triples are possible.
For 2 of the rooms an extra mattress on the floor is possible for children 12years or under.

Rooms are open plan. A third adult can only be accommodated in the family suite.

• All children welcome;
• 12 years and under pay 50% of the full tariff, sharing with parents in the family suite only
• Children 12 yrs and 18 years pay 75% of the full tariff, sharing with adults in the family suite
• Earlier meal times are arranged for children under 8 years.

It would be appreciated if young children were not allowed in the dining area after 7pm.