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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is the only private accommodation in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. It is a haven of crisp, cool comfort in the sand forests and you will find that treading gently is a natural way of life in this soft sand forest. Glamping at its best, here you live amongst the trees, surrounded by birdsong. The perfect combination of thatch, tarpaulin and wood, what sets these tents apart is their unique bathrooms with an outdoor shower and deep, wide bath under a leafy canopy. Oil lamps are lit along the forest paths and in your tent as the sun sets, creating a warm glow and connection with the ancient past of this unspoilt land.

The gentle local staff are anxious to please and love to show off the beauty of this pristine part of the earth, be it gliding through a still river in a canoe, birdwatching, fishing or taking you snorkelling at the Kosi Bay river mouth. They are only too delighted to pack you a generous picnic lunch or organise a private, candle-lit dinner under the stars at the open fireside. Enjoy your favourite sundowner drink at the pool which overlooks the Lake Shengeza, where hippos grunt and Fish Eagles call.

The lodge is situated in a protected part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, famed for its diverse birdlife which includes forest, grassland and coastal birds. Palm-nut Vulture and Pel’s Fishing Owl are local delights.

As you walk lightly on this beautiful part of our earth, you too will become the gentlest version of yourself, as expressed in the words of Mary Oliver’s poem When I am Amongst the Trees:

Around me the trees stir their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
And light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”

Low SeasonHigh SeasonPeak Season
1 May 2018 - 31 July 2018 ZAR (per person per night, sharing)R2,190.00N/AN/A
1 Aug 2018 - 30 April 2019R2,880.00N/AN/A
ZAR, per person per night, sharing
GPS co-ordinates: -27.02861111111111, 32.786944444444444

Kosi Forest Lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park has 6 Forest Rooms and 2 Family Rooms.

All rooms have en-suite shower, toilet and basin as well as a romantic outdoor bathroom boma with shower and bath set in soft white sand. There is a choice of double or twin rooms.

Kosi Forest Lodge in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is an outdoor paradise for children which can easily be accommodated in the 2 Family Rooms comprising 2 chalets each with en-suite shower, basin and toilet as well as a common outdoor boma bath and shower. The 2 chalets are linked by a short walkway.

Rates include: Accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest

4x4 necessary from Mangusi (transfers can be arranged).