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Kosi Forest Lodge

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Eco Lodges / On Lake, Lagoon or River - 8 Thatch Bush Rooms
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A fantastic ecotourism experience. On the forest walk the guides amazed us with their local knowledge of plants and trees, and how they are used to cure various ailments. Explore the vast lake system in canoes, and learn about Thonga culture on a boat trip – the fish traps are ingenious. Another highlight was the open-air bath and shower in a reed boma. During dinner beneath the stars and overhanging trees, we were paid a visit by a bush baby.

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ABOUT Kosi Forest Lodge

In the unspoilt Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, on the Elephant Coast in northern KwaZulu Natal, this unique eco lodge offers the unforgettable experience of exploring the tranquillity of the Kosi lakes in guided canoes and boats. Explore the pristine Elephant Coast offering Raffia Palm Forest walks, game viewing at nearby Tembe Elephant Park, seasonal turtle tracking and day trips to Kosi Bay mouth for snorkelling. Abundant birdlife with over 340 species including the rare Palm Nut Vulture. Excursions are conducted in open vehicles with friendly, professional guides.

Thatched bush rooms on raised wooden decks, hidden in the forest, provide a special experience. The open-air, reed-enclosed bathrooms with the bath and shower sunk into the white forest sand have been noted by guests as one of the highlights of their visit. Rates include all meals and activities - guided walks in the raffia forest, guided canoe trip and sundowner excursion.

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Children welcome | Transfer to lodge by 4x4

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SPECIAL OFFERS

Stay for 3 nights and get 50% off the third night!

Book for a three night stay between 1 and 15 December and get 50% off the third night. Rates include accommodation, all meals and various activities. From R7800 per person sharing.

Subject to availability. Ts & Cs apply.

ROOMS

Bush Room - Double
Sleeps 2
2 Units
Kosi Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas and coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest and Kosi Sundowner at Lake Shengeza
From R 3,120.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
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Family Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Kosi Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas and coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest and Kosi Sundowner at Lake Shengeza
From R 3,120.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
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Bush Room - Twin
Sleeps 3
5 Units
Kosi Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas and coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest and Kosi Sundowner at Lake Shengeza
From R 3,120.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 12:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

Kosi Forest Lodge
28 Feb 2013

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kosi Forest Lodge. It is a unique location and a wonderful experience to be in such an isolated destination. The lodge staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the activities and our guide, Jerome, was delightful and very knowledgeable. The food was excellent, very tasty and beautifully presented. It was delightful to hear the hippos at night and the birdlife was great. Our only disappointment was that the pool filter wasn't working so we were not able to swim but hopefully that will be fixed by now."

Anonymous from South Africa
Kosi Forest Lodge
03 Jan 2013

"A lovely place to stay. We had a great time."

Isabel botta from South Africa
Lovely winter trip
13 Aug 2012

"We - my son and me - stayed for three days at wonderful Kosi Forest Lodge. After the funny 4x4 trip to the lodge we enjoyed the outdoor bath, warm welcome and nice tours with the team. Kosi Forest Lodge is a real adventure with all cosiness you want to have. We are looking forward to a comeback."

Andrea Schneider from Germany

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

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.

10 km before Mkuze turn left to Jozini - as you leave Jozini proceed over the dam wall.

After 45 km at a T-Junction turn right towards “Kwangwanase”.

Proceed for another 47 km past Thembe Elephant Park towards KwaNgwanase (Manguzi).

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 hand side.

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.

For 4x4 guests

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 (9 km).

From Durban (approximately 4,5 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, proceed 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 46 km 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 hand side.

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.

For 4x4 guests

Proceed directly to the lodge. Nearing KwaNgwanase, turn right onto the D1843 (look out for the police station emblem and the big tele-communications tower further up from the corner) - then follow the signs straight through to the lodge (9 km).

GPS Coordinates

S27° 01.726’ E32° 47.210’