Experience the Beautiful Wetlands!
Kosi Forest Lodge offers guests the unique opportunity of exploring a pristine wetland environment in guided canoes and vehicles.
Kosi Forest Lodge a 16 bed private lodge in the unspoilt wilderness in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Kosi offers comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities. Explore this unique ecosystem by guided canoe, boat trip on the lakes, raffia forest walks or day excursion to nearby coastal beaches. Discover one of South Africa’s great eco tourist destinations. Kosi Forest Lodge’s setting provides guests with privacy and intimacy in peaceful surroundings. Guests can relax at the pool overlooking Lake Shengeza.
Vital Information: 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 so avoid being bitten by using mosquito repellent liberally.
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You will want to stay for longer than you have time to do so.
Pack comfortable walking, swimming action kit and something nice for the evenings. Remember hats and sun protection. A warm & waterproof jacket is always a good standby.
All activities are available to guests ONLY. Some may be included in your rate.
Rates from R1450.00 Park fees are included in the rate. Kosi rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees and the following activities: One night stay, Guided canoeing on lakes and walk in the Raffia Forest: Two nights get the same as one PLUS boat tour on Kosi lakes, swimming at Bhanga Nek followed by a picnic lunch.
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Guided Canoeing Trips
Often the highlight of your stay the guided canoeing trip gives you the opportunity to canoe along the Sihadla channel and admire the magnificent Raffia Palms. The bird life while canoeing is very rewarding. Canoeing is always accompanied by a guide. No experience is required. Unfortunately no children under 12.
The best way to see the Kosi Lake system is by boat as it is a series of interconnected lakes which stretch over 18km. Full day boat trips through various sized lakes and channels, include a
walk through the famous Kosi Bay fish traps – a must whilst staying at Kosi Forest Lodge, as well as a
picnic lunch and a swim in the sea at Bhanga Nek. This is included if you stay two nights or more.
Kosi Mouth Visit
This trip is a full day activity and takes just over an hour to drive to the beautiful Kosi Bay Mouth. There’s great
snorkelling with plenty of fish to view all year round. The water is warm and the rock pools along this protected stretch of coastline are a virtual aquarium of brilliant subtropical fish. Enjoy swimming in the warm Indian Ocean waters, soaking up the sun and enjoying a scrumptious picnic lunch.
Raffia Palm Forest Walk
Early morning or late afternoon guided walks through the magnificent Raffia Palm Forest are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the abundant birdlife and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare palm-nut vulture.
Tembe Elephant Park
Tembe Elephant Park is only an hour’s drive from Kosi Forest Lodge and guests can enjoy a day game viewing in this 30,000ha wilderness. There is fabulous elephant viewing from the game hides.
Turtle tracking is offered every night from 15 November to 15 January. These excursions (including transfers to and from the beach) can last up to 3-4hrs and may return very late. Giant Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles make their way home having swum the length of the continent in a return journey to the beach where they were born. Utmost precaution is taken to ensure that she is not disturbed.
Illala Palm Wine Tasting/Cultural Experience
Our guide will take you into a local village for some wine tasting (be careful as it can be strong!) as well as an explanation and tour of their homes, followed by Sundowners around Lake Shengeza.