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About Kosi Forest Lodge

Located within iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first World Heritage Site, Kosi Forest Lodge offers guests an opportunity to experience this wetland wilderness; a truly unique ecosystem of waterways, intertwined lakes, grasslands and ancient forests. Explore this untouched African wilderness either by canoe, boat or on foot. Kosi Forest Lodge has been created in an eco-conscious way, where the lodge facilities are designed to help you make the most of the natural surroundings throughout your stay.

They take full advantage of Maputaland’s sultry weather, and most meals are served al fresco under a canopy of magnificent trees. The rooms are rustic yet comfortable, each raised on a wooden platform with a private deck and tucked away between the trees. Listen out for the abundant birdcalls and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare palm-nut vulture which is regularly seen in the forest canopy. Experienced and passionate guides will delight in showing you all that this pristine natural area has to offer.

Kosi Forest Lodge Setting

The KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is one of the most naturally diverse and beautiful places in South Africa. There are so many reasons to escape to Kosi Forest Lodge - the unparalleled beauty and wilderness of the natural surroundings, the chance to completely relax and get away from it all and the time to connect with what’s truly important in life. Kosi Forest Lodge has the privilege of being surrounded by the Kosi Lake system, a unique ecosystem that is home to a spectacular variety of birds and animals.

This tropical paradise boasts crystal clear waters, marshland, lakes, swamp and coastal forests, and all are populated with fascinating creatures great and small. To truly appreciate the beauty of the unique surrounding ecosystem of waterways, intertwined lakes, grasslands and ancient forests, you need to spend a few days exploring -either by canoe, motorised boat or on foot. With so much to do, your only regret will be not having booked to stay for longer at this otherworldly paradise.

What's included

Rate Includes:

Accommodation, all meals, guided canoe trips and guided walks in the Raphia Palm Forest.

Rate Excludes:

Flights, road transfers, 4x4 transfers, park fees, Isibindi Foundation levy, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, full-day boat trips on the lakes.


How to get there

  • 6 hrs


  • Kosi Forest Lodge

    Kosi Forest Lodge, Manguzi, KwaZulu Natal, 3973, South Africa

  • Check in at Kosi Forest Lodge

    12:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Kosi Forest Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


    Kosi Forest Lodge impact highlights

    Kosi Forest Lodge is situated within iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. It is an important protected area covering over 300,000 hectares and comprising one-third of KwaZulu-Natal's expansive coastline. The park is a tropical paradise and home to an abundance of flora and fauna, of which Kosi Forest Lodge is proud to call home.

    Kosi Forest Lodge also works closely with the local community and is involved in various projects such as the Vulindela Vegetable Garden, a large scale commercial vegetable garden that supplies the community with fresh produce.

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