Kosi Forest Lodge is set in a beautiful sand forest on the banks of the Kosi Lakes system and provides unique accommodation in iSimangaliso. The thatched bush suites are carefully positioned to provide guests with privacy and an intimacy with the peaceful surroundings. The romantic en-suite bathrooms are open-air, giving guests a truly unique experience. Guests can relax at the pool with its unsurpassed views of Lake Shengeza.
All our bedrooms have the following features:
From the moment you arrive, you instantly relax at this accommodation in iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Maybe it’s the feel of the soft white sand between your toes, the peaceful canopy of shady trees, the call of the fish eagle or just the warm welcome from our staff. Whatever it is, you know you have left the stress of your busy life behind.
A massive Zulu podberry tree is the focal point of the main lodge with the lounge, dining room and bar all opening onto a large wooden deck around the tree. Kosi Forest Lodge takes full advantage of Maputoland’s sultry weather with most meals served alfresco – on the deck or under large albizia trees.
Candles light the area at night giving it a warm, romantic ambience reminiscent of wild African adventures of long ago.
The swimming pool overlooks Lake Shengeza where you can while away the afternoon cooling off, sipping on your favourite drink while watching the resident pod of hippos safely below.
It is the local knowledge of the staff that has many guests raving about their stay at Kosi Forest Lodge. Our guides grew up here and know the place like the back of their hand. There’s not a path untrodden or a secret access to this estuarine wonderland that they don’t know about. To get to the launch site for the daily guided canoeing, one walks along pathways forged by hippos grazing at night.
While canoeing one gently glides through waterways reminiscent of Amazonian vistas. After carefully navigating this area, we gently cruise through the Sihadla Channel with its swampy forests, marshlands and abundant birdlife. The Kosi Lakes are home to rare birds such as the Pels fishing owl and the palm nut vulture and there is a very good chance of seeing both on your visit.