South Africa's last unexplored WETLAND WILDERNESS

YOURS TO DISCOVER

Kosi Forest Lodge is situated within iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, giving you the opportunity to experience exclusive, close encounters with the untouched African wilderness. The lodge is surrounded by untold biodiversity and beauty that you simply have to see for yourself. There is limited electricity, and candlelight gives the lodge a warm, romantic ambience reminiscent of wild African adventures of long ago. This is fitting for this ancient land with a mystical quality that you’ll never quite be able to describe. It’s a place where you can rediscover nature, and, even more importantly, rediscover yourself.

YOUR ENCHANTED HIDING PLACE

Enter a magical waterworld of lakes, raffia forests and the home of the only fruit-eating vulture in the world. Your rustic yet comfortable forest room on raised wooden platforms is tucked away under the canopy of a large natal fig or milkwood tree, and every morning begins with the chorus of a myriad of birds. Feel the soft white sand between your toes and the shade of the peaceful forests, listen to the call of the fish eagle, embrace the warm welcome from our staff and know that you have left the stress of your busy life behind.

ACCESS BY ROAD

A 4×4 is required, and secure parking is available at Manguzi for guest vehicles. Daily 4×4 transfers from the lodge leave at 10h30. There is an additional charge for 4×4 transfers.

ACCOMMODATION

Our forest rooms make you feel truly connected with the outdoors, while safe and comfortable. All rooms have both romantic outdoor bathroom bomas as well as en-suite indoor showers.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

November-February is turtle breeding season and March-June has the best weather.

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks" - John Muir

PACKAGES & TRAVEL IDEAS

TRAVEL TRADE & MEDIA

Experiences RAFFIA PALM FOREST WALK

Enjoy early morning or late afternoon guided walks through the magnificent raffia palm forest. Listen out for the abundant bird calls and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare palm-nut vulture.

Boat Trips on the Lake at Kosi Forest Lodge

BOAT TRIPS ON THE LAKE

A full day boat trip is a wonderful way to explore the fascinating lakes and channels, learn about fish traps, enjoy a picnic and walk to the pristine Bhanga Nek Beach.

Kosi Forest Lodge
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GUEST REVIEWS

“Very nice place, cosy and warm”

The place is great, quite rustic but in a very comfortable way, very big bed and large bathroom with an outdoor bath and shower too. The staff is great and the food too. The forest around is just magnificent. Definitely a place to visit again and again.

Barbara V

Stayed January 2019

“An idyllic retreat in a wonderful part of the country”

The name says it all about the location - in a forest, part of the Kosi Bay end of the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. The staff are caring, interested in all their guests and run a very good establishment. It is small, only eight units, and no more than three were full any night we were there, but the service remained excellent. The included activities (canoe trip and raffia palm walk) were fascinating, and there was an interesting range of other activities on offer. Kosi Bay is a long way from anywhere, but the R22 is an excellent road and so access is easy. Unreservedly recommend - we suggest a minimum three night stay.

Malcolm R

Bristol, England
Stayed November 2018

THE ISIBINDI FOUNDATION

Isibindi Africa is built on community-minded conservation, which means that the people, flora and fauna of a place, are an inherent part of the beauty and the sustainability of that place.

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