forest lodge a place left as nature intended

There are very few truly unspoilt places left in the world. The area surrounding Kosi Forest Lodge is one of them. Conscious of the privilege we have of being situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, Kosi Forest Lodge has been created in an eco-conscious way, using nature as our guide.

A natural connection

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.

Discover an ancient land

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. Our experienced and passionate guides will delight in showing you all that this pristine natural area has to offer.

Cuisine

Our innovative chef and professional culinary team are the source of much acclaim, not only for their sumptuous cuisine which will delight your palate while nourishing your body, but also for the ethical and sustainable philosophy which underpins how everything is sourced and prepared behind the scenes.

FACILITIES AT THE LODGE

The lodge facilities are designed to enhance your experience of the exquisite wilderness. To help you make the most of the natural surroundings throughout your stay, the common and private facilities at the lodge are focused on getting you to observe and explore nature as you go about your day. We take full advantage of Maputaland’s sultry weather, and most meals are served al fresco under a canopy of magnificent trees.

  • Dining

    Your breakfast and luncheon are served in the covered dining area, where you’ll also find a 24/7 tea and coffee station with delicious homemade biscuits. You’ll enjoy most of our generous and flavourful meals on the outdoor dining deck.

  • Bar

    Our well-stocked bar serves all your usual favourites against the backdrop of the forest and lake.

  • Main-Lodge

    Main Lodge

    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.

  • SWIMMING POOL

    The swimming pool overlooks Lake Shengeza. While away the afternoon cooling off, sipping on your favourite drink while watching the resident pod of hippos.

  • OUTDOOR BOMA

    Meals are often served in our forest boma, where a crackling fire is lit in the evenings. We usually serve a traditional South African braai showcasing typical local cuisine

  • Pathway

    Walking Path

    Enjoy a pleasant, easy walk through the grassland and forest that surrounds the lodge.

  • Outdoor-Bathroom

    OUTDOOR BATHROOMS

    Completely private, our outdoor bathrooms under the trees are a Kosi Forest Lodge highlight. Lie back, relax and feel truly at one with the soothing sights, sounds and smells of the surrounding sand forest..

journey with purpose

Kosi Forest Lodge works closely with the Mnyayisa community. Partnering with women from the this community the Isibindi Foundation has established and funded the Vulindlela Vegetable Garden. Zululand Nurseries in Eshowe has partnered with us to create this large scale commericial vegetable garden and all the infrastructure required in a project like this. The project will suppy this comnunity with fresh produce. It will serve as a source of income for this co-op. The lodge will also be buying their produce from the vegetable garden. Monthly litter clean ups in the Kosi Lake system have been undertaken for many years.

journey with purpose

Kosi Forest Lodge works closely with the Mnyayisa community. Partnering with women from the this community the Isibindi Foundation has established and funded the Vulindlela Vegetable Garden. Zululand Nurseries in Eshowe has partnered with us to create this large scale commericial vegetable garden and all the infrastructure required in a project like this. The project will suppy this comnunity with fresh produce. It will serve as a source of income for this co-op. The lodge will also be buying their produce from the vegetable garden. Monthly litter clean ups in the Kosi Lake system have been undertaken for many years.

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