Kosi Forest Lodge is all about the iSimangaliso wetland park activities. To truly appreciate the beauty of this unique eco-system of intertwined lakes, waterways, ancient forests and grasslands you need to spend a few days exploring either by canoe, motorized boat or on foot. Nothing is quite as peaceful as exploring the waterways by guided canoe as the early morning sunlight reflects the magnificent trees that line channels. This is a birder’s paradise where one is often lucky enough to spot the rare Palmnut Vulture perched at the very top of the Raffia Palms.
See below for the many activities available.
(by Bernenice Meintjies of Characterstays)
When I go on holiday in a lovely place, I get that feeling of looking forward to everything. At Kosi Forest Lodge, the days have a pleasing pattern and I find myself anticipating each delight of the day. I am looking forward to the dinner out at the boma, next to a roaring open fire under open skies. The gentle and kind ladies serving us perfectly complement the setting.
Then I will have my delicious outdoor bath, with golden oil lamps lighting up the reed walls and the forest canopy above. I know I will sleep well, as somehow the quality of one’s sleep is directly proportional to the closeness to nature.
I will wake just before seven, lifting every one of the tarpaulin blinds of my cosy tent, letting in the rising sun and symphony of woodland birdsong while I drink my strong, hot coffee.
After a hot breakfast we may go canoeing on the Kosi lakes or snorkelling up at the Kosi Bay Mouth, and have a picnic lunch on the beach. This will be followed by a squishy nap, a guided Raffia Forest Walk or a read in bed, after which the whole anticipatory pleasure starts all over again.