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  • S27° 01’ 43.00” 
E32° 47’13.00”

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GETTING TO KOSI FOREST LODGE

A 4x4 vehicle is required to get to Kosi Forest Lodge. We offer twice daily 4x4 transfers from Manguzi (KwaNgwanasi). Guests requiring a 4x4 transfer will meet a representative from Kosi Forest Lodge at the Total gas station in the main street of Manguzi and then follow our representative to a secure parking area in town where they will leave their vehicle. The transfer is in an open 4x4 vehicle to Kosi Forest Lodge. Transfer time is approximately 25 minutes. Pickup times are 12h00 or 16h00 and must be pre-booked with our reservations office.

Guests travelling in their own 4x4 vehicles can drive all the way through to the lodge.

Due to the condition of the road, we advise that guests plan their journey to arrive no later than 16h00. 

Please scroll down for detailed directions.

Recommended Route FOR GUESTS DRIVING IN THEIR OWN 4x4 VEHICLE

FROM JOHANNESBURG

Estimated Travel time (8 HRS)

Travel to Ermelo and follow signs onto the N2 to Piet Retief (eMkhondo). Follow the N2 to Piet Retief and then to Pongola. From Pongola continue on the N2 South for approximately 52 km. Turn left on the road to Jozini. Continue 20 km to Jozini.
Drive carefully straight through the town of Jozini and immediately on exiting the town turn left towards the “Coastal Forest Reserve and KwaNgwanasi” (signposted), this road will take you over the Jozini Dam wall.
Proceed for 38 km until you reach a T-junction where you will turn right towards “KwaNgwanasi”. Proceed for another 44 km past the Tembe Elephant Park until you reach a large traffic circle. At the traffic circle continue straight (second exit) following the sign to KwaNgwanasi / Farazela Border.
From the traffic circle travel 21km and then turn right onto the D1843 which is marked by a small green sign post and a police station badge emblem. Note that both these signs are quite small so you need to be alert and look out for them. Follow the D1843 which bends right at the first intersection and just before the police station turn left onto a gravel road. Follow the signs to Kosi Forest Lodge for approximately 9kms.

*There are many speed bumps through and after Jozini. The route often has cattle wandering across the roads and some of the signs have fallen down so we advise driving slowly and cautiously and strongly advise against traveling after dark.

FROM DURBAN

Estimated Travel time (5 HRS)

Follow the exit signs out of the airport and head north on the N2 toll in the direction of KwaDukuza (formerly Stanger) then Empangeni / Richards Bay / Mtubatuba / Hluhluwe. Travel on the N2 for 230km from the airport and then take the Hluhluwe and Sodwana Bay offramp. Turn right over the highway bridge towards Hluhluwe town. Proceed straight through the town until you reach the last (i.e. fourth) traffic circle. At the circle turn left (first exit) following the R22 / Sodwana Bay signpost. Continue for 1.3 km and turn right over the railway line on the R22 towards Sodwana Bay / Mbazwana.
Continue straight on the R22 for 124 km which will take you past Mbazwana & Mseleni until you reach a large traffic circle. At the traffic circle turn right (third exit) following the sign to KwaNgwanasi / Farazela Border. From the traffic circle travel 21km and then turn right onto the D1843 which is marked by a small green sign post and a police station badge emblem. Note that both these signs are quite small so you need to be alert and look out for them. Follow the D1843 which bends right at the first intersection and just before the police station turn left onto a gravel road. Follow the signs to Kosi Forest Lodge for approximately 9kms.

*There are many speed bumps through and after Hluhluwe and the route often has cattle wandering across the roads so we advise driving slowly and cautiously and strongly advise against traveling after dark.

Recommended Route FOR GUESTS REQUIRING A 4X4 TRANSFER TO THE LODGE

FROM JOHANNESBURG

Estimated Travel time (8 HRS)

Travel to Ermelo and follow signs onto the N2 to Piet Retief (eMkhondo). Follow the N2 to Piet Retief and then to Pongola. From Pongola continue on the N2 South for approximately 52 km. Turn left on the road to Jozini. Continue 20 km to Jozini. Drive carefully straight through the town of Jozini and immediately on exiting the town turn left towards the “Coastal Forest Reserve and KwaNgwanasi” (signposted), this road will take you over the Jozini Dam wall.
Proceed for 38 km until you reach a T-junction where you will turn right towards “KwaNgwanasi”. Proceed for another 44 km past the Tembe Elephant Park until you reach a large traffic circle. At the traffic circle continue straight (second exit) following the sign to KwaNgwanasi / Farazela Border.
Drive 23 km into the town of KwaNgwanasi (also known as Manguzi) and look out for the Total Garage complex on your left-hand side.
A Kosi Forest Lodge representative will meet you at this service station and drive you to a secure car park not far away. The trip to the lodge from here will be approximately 25mins in an open 4x4 vehicle. Please pre-book which pick up time you require: 12h00 or 16h00.

*Please note: 4x4 transfers must be booked 48 hours before arrival to ensure that there is a vehicle available. There are many speed bumps through and after Jozini. The route often has cattle wandering across the roads and some of the signs have fallen down so we advise driving slowly and cautiously and strongly advise against traveling after dark.

FROM DURBAN

Estimated Travel time (5 HRS)

Follow the exit signs out of the airport and head north on the N2 toll in the direction of KwaDukuza (formerly Stanger) then Empangeni / Richards Bay / Mtubatuba / Hluhluwe. Travel on the N2 for 230km from the airport and then take the Hluhluwe and Sodwana Bay offramp. Turn right over the highway bridge towards Hluhluwe town. Proceed straight through the town until you reach the last (i.e. fourth) traffic circle. At the circle turn left (first exit) following the R22 / Sodwana Bay signpost. Continue for 1.3 km and turn right over the railway line on the R22 towards Sodwana Bay / Mbazwana.
Continue straight on the R22 for 124 km which will take you past Mbazwana & Mseleni until you reach a large traffic circle. At the traffic circle turn right (third exit) following the sign to KwaNgwanasi / Farazela Border. Drive 23 km into the town of KwaNgwanasi (also known as Manguzi) and look out for the Total Garage complex on your left-hand side. A Kosi Forest Lodge representative will meet you at this service station and drive you to a secure car park not far away. The trip to the lodge from here will be approximately 25mins in an open 4x4 vehicle. Please pre-book which pick up time you require: 12h00 or 16h00.

*Please note: 4x4 transfers must be booked 48 hours before arrival to ensure that there is a vehicle available. There are many speed bumps through and after Hluhluwe and the route often has cattle wandering across the roads so we advise driving slowly and cautiously and strongly advise against traveling after dark.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 4x4 transfers must be pre-booked with our reservations office
  • There are 2 pickups per day: 12h00 and 16h00
  • If you are running late or early please ensure that you advise the lodge or our reservations office.
  • Suggest you fill up your fuel tank in Hluhluwe, Jozini or Manguzi as there is no fuel available at the lodge.

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:
Reservations:                            +27 (0)35 474 1473
Emergency/after-hours:      +27 (0)60 972 4810
Kosi Forest Lodge:                  +27 (0)82 873 8874

GPS CO-ORDINATES:
KOSI FOREST LODGE   : S27° 01’ 43.000” E32° 47’13.000”
TOTAL GARAGE                : S26° 59’ 13.138” E32° 45’24.249”

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