CONTACT & LOCATION
GETTING TO KOSI FOREST LODGE
Kosi Forest Lodge is accessible by 4x4 vehicle only. Guests who are NOT travelling in a 4x4 vehicle should meet a representative from Kosi Forest Lodge at the Total gas station in the main street of Manguzi. They must arrange a pickup time (either 12h00 or 16h00) with our reservations department when making a reservation. Guests will follow our representative to a secure parking area in the town where they will leave their vehicle. They will then be transferred in an open 4x4 vehicle to Kosi Forest Lodge. The transfer time is approximately 25 minutes.
Guests travelling in their own 4x4 vehicle should follow directions & map provided which may be downloaded here.
RECOMMENDED ROUTE FROM JOHANNESBURG (8-9 HRS)
From Johannesburg head to Piet Retief and Pongola on the N2 and proceed south towards Mkuze. Approximately 45km from Pongola and 10km before Mkuze turn left towards Jozini. On leaving Jozini take a left turn towards the “Coastal Forest Reserve and KwaNgwanasi” (signposted), ensuring that you are proceeding over the Pongola dam wall. After 45km at a T-junction turn right towards “KwaNgwanasi”. Proceed for another 47km past Tembe Elephant Park towards the town of Manguzi (KwaNgwanasi) and follow the directions below depending on whether you have a 4x4 or not.
Please note that the route from Jozini onwards often has cattle wandering across it, some of the signs have fallen down and so caution and slower driving speeds are necessary. Please check on local websites (the AA website is particularly recommended) for advice on road works particularly between Johannesburg and Kosi.
RECOMMENDED ROUTE FROM DURBAN (5HRS)
From Durban, proceed on the N2 North out of Durban bypassing Richards Bay, Empangeni and Mtubatuba and head towards the town of Hluhluwe. Take exit P453/R22 towards Hluhluwe. Turn right over the highway. Proceed through the town of Hluhluwe and go through 3 traffic circles and turn left towards Mbazwane/Sodwana Bay. Proceed for 0.7km and turn right again towards Sodwana Bay/Mbazwane. Shortly after turning right you will cross over a railway line. You will now be on the R22, continue on this road for 125km passing Sodwana Bay and Mbazwana, until you come to a traffic circle where you cannot continue straight any more. At this traffic circle turn right towards Kwangwanasi/Kosi Bay and follow the directions below, depending on whether you have a 4x4 or not. For non 4x4 guests: From the traffic circle drive 22km into KwaNgwanasi (Manguzi or Kosi Bay). Proceed into the town and look out for the Total Garage on your left hand side. Once you arrive at this service station, a Kosi Forest Lodge representative will meet you there 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. 4x4 guests going direct to the lodge: From the traffic circle travel 21km and then turn right onto the D1843 which is marked by a small green sign post with D1843 and a police station sign (a police badge emblem). Note that both these signs are quite small so you need to be alert and look out for them. Follow this road as it bends right and just before the police station turn left onto a gravel road and follow the signs to Kosi Forest Lodge. (9kms)