Quick Facts

Kosi Forest Lodge
GPS Co-ordinates S27° 01’43.00”
E32° 47’13.00”
Access by Road 4×4 is required. 4×4 transfers offered twice daily from Manguzi. (Additional charge).Secure parking available in Manguzi for guest cars.
Nearest Airport Richards Bay Airport
Access by Air Daily flights to Richards Bay ex Johannesburg, 3hr 45 min road transfer to lodge. Regional & international flights to King Shaka International Airport 5hr 30 min road transfer to lodge..

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Kosi Forest Lodge


  • Guided Canoeing (no children under eight years)
  • Guided Raffia Forest Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Kosi Lakes Boat Trip and Picnic
  • Kosi Bay Mouth 4×4 excursion with Snorkeling and Picnic
  • Turtle Tracking in Season


Kosi Forest Lodge


  • May-Sept temperature ranges from 10c-25c
  • Sunny days with very cool mornings and evenings
  • Oct-April temperature ranges from 19c-38c
  • Days are hot and humid with occasional afternoon and evening thunderstorms
  • Sea temperatures between 21c-26c

Temperature Chart Mid Summer
Max (avg) °C
Mid Summer
Min (avg) °C
Mid Winter
Max (avg) °C
Mid Winter
Min (avg) °C
Durban 29 21 24 11
Cape Town 27 15 19 8
Johannesburg 26 15 18 4
Isibindi Zulu Lodge 26 15 19 3
Rhino Post Safari Lodge 32 21 28 8.7
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge 30 19 23 9
Thonga Beach Lodge 30 21 24 13
Kosi Forest Lodge 30 21 24 13


Kosi Forest Lodge


  • Comfortable, casual, cool, cotton bushwear
  • Hats, windbreaker year round
  • Swimwear, hats and sandals – summer
  • Comfortable sturdy walking shoes
  • Smart casual wear for dinner
  • Sunscreen, binoculars, cameras, spare batteries, lip cream, contact lens solution, spare glasses, reference books

Season Highlights

Kosi Forest Lodge


  • 15 Nov-16 Jan Turtle Breeding Season
  • Mar-Jun Best weather

Travelling With Children

Child Rates
Adults 0-3 years 4-12 years 13-18 years
2 adults sharing with 1 child Adult rate x 2 No charge Pays 50% of adult rate Pays 75% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 child Adult rate No charge Pays 75% of adult rate Pays 100% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 child under 3 years Adult rate plus 30% No charge N/A N/A

No additional beds can be accommodated in the rooms. Families travelling with children need to request a family suite.

Baby Sitters are available – 24 hours notice required.

Documents Required When Travelling With Children To South Africa

Table Of Facts

Kosi Forest Lodge


Number of Rooms 8 Forest Rooms
Configuration 2 double
6 twins 2 family suites
Maximum Guests 20
Children Children welcome
Maximum 8 children under 8 yrs Dinners served separately
Childminding Available by pre-arrangement
Triples No
WI FI Yes in main lodge only. Slow and intermittent
Cell Phone Coverage Yes, limited
Air Conditioning No
Overhead Fans Yes – wall mounted
Swimming Pool Yes
Electricity Limited generator/solar power
Bath Yes, outdoor bathroom boma
Shower Yes, both outdoor and indoor
Mosquito Nets Yes
Safe Yes
Telephones No
Laundry Service Yes additional charge
NO Smoking Policy No smoking permitted indoors
Wheelchair Access No
Distance Between Rooms 5 – 20 metres
Check In/Check Out 12h00 & 10h00
Credit Cards All accepted. No debit cards
Malaria Yes, low risk