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Kosi Forest Lodge

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- Eco Camp
- Isimangaliso Wetlands
- Swimming Pool
- Kayaking & Snorkelling

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Situated in the majestic Isimangaliso Wetland Park, this 16-bed wilderness eco-lodge is a superb base for a relaxed stay amidst nature with first class kayaking and snorkelling available nearby.

The lodge itself consists of 16 thatched bedrooms built on raised wooden decks, each hidden within the sand forest with atmospheric outside bathrooms. There is a lovely Central pool overlooking the lake and the whole place comes alive in the evening when it is beautifully lit by oil lanterns. Activities include boat cruises through the 18km lake system and estuarine waterways, swimming at the nearby, isolated Bhanga Nek beach, birding walks through the ancient Raffia Forest, cultural visits to Tsonga communities and taking a short trip to the Kosi Mouth for an excellent snorkelling experience.

The highlight of many guests stay at Kosi Forest Lodge is the canoe trip on the Kosi Lakes. Guests get the opportunity to canoe along the Sihadla channel and admire the magnificent Raffia Palms. The bird life while canoeing is very rewarding. Canoeing is always accompanied by a guide and is included in the full board rate. Unfortunately no children under 12.

It is just over an hour's drive to the beautiful Kosi Bay Mouth, where there's great year round snorkelling. The water is warm and almost always crystal clear. The lodge organised a day tour to the Mouth with picnic lunch and snorkelling equipment that is highly recommended.

Kosi Lodge works well as a Coastal leg of an itinerary for those who value nature, wilderness and activities such as snorkelling and kayaking over the glossier attractions of a large beach resort.

Standard rooms are available as doubles or twins. For families there is a family suite, made up of 2 interconnecting rooms. Otherwise, there is a maximum of 1 additional child per room.

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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

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