Concealed amid a sand forest by Kosi Lake, Kosi Forest is an eco-lodge with a peaceful, rustic ambience. With cosy rooms and outdoor bathrooms hidden amongst the trees, the lodge is a tranquil base for exploring the wetlands and lakes of its unspoilt surroundings.


Plan your journey

Location

The lodge sits at the heart of the 11,000 hectare Kosi Bay Nature Reserve on the edge of Kosi Lake. The reserve is compromised of vast wetlands, intertwines lakes and forest stretching all the way to Mozambique and the Indian Ocean. The lodge also lies close to the pristine Isimangaliso Wetland Park, 328,000 hectares of wetlands and 30,000-year-old sand dunes which cover an ancient forest and plays home to numerous hippo, turtle and birdlife.

Rooms

8 huts are reached by sandy pathways through the forest, all spaced a good distance apart from privacy. On raised wooden platforms, the huts sit peacefully under a canopy of fig or milkwood trees. The rustic yet comfortable interiors offer four-poster beds draped in lilac mosquito nets and ensuite toilets. Private decks with hammocks and deckchairs sit within the forest and to the back of the space, an outdoor sandy area boasts a bathtub and shower, concealed by bamboo walls.

Communal Areas

The open-sided main area is a wrapped around a Zulu podberry tree with a lounge, dining room and bar all opening to a large deck. Meals are often served al fresco on the deck or in the forest boma and a large sundeck and pool overlook Lake Shegenza for amazing sunset and sunrise views.

Activities

Take guided morning and afternoon walks through the forest in search of birds, discover the famous Tsonga fish traps of Kosi Bay and canoe through the narrow channels of the lake. Take full day boat trips and enjoy picnics on the pristine Bhanga Nek Beach or 4×4 excursions to soak up the warm waters at Kosi Bay Mouth. A little further afield is Tembe Elephant Park for a full day of game viewing. The lodge also has a path that weaves through the grasslands and forest around the lodge, ending at the swimming pool and sundeck.

Full Board

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Teas & coffees
Guided canoe trip
Guided walk in Raffia Forest.

When to go

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SUMMER

The hottest time of the year, with days predominately over 30°C/86°F. This period of the year is also the wettest, though rainfall usually comes in the form of short afternoon thunderstorms.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

SUMMER

The hottest time of the year, with days predominately over 30°C/86°F. This period of the year is also the wettest, though rainfall usually comes in the form of short afternoon thunderstorms.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

AUTUMN

Pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions, this remains a fantastic time of year to visit. The likelihood of rainfall decreases as the months' progress.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

AUTUMN

Pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions, this remains a fantastic time of year to visit. The likelihood of rainfall decreases as the months' progress.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

WINTER

The driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Midday temperatures are very pleasant, averaging around 25°C/77°F. Mornings can be cool, so worth packing warm clothes should you wish to take in any outdoor activities.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

WINTER

The driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Midday temperatures are very pleasant, averaging around 25°C/77°F. Mornings can be cool, so worth packing warm clothes should you wish to take in any outdoor activities.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

WINTER

The driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Midday temperatures are very pleasant, averaging around 25°C/77°F. Mornings can be cool, so worth packing warm clothes should you wish to take in any outdoor activities.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

WINTER

The driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Midday temperatures are very pleasant, averaging around 25°C/77°F. Mornings can be cool, so worth packing warm clothes should you wish to take in any outdoor activities.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

SPRING

With pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions, this remains a fantastic time of year to visit. The likelihood of rainfall increases towards the end of October.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

SPRING

With pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions, this remains a fantastic time of year to visit. The likelihood of rainfall increases towards the end of October.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

SUMMER

The hottest time of the year, with days predominately over 30°C/86°F. This period of the year is also the wettest, though rainfall usually comes in the form of short afternoon thunderstorms.

With its location along the Indian Ocean KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and warm largely dry winters.

SUMMER / WET SEASON

This is the perfect time to visit the Southern part of South Africa (Western, Garden Route and Eastern Cape), with clear skies and warm weather dominating. It is also a good time to visit KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensburg Mountains.

These months mark the wet season throughout the north of the country, where you can expect high temperatures and thunderstorms. So not ideal for safaris within these regions.

Of all the countries in Africa, South Africa is arguably the most climatically diverse; the beauty of this is that it is one destination which can be truly great throughout the year, you just need to know where to travel. With this in mind, we could suggest getting in touch to learn more.

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