Set within the unspoilt wilderness of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu Natal, Kosi Forest Lodge is a peaceful nature retreat that offers amazing activities and a chance to explore this genuinely stunning coastal region. Isimangaliso is a World Heritage Site: its unique ecosystem is home to a diverse birdlife, rare coastal forests and amazing, rarely-seen creatures like leatherback turtles and palmnut vultures. Explore Isimangaliso's little-visited wetlands on guided canoe or boat trips and then take forest walks or day excursions to nearby beaches. The bird watching in the region is sensational, and between November and January, lucky guests can track rare leatherback and loggerhead turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs - Kosi Forest Lodge truly offers a luxurious eco-experience in the heart of the teeming Isimangaliso wetlands.


  • Set in the Isimangaliso Wetlands - a World Heritage Site
  • Small & intimate tented forest camp
  • Located in a sand forest on the banks of Kosi Lake
  • One of South Africa's best eco-lodges
  • Great range of wilderness & water activities
  • Romantic open-air bathrooms

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Kosi Forest Lodge offers internet access, a laundry service and a swimming pool, surrounded by a large wooden deck that offers views of the lake as you take a cooling dip. Grab a nightcap from the bar after dinner and relax in the candlelit lounge while planning your next day.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


Enjoy fine wines and gourmet cuisine at Kosi Forest Lodge as you dine on the terrace and under the large, shady trees; guests may also arrange for a private dining experience on their private veranda. If you are staying for two or more nights at the lodge, you can further enjoy a full picnic lunch on a day excursion to the area's wonderful tropical beaches.

Forest Room

Offering privacy and exclusivity, Kosi Forest Lodge's thatched Bush Suites are hidden in the rare and endangered sand forest of the reserve. Each suite is raised on a wooden deck and boasts amazing views as well as a beautifully appointed bedroom with its own dressing area and a deluxe open-air en suite bathroom that is enclosed in a reed boma. The bedrooms have low wooden walls with roll-up canvas blinds as well as mosquito netting.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area

Other Room Types

The private and most luxurious Honeymoon Suite is strategically placed to allow couples to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the sand forest completely undisturbed.


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Snorkelling
  • Specialist guides
  • Day tours
  • Cultural tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Aug 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $200 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The canoeing, walking tour and relaxing at the poolside overlooking the lake was a great break from all the game drives.

    Joyce and Patrick Vink, September 2015
  • In the case of Kosi, we were keen to see birdlife in the wetlands, however, the bird life there is seasonal and we were out of season! No birds. I will restate that both places were indeed pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless but "time over" we would not have travelled those significant distances to those venues. One tip to anyone going to Kosi - the road in is a doosey! Do heed the warnings about the necessity for 4 wheel drive (we got bogged but were quickly rescued!).

    Bernadette Lowther, January 2015
  • This was our next stop where we spent time in absolute peace and tranquility! It was a truly stunning place and we were pretty much the only people on the beach for the whole afternoon!

    Marisha Bakshi, April 2008

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Anja Naude

Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

"A unique Forest Lodge located in an indigenous forest close to the Kosi Lakes System. Kosi Lodge is a paradise for nature lovers who want to enjoy and explore this unique and still untouched wetland area."



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This was our next stop where we spent time in absolute peace and tranquility! It was a truly stunning place and we were pretty much the only people on the beach for the whole afternoon!

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