Kosi Forest Lodge

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Located in :
Kwazulu - Natal
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Kosi Forest Lodge

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Located in :
Kwazulu - Natal
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Kosi Forest Lodge is situated in the unspoiled wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Highlights

  • Kosi Forest Lodge is situated within the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park, South Africa's last unexplored wetland
  • The lodge offers a choice of six Forest rooms and two Family rooms all nestled between the trees of a sand forest
  • Kosi Forest Lodge allows guests the unique opportunity of canoeing the Kosi Lake system

You should know

  • Kosi Forest Lodge welcomes children of all ages
  • Children sharing with adults 0-3 years: no charge.
  • Children sharing with adults 4-12 years: 50% of adult rate.
  • Children sharing with adults 13-18 years: 75% of adult rate.
  • 2 night minimum stay required year round

The detail

The 16-bed lodge offers comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities. Explore this unique ecosystem by guided canoe, boat trip on the lakes, raffia forest walks or day excursion to nearby coastal beaches. Discover one of South Africa’s best ecotourism destinations.

The six thatch, glass, and canvas Forest Rooms are nestled in a captivating indigenous forest of the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve providing privacy under the forest’s peaceful canopy of shady trees. The rooms are raised on a wooden deck with a beautifully appointed bedroom, balcony, dressing room and separate bath and shower. The romantic en-suite bathroom is open-air in a reed-enclosed boma. Set in white beach sand and positioned under one of the huge forest trees, guests are guaranteed a truly unique experience. The bedrooms have low wooden walls with mosquito netting and roll-up canvas blinds allowing for full views of the surrounding forest.

Kosi Forest Lodge has become increasingly popular as a honeymoon destination. The Honeymoon Forest Room is completely private and allows couples to enjoy the serenity of the surrounding sand forest undisturbed. Complimentary honeymoon treats include a bottle of sparkling wine, private dinner and romantic turndown on night of arrival.

Kosi Forest Lodge is an outdoor paradise for children and can be easily accommodated in the two Family Rooms comprising of two chalets each with en-suite shower, basin and toilet as well as a common outdoor boma bath and shower. The two chalets are linked by a short walkway.

Activities available at the lodge consists of guided canoeing, fishing, snorkeling, birding, boat trips, Kosi Mouth visit, Raffia Palm Forest walk and turtle tracking.

Kosi Forest Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for an adventure getaway.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, guided canoe trip and a guided walk in Raffia Forest.
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Rates & Pricing

$ 220 USD
$ 120 USD
$ 220 USD
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Andries
we stayed in the lodge for 2 nights. The staff were lovely and accommodation was good. We enjoyed the snorkeling, hippo watching and waking up amongst in the middle of the forest. The rooms were clean, well maintained and the outside shower and bath were amazing!!
Frederic
Great place to rest, sleep among trees and hear the morning birds and monkeys. Staff are so careful, meals are very good (they care about kiddies menus). Swimming pool is next to the lake where hippos are resting We enjoyed our stay very much !!
Yann
We spend only one night, but it was a great experience. We did the walk in the forest plus the Canoe excursion. The both were very interesting, Joseph, our guide, was very gentle and he told us great stories about his culture and a lot of details regarding the forest and the wildlife. Our room was very cool with the outside shower! And the bed is huge!
Shirley Benney
Loved the lakes, canoeing on the river and walks. Meals were great (set menus but delicious), guides were excellent (in particular PQ). Rooms were quite basic. Outdoor activities and location made up for rooms. Generator runs from 7 in the morning to 10 at night which is more than adequate.
James
There is not a thing about this place that they are getting wrong! Perfect for our first visit & introduction to this beautiful area. Everything (food, rooms, facilities, activities) at the lodge is a perfect balance between - luxurious but not starched. Relaxed and unpretentious, yet you feel thoroughly spoilt & in such a beautiful location. All levels of staff share the same friendly & helpful attitude - and every little detail is taken care of. The guided activities & picnics are worth every cent. Heartily recommend this place and it's value for money especially when visiting this area without a 4x4. Thank you Kosi Bay Lodge - don't change a thing!
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4.7
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178 reviews
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
,
ZA
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
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US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
,
IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
,
ZA
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
Steven Hopson
,
US
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