Kosi Forest Lodge is situated in an unspoilt wilderness area of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This rustic 20 bed lodge nestled in a beautiful sand forest on the waterways of the Kosi Lakes System offers comfortable accommodation in wood, thatch & canvas chalets with romantic outdoor boma bathrooms. The bush suites are carefully positioned to provide guests with privacy and an intimacy with the peaceful surroundings. A nature lover͛s & birder͛s paradise which can be explored by guided canoe trips, boat trips on the lakes, Raffia Forest walks or 4×4 excursions to nearby pristine beaches offering excellent snorkelling. From November to January nocturnal Sea Turtle Tracking is available. Guests can relax at the swimming pool overlooking Lake Shengeza which is home to hippos, crocodiles and a wealth of water birds. Like all Isibindi Africa Lodges – Kosi Forest Lodge is a community owned lodge.



  • S 27° 01’43.00″
  • E 32° 47’13.00″ 

Closest main Airport

  • Richards Bay or Durban – daily scheduled flights from Durban & Johannesburg.

Travel times by Road from closest major city

  • 4 x 4 access required
  • Durban to Kosi via road 6hrs
  • Johannesburg to Kosi via road 8hrs
  • Transfers offered @ 12h00 & 16h00


No. of rooms

8 Canvas & Thatch Cabins

Room Categories
  • 1 double
  • 5 twins
  • 2 family suite (2 rooms sharing 1 bathroom)
Room Facilities
  • Wall mounted fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Indoor/Outdoor shower
  • Safe
Price of rooms

From R2170 – R3090 per person per night

What does the rate include

Accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest.

Seasonal Specials
  • Kosi Explorer – 3 nights & Boat Trip
  • Package #22 Rates from R6 510 pp
  • This special package CANNOT be combined with any other special or discount.



List of Facilities/ Activities available for guests

  • Swimming pool
  • Canoeing on Kosi Lakes
  • Guided Boat Trips on Kosi Lakes – additional charge
  • Raffia Forest Walks
  • Guided Day Trips and snorkeling to Kosi Bay Mouth – additional charge
  • Turtle Tracking (15 Nov – 15 Jan) additional charge
  • Sundowners at Pool Deck overlooking the lake
  • Bird Watching

Is there Wi-Fi available in reception areas:

Yes in main lounge area Wi-Fi can be slow & intermittent due to the satellite connection.

Dress Code

What guests should bring:

  • Comfortable, casual & cool neutral colours for walks, swimwear, hats & sandals
  • All weather windbreaker & comfortable sturdy walking shoes
  • Smart casual wear for dinner
Important Information

Important information guests should be aware of:

  • Check-in/out times: 12h00 & 10h00
  • All accepted. No debit cards
  • Malaria – Low risk
  • Limited generator power/solar
Season Highlights
  • 15 Nov – 15 Jan Turtle Breeding
  • Season Mar – June Best weather


Isimangaliso World Heritage Park
3815 Manguzi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Reservations:  +27 (0) 35 474 1473
Email:  res@isibindi.co.za
Website: www.isibindi.co.za