Guided canoeing
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.

Raffia Palm Forest Walk
Enjoy early morning or late afternoon guided walks through the magnificent Raffia Palm Forest. Listen out for the abundant birdcalls and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare Palm-nut Vulture, whom is seen regularly in the canopy. The raffia palm is the largest palm in the world. 

Full Day Boat Trip
The Kosi Lake system is a series of interconnected lakes which stretch over some 18km. The best way to see the system is by boat. 

Full Day Kosi Mouth Visit
It takes just over an hour to drive to the beautiful Kosi Bay Mouth. Here you will see how the sea and lakes interconnect in a wonderful swirl of colour, sand and water. There’s great snorkelling with plenty of fish to view all year round. 

​​Turtle tracking
Turtle tracking is offered every night from 15 November to 15 January. These excursions (including transfers to and from the beach) can last up to 3-4hrs and may return very late. Giant Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles make their way home having swum the length of the continent in a return journey to the beach where they were born. 

Kosi Forest Lodge


Incorporated into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognized World Heritage Site, this lodge borders the Kosi Lake system and is a short drive to the nearby town of Manguzi (KwaNgwanase). The Kosi Bay area is south of the southern border of Mozambique. 
The lodge has a comfortable lounge area and open air dining.

The Camp



8 en-suite comfortable thatch and canvas rooms set on wooden decks. All beds have mosquito nets. Our unique open-air, reed enclosed bathrooms with the bath and shower sunk into white forest sand has been noted by our guests as one of the highlights of their visit.
2 x double rooms
5 x twin rooms
1 x family suite - 2 rooms sharing a bathroom – joined by an outside walkway 

Situated in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, this 16-bed wilderness lodge offers guests the unique opportunity of exploring a pristine wetland environment in

guided canoes and vehicles. 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. Guests are accommodated in thatched bedrooms, on raised wooden decks, hidden in the sand forest with romantic outside bathrooms set under the

lush leafy canopy.