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Kosi Forest Lodge Reviews & Information

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Activities, Sports & Leisure

  • Guided canoeing
  • Boat trips
  • Guided canoeing
  • Turtle tracking
  • Kosi Mouth Visit
  • Raffia Palm Forest Walk
  • Tembe Elephant Park.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Housekeeping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safari drives
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Double Room

Family Room

Twin Room

The rooms at the Lodge are situated a raised on a wooden deck that includes a; private balcony, dressing room, and en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom is in the open-air allowing guests to experience an authentic forest feel throughout their stay,

Room Amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private balcony
  • Outdoor bathroom
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -27.028771

Longitude: 32.786551


Recommended route from Johannesburg: (8 hours)

From Johannesburg head to Piet Retief and Pongola on the N2 and proceed south towards Mkuze.
Approximately 45km from Pongola and 10km before Mkuze turn left towards Jozini.
On leaving Jozini take a left turn towards the Coastal Forest Reserve and KwaNgwanase (signposted), ensuring that you are proceeding over the Pongola dam wall.
After 45km at a T-junction turn right towards KwaNgwanase.
Proceed for another 47 km past Tembe Elephant Park towards the town of Manguzi (KwaNgwanase) and follow the directions below depending on whether you have a 4x4 or not.

Please note that the route from Jozini onwards often has cattle wandering across it, some of the signs have fallen down and so caution and slower driving speeds are necessary.

Please check on local websites (the AA website is particularly recommended) for advice on road works particularly between Johannesburg and Kosi.

Directions from Durban City: (5 hours)

From Durban, proceed on the N2 North out of Durban bypassing Richards Bay, Empangeni and Mtubatuba and head towards the town of Hluhluwe.
Take exit P453/R22 towards Hluhluwe. Turn right over the highway.
Proceed through the town of Hluhluwe go through 3 traffic circles and turn left towards Mbazwane/Sodwana Bay.
Proceed for 0.7 km and turn right again towards Sodwana Bay/Mbazwane. Shortly after turning right you will cross over a railway line.
You will now be on the R22, continue on this road for 125km passing Sodwana Bay and Mbazwana, until you come to a traffic circle where you cannot continue straight any more.
At this traffic circle turn right towards Kwangwanase/Kosi Bay and follow the directions below, depending on whether you have a 4x4 or not.
For non 4 x 4 guests : From the traffic circle drive 22km into KwaNgwanase (Manguzi or Kosi Bay). Proceed into the town and look out for the Total Garage - on your left hand side.
Once you arrive at this service station, a Kosi representative will meet you there and drive you to a secure car park not far away.
The trip to the lodge from here will be approximately 25mins in an open 4 x 4 vehicle.


4 x 4 guests going direct to the lodge:
From the traffic circle travel 21km and then turn right onto the D1843 which is marked by a small green sign post with D1843 and a police station sign (a police badge emblem).
Note that both these signs are quite small so you need be alert and look out for them. Follow this road as it bends right and just before the police station turn left onto a gravel road and follow the signs to Kosi Forest Lodge. (9kms)


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star