South Africa, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Kosi Forest Lodge, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

From Original price was: R13,600.Current price is: R8,960.

Per person sharing

Valid

1 July 2024 - 30 September 2024

Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases

Land Only
2 Nights Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner SA resident special!

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Apart from appreciating the hush of the forest setting, there are plenty of activities at the lodge, including boating day trips to the Kosi Lakes and beach, excursions to Kosi Bay mouth to snorkel and observe traditional spiral reed fishing methods. A massive Zulu podberry tree is the focal point of the main lodge with the lounge, dining room and bar all opening onto a large wooden deck around the tree.  Meals are often served around our wooden deck boma, where a crackling fire is lit in the evenings. Our tucked-away forest boma plays host to extra-special dining experiences.  Kosi Forest Lodge is a bird-lover’s haven. Spend a quiet afternoon in our bird hide nestled in the sand forest, and we bet that you’ll be able to tick some of those lesser-known species off your list!  The swimming pool overlooks Lake Shengeza. While away the afternoon cooling off, sipping on your favourite drink while watching the resident pod of hippos.  Completely private, our outdoor bathrooms under the trees are a Kosi Forest Lodge highlight. Lie back, relax and feel truly at one with the soothing sights, sounds and smells of the surrounding sand forest.  Enjoy a pleasant, easy walk through the grassland and forest that surrounds the lodge. The walking path winds gently around Kosi Forest Lodge, ending up at our swimming pool overlooking the lake. As you walk, listen and watch out for fascinating birds and animals.

 

Includes

  • 2 Nights' at Kosi Forest Lodge in a Forest Room

  • 1 x guided canoe trip & a guided walk in Raffia Forest

  • All Meals

  • VAT @ 15%

Excludes

  • Blackout dates apply

  • Single supplements apply

  • Flights and related taxes (Ask us - we can arrange this)

  • Car Hire OR 4 x 4 Transfers to the resort (Ask us - we can arrange this)

  • Park fee per adult per stay

  • Isibindi Foundation levy per person, per night

  • Drinks

  • Turtle Tracking (15 Nov- 15 Jan) - Ask us if you'd like to add this on

  • Kosi Bay Mouth excursion, boat trips on the lakes - Ask us, we can add this on

  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended)

  • Drinks, gratuities & all items of a personal nature

  • Anything not mentioned

  • 1% Tourism levy

Kosi Forest Lodge

There are very few truly unspoilt places left in the world. The area surrounding Kosi Forest Lodge is one of them. Conscious of the privilege we have of being situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, Kosi Forest Lodge has been created in an eco-conscious way, using nature as our guide. Our tent-style thatched forest rooms nestle under wide milkwood trees, with thoughtful attention to blending into this pristine indigenous sand forest environment.
The lodge facilities are designed to enhance your experience of the exquisite wilderness. To help you make the most of the natural surroundings throughout your stay, the common and private facilities at the lodge are focused on getting you to observe and explore nature as you go about your day. We take full advantage of Maputaland’s sultry weather, and most meals are served al fresco under a canopy of magnificent trees.
5 reasons to visit:
1.) Flame lamps will guide you along a soft, sandy path to cosy forest rooms, where you’ll encounter a unique ‘glamping’ experience. Bathing under open African skies, by soft, flickering lighting from paraffin lamps, is one for the bucket list. Screened simply by reed walls, the outdoor bathrooms at Kosi Forest Lodge are set in a sand forest under ancient milkwood trees. Guests can look forward to a luxurious bath like no other amid the fragrance of the forest.
2.) Kosi Forest Lodge is a twitcher’s paradise, with a myriad of enthusiastic feathered friends welcoming you to the soft sand forest. The rich and diverse birdlife in this region comprises forest, riverine, coastal and grassland birds. Birdwatching can be done your entire time at the lodge, not only on organised outings. Whether sipping sundowners at the edge of the pool or strolling by lamplight through the indigenous sand forest to dinner at the fireside boma, you are acutely aware of the privilege of being surrounded by an extensive array of birds. Some of our rare birds are Pel’s fishing owl, palm-nut vulture and nerina trogon.
3.) The Raffia palm is the largest palm in the world, making the unique Raffia forest feel as otherworldly as it is remote. Guests can enjoy early morning or late afternoon guided walks through the magnificent forest, an activity included in the room rate. Listen out for the abundant birdcalls and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare palm-nut vulture which is regularly seen in the forest canopy. Our experienced and passionate guides will delight in showing you all that this pristine natural area has to offer.
4.) Apart from appreciating the hush of the forest setting, there are plenty of activities at the lodge, including boating day trips to the Kosi Lakes and beach, excursions to Kosi Bay mouth to snorkel and observe traditional spiral reed fishing methods.
5.) Kosi Forest Lodge is an initiative that was borne of a collaboration between Isibindi Africa Lodges and the local community. The community named and established the uMvubu (hippopotamus) Community Project in partnership with the lodge. This organisation prides itself on the establishment of clinics and health care services, school support, care of orphaned and vulnerable children and conservation education. The uMvubu Community Project has had a significant impact on the surrounding communities, and guests at Kosi Forest Lodge can feel inspired and assured that they are travelling with purpose by supporting the project.

  • Conditions and validities apply.

  • This offer is subject to availability

  • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations

  • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential

  • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified

  • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted

  • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business

  • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply

  • This special CANNOT be combined with any other special. Only 1 special or discount may be applied per booking.

  • This priced offer is for a 2 nights stay and only valid for South African Residents

  • This priced offer excludes Easter weekend 2021

  • Children sharing with adults | 0-3 yrs no charge | 4-12 yrs 50% | 13-18yrs 75%
  • Why we like it

    There are very few truly unspoilt places left in the world. The area surrounding Kosi Forest Lodge is one of them. Conscious of the privilege we have of being situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, Kosi Forest Lodge has been created in an eco-conscious way, using nature as our guide. Our tent-style thatched forest rooms nestle under wide milkwood trees, with thoughtful attention to blending into this pristine indigenous sand forest environment.