A wilderness lodge hidden in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve’s coastal dune forest
Set within the renowned iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Kosi Forest Lodge offers a unique getaway in thatched units, hidden in the sand forest alongside the Kosi Lakes System. Guests can watch hippos and flamingos splashing around in the lake from a swimming pool or a viewing deck shaded by Umdoni trees, or go on guided boat trips to explore the lake systems. A turtle-tracking expedition offers an opportunity to see leatherback and loggerhead turtles, while the bird hide and forest walks open up a birding paradise. The lodge’s sustainability efforts range from investing in large solar energy farms to removing single-use plastics, and guests can delight in conscious culinary experiences with ingredients sourced from ethical suppliers.
Best time to go to Elephant Coast
The subtropical climate of the Elephant Coast offers visitors year-round warmth thanks to the Indian Ocean and closeness to Mozambique. The region has hot, wet summers and cooler, dry winters. With most of the rainfall occurring during the summer months, the best time to visit varies depending on what activities travellers would like to do. November and January are the best for tracking turtles, while whale watching is great between June and November. For the best beach weather, visit between April and September.
Double Room - excluding levies
The Double Room units are made of wood, thatch and canvas, allowing total privacy. The room has a double bed, en-suite bathroom and a private deck. An open-air bathroom in a reed-enclosed boma features showers and baths sunk into sand floors.
Family Room - excluding levies
The Family Room is made up of 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, connected by an outdoor passage. This unit also features a private deck along and an open-air bathroom in a reed-enclosed boma with showers and baths sunk into sand floors.
Twin Room - excluding levies
The Twin Room units are made of wood, thatch and canvas, allowing total privacy. The room has a private deck, en-suite bathroom and twin beds. This unit also features an open-air bathroom in a reed-enclosed boma with showers and baths sunk into sand floors.