Kosi Forest Lodge

4.0 star property
Lakefront guesthouse in uMhlabuyalingana with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Kosi Forest Lodge

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Lobby sitting area
In-room safe, bed sheets
View from room
Free full breakfast

Overview of Kosi Forest Lodge

8,6 out of 10 Fabulous
8,6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
Kosi Nature Reserve, Elephant Coast, Manguzi, uMhlabuyalingana, KwaZulu-Natal
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • KFC - 15 min drive
  • Steers - 14 min drive
  • Thengane Butchery - 18 min drive
  • Umdoni Coffee Shop Kosi Bay - 15 min drive
  • KFC - 15 min drive

About this property

Kosi Forest Lodge

A great choice for a stay in uMhlabuyalingana, Kosi Forest Lodge features an airport shuttle. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a terrace and a garden.


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Eco-Certified Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 100 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • Resort fee: ZAR 79 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 80 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts major credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kosi Forest Lodge Manguzi
Kosi Forest Manguzi
Kosi Forest
Kosi Forest Lodge Guesthouse
Kosi Forest Lodge uMhlabuyalingana
Kosi Forest Lodge Guesthouse uMhlabuyalingana

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kosi Forest Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kosi Forest Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Kosi Forest Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kosi Forest Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kosi Forest Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kosi Forest Lodge?
You can check in from 1 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
What is there to do at Kosi Forest Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, rowing, and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kosi Forest Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Kosi Forest Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Kosi Forest Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Kosi Forest Lodge like?
Kosi Forest Lodge is located a short 3-minute walk from iSimangaliso Wetland Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Phantastic place, lovely and caring staff
Simone, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Liked The Whole Place
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the most beautiful places in the world! I loved every second of my stay there. Peaceful. Gorgeous. Incredible birding!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nature at its best
Lodge set in forest on lake edge in one of most pristine areas in South Africa. Friendly, helpful staff. Plenty of activities - day trips on lake, canoe trip on lake over, forest walk, watching turtles land and lay eggs. Impressed by lodges efforts to be eco-friendly, but don’t expect fluffy white towels or air conditioning. If you love nature and being away from the crowds we highly recommend this lodge.
Allan, 3-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The hotel is well located in Kosi Bay. The communal areas such as the dining, lounging and pool areas are very nice - well appointed, clean and outdoors. The rooms are the exact opposite - they are quite old, very dark and rather dingy. The outdoor shower area is full of leaves and bugs making it unattractive to use. The indoor shower was leaking heavily. The rooms are not well sealed which allows many bugs etc to enter. The mosquito netting was also torn in several places so does not serve any useful purpose unfortunately. I think this hotel is highly overpriced and not very good value for money. We expected much better accommodations for the price we paid. We were very disappointed. There are better options in the area.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Vent et pluie personnel disponible et charmant
Peu d'animation disponibles malgré les efforts du personnel à la suite d'un séjour avec vent et pluie. A éviter au debut du printemps. N'avons pu profiter d'une région reputée splendide
Joël, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Havre de paix au milieu de la forêt Il fait y aller pour l’évite eau et forêt pas pour les animaux
Pierre, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mooi hotel op een mooie plek. Personeel is behulpzaam. Je komt helemaal tot rust.
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6/10 Good

Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt nicht
Wunderbare Umgebung, gute Ranger, Moskitonetze leider mit einigen Löchern (Malariagebiet) und Frühstücksbuffett recht dürftig. Mittagessen und Abendessen sehr gut. Unserer Meinung nach sollten bei diesem sehr hohen Übernachtungspreis alle Exkursionen und Softgetränke inbegriffen sein. Waren 3 Nächte dort, 2 Nächte hätten uns im Nachhinein gereicht.
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