My husband and I stayed Kosi Forest Lodge for 2 nights. We loved the grounds and sunset by the pool was fantastic. The food was pretty good and the service was decent, but not overly friendly. We did the half-day boat tour and the canoeing through the lodge and those activities were great! The room/cabin was rustic, cozy, and private, but it was a bit too small. Once you opened a suitcase you could barely walk around the gigantic bed. We were disappointed that the lodge allows small children to stay there. While all the other guests were couples, one family had a small loud child with them and it threw off the atmosphere for everyone else. Overall we enjoyed staying at Kosi Forest Lodge but wouldn't pay the high price to stay there again.
My family and I spent a week at the lodge and I must say it has been one of the best experiences we had. The level of customer services goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and enjoy your time there. If you just want to kick back and relax, the beaches are amazingly beautiful and just perfect. The area is so untouched and serene, coming home was bitter sweet. Thank you Kosi Forest Team for you hard work and doing all you did to make our stay so special and memorable.
What a beautiful piece of paradise! My husband and I stayed here for two nights and it was so special. We were treated absolutely amazingly by the staff ( Thulani, George, Thandeka, Lindelani and Phadqe) They looked after our every need and took us on beautiful day trips and outings. Highlights were the turtle tracking at the Bhanga Nek Beach and the boat trip on the lake System. Also they even baked a delicious cake for my husbands birthday breakfast! Highly recommended!!
We spent a week at Kosi Forest lodge and wanted to share some of the positives and negatives of the lodge. Firstly, the negatives: 1. The Accomodation needs some upgrading. The mosquito nets were full of large holes (which makes them ineffective), and given that we are in a forest, the area is full of many insects. 2. Their outdoor shower and bath although sounds romantic is impractical unless there is a net on top as both were covered in sand, leaves and lots of ants and worms. When we tried to wash the bath tub, about 50 ants floated up and we could not clear the water due to leaves stuck in the tub. 3. We were 2 adults and 4 children which means they packed 3 people per room for the same price as a family of 2 adults and 2 children as they charge per person/night. This meant we were all cramped for the 6 nights in a muggy room with barely space to walk around our beds or put our luggage (were traveling for 3 weeks so had a fair amount between 6 of us). We will definitely not be staying here again as a large family due to the size of the rooms. 4. The pool is very small so if you are planning on spending long days at the lodge there really is little for the kids to do, especially on rainy days (we had a couple of those) 5. The staff struggled with vegetarian meals for us. The kids menu has no veg options so we had to repeatedly ask them to make light fare for kids. This is a struggle because this is a 3.5 star lodge which charges 5* prices and if you are a vegetarian, it’s really not worth the price as food usually is one of the highlights at these places as Accomodation is very average. Given we are charged the same amount as people who got extensive meat and sea food dishes, a little more effort on the meals for vegetarians would have been great. Now the positives: 1. The staff were warm, friendly and especially the guides for the activities were amazing 2. The only reason one should go to the Kosi Bay is the activities it offers-the beaches are amazing, the canoeing was great, the forest walks were educational and a great experience and watching the turtles laying eggs on the beach at night is a bucket list experience. All in all, we would love to come back to this area again because of these activities…
We have just spent two nights at Kosi Forest Lodge and I cannot rave enough. Blessing, Thulani and their team will ensure a phenomenal stay! From the cool towels on arrival, to their continuous attention to detail. I'd highly recommend George for excursions- the estuary kayak is quite something to do- peaceful but beautiful. The pool is ideal - perfect depth, great views for sunsets especially. Sunloungers overlooking the estuary. Dinner under the stars with the most incredible food- compliments to the chef- just leave the diet at home. Outdoor bathrooms. Bird hide to walk to- the bird life is quite something. We were so very impressed with Forest Lodge.