Kosi Bay Forest Lodge
Why photographers love Kosi Bay Forest Lodge
Kosi Bay Forest lodges is recommended for photographers. This 20-bedded lodge built from wood and natural materials has a swimming pool and dining area and is set in thick sandforest in the northern part ofIsimangaliso Wetland Park at Kosi Bay. Part of a World Heritage Site that covers 4 lake systems, coastal forest and marine reserves, it includes the Maputaland
Centre of Endemism, which is a botanical hostpot. Thonga people use fishing practices here that date back some 700 years.
Photographers will find a wilderness including raffia palm and coastal forest and interesting scenes all through the year. From 15 November to 15 January, turtle tracking on the beach at Bhanga Neck is a must. Mostly leatherback and loggerhead come to nest here on the same beaches where they were hatched. We enjoyed guided canoe trips, walks, boat trips on the lakes and to the beaches. Kosi Mouth is also a highlight with excellent snorkeling at Kosi Mouth in the “aquarium”.
Kosi Bay Forest lodge is recommended for photographers and particularly for landscapes, forests and authenticity.
How we rate Kosi Bay Forest Lodge
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How to get there
It’s roughly five hours drive to reach Kosi Bay from Durban. Guests in two-wheel drive vehicles are transported the last few kilometres in a lodge 4×4.
The good news
The lodge is authentic with great staff that have worked here for many years. Part of the Isibindi Group, it was the first private operator-community development within the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.
Photographers need to know
Batteries are charged in the central dining area. Photographing local fishermen requires special arrangements as they do not allow it.
What it costs
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