Raffia Palm Tree Forest

The Kosi palm forest is located on the banks of the 4th lake called Amanzimyama or “Black Water”. This lake is home to many hippos and crocodiles. The palms are found in a swampy area with plenty of standing water. In fact they are happiest growing in this standing water.

Hikes can be undertaken to visit this forest and the area is of great interest to people visiting who have an interest in nature. The adventurer can cross the channel between Fourth Lake and Third Lake on a canoe made out of the fronds of the Raffia Palm tree. Bird lovers can be on the look out for the Palm-nut Vulture, Grey Heron, Pied Kingfisher, African Crake, Cormorants, African Jacana, African Pygme Goose, African Swamp hen and so many more . Listen carefully and you might hear the Hippos!

We pick you up from your accommodation in Kosi Bay and bring you back after the tour. Give us a call at 072 446 1525. It is a 4 hour activity, and about 6 km hiking trail. Make sure you have your comfy shoes on and lots of insect repellent for the mosquitoes.