- Turtle tracking and snorkelling at Mabibi
- Sea views and Kosi forest views
- Only metres away from a pristine coastline
- Birding with both sea and dune forest species
- Hippos at Lake Sibaya
- Those deluxe ocean view dune forest suites
- Family suites with private plunge pools
- Visits to Sodwana Bay, Lake Sibaya and the Kosi Bay mouth
- Beach towels are provided for those wilderness beaches
- Lodge Type: Safari Lodge
- Location; Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South AFrica
- Lodge Size: 12 Thatched Suites
- Recommended Stay: 2-5 nights
Escape To Paradise At Thonga Beach Lodge - Where Zululands Water Wonders Await
Nestled on a picturesque dune, offering breathtaking views of the untamed and secluded Maputuland shores and the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, lies the extraordinary Thonga Beach Lodge. This hidden gem is an idyllic haven for those seeking to immerse themselves in the wonders of one of the last remaining authentic wilderness destinations.
Enveloped by a tapestry of coastal forests, grasslands, and bush, with shimmering lakes and pristine sandy beaches at its doorstep, Thonga Beach Lodge is a sanctuary of natural beauty and tranquillity. However, it is the azure, crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean that truly captivate the hearts of its guests. Explore the underwater paradise through fantastic snorkelling adventures and exhilarating off-shore scuba diving expeditions.
But the true highlight of a stay at Thonga Beach Lodge awaits during the summer months in South Africa. Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of giant Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles as they grace the shores to lay their precious eggs. Experience the magical moment when these eggs hatch, welcoming new life into the world. It is a rare and unforgettable encounter with nature's miracles that will leave a lasting imprint on your heart.
Indulge in the allure of Thonga Beach Lodge, where every detail is meticulously crafted to provide an enchanting and unforgettable experience amidst the unspoiled beauty of Maputuland and the Indian Ocean.
Thonga Beach Lodge is a hidden gem in the tranquil Mabibi Bay along the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Situated within the magnificent 332,000-hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this exclusive Beach Lodge offers a truly unique and immersive experience.
Surrounded by breathtaking coral reefs teeming with a mesmerizing array of over 1,200 fish species, Thonga is a paradise for SCUBA diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Explore the vibrant underwater world, marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours, and witness the diverse marine life that calls these coral reefs home.
Indulge in the ultimate beach getaway as you unwind on the powdery white sands, taking in the panoramic views of the azure Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the coastal wilderness, where the rhythmic sounds of the waves crashing against the shore create a symphony of tranquillity.
Rooms And Suites
Nestled on the side of a picturesque coastal dune, you'll discover twelve exquisitely designed thatched suites, each offering a haven of luxury and tranquillity. Immerse yourself in breathtaking ocean views from select suites while others are nestled amidst the lush embrace of the surrounding forest, providing a serene sanctuary for your senses.
Elevated above the ground, these enchanting suites at Thonga Beach Lodge are seamlessly connected by meandering walkways, allowing for a harmonious coexistence with the natural environment. With utmost care and consideration for the surrounding vegetation, we ensure minimal impact on the pristine landscape.
Indulge in the ultimate relaxation as you step onto your private wooden viewing deck, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Inside, a king-sized bed beckons you to unwind, while open-plan en-suite bathrooms offer the perfect blend of elegance and convenience. Picture yourself luxuriating in indoor and outdoor showers or soaking in a spacious bathtub, immersing yourself in a blissful sensory experience.
For those seeking an extra touch of indulgence, select suites offer the exclusive privilege of private plunge pools, allowing you to bask in serenity and solitude as you embrace the tranquillity of your surroundings.
Experience a world of unparalleled luxury, where every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create an unforgettable retreat that harmonizes with nature's splendour.
Cuisine And Wine
The dining area, a spacious thatched "rondavel," is designed to immerse guests in the natural beauty of Maputuland. Opening onto a magnificent wooden deck offers a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors, allowing guests to bask in the sultry weather while indulging in the lodge's delectable meals.
Most meals are al fresco, providing an enchanting dining experience amidst the gentle ocean breeze. However, for those seeking a touch of romance, guests can venture to the beach and relish candlelit dinners on the shores of the mesmerizing Indian Ocean. The rhythmic sound of the waves serenades diners as they savour each exquisite bite.
A well-appointed bar area awaits to complement the dining experience, offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, beach, and surrounding forest. Here, guests can unwind with refreshing cocktails or enjoy the crisp taste of ice-cold South Africa beers and wines while embracing the breathtaking natural surroundings.
The central guest area at Thonga Beach Lodge is designed to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. Step into the inviting lounge with an open fireplace, where you can unwind and soak in the breathtaking beach views. Enjoy your meals in the stylish indoor dining area, which offers panoramic vistas of the stunning shoreline.
For those seeking respite from the hot and humid Zululand weather, there are not just one but two swimming pools available. Take a refreshing dip and bask in the tranquil surroundings, creating unforgettable memories of your stay.
In addition to the delightful amenities, guests can stay connected with the Wi-Fi connection that is accessible in and around the central guest area. Whether you want to share your beachside experiences or stay connected with loved ones, the convenience of a reliable internet connection is at your fingertips.
When staying at Thonga Beach Lodge for a few nights, you'll find a plethora of exciting activities to indulge in.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world with snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. Take a memorable trip to Lake Sibaya, where you can witness breathtaking scenery and discover the diversity of its ecosystem. During the nesting season, you can even participate in seasonal turtle tracking, an unforgettable experience. Fishing enthusiasts will delight in casting their lines and trying their luck in the pristine waters.
For nature enthusiasts, enjoy bird watching and guided wilderness walks, allowing you to truly appreciate the natural wonders surrounding you.
Immerse yourself in the rich Tsonga and South Africa culture through a captivating cultural experience.
Thonga offers a tapestry of activities that will make your stay truly unforgettable.
Families with children are most welcome at Thonga Beach Lodge, where a wide array of accommodations, activities and options are specifically designed to cater to the needs of children. From child-friendly menus packed with nutritious and delicious options to optional babysitting services ensuring that parents can relax and enjoy their time while their little ones are entertained and well taken care of.
Spa And Wellness
Indulge in ultimate relaxation at the Thonga Beach Spa, where you can experience a wide range of rejuvenation treatments, including luxurious facials, soothing massages, expert manicures and pedicures.
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of your private deck, where skilled therapists will pamper you with hot stone therapy and the ancient art of reflexology. Unwind and revitalize your senses in the serene Spa oasis, or enjoy the serene atmosphere on the private deck of your luxurious suite.
Thonga Beach Lodge provides an exquisite blend of luxury, relaxation, and adventure, truly a hidden gem nestled within the beauty of the Maputuland coast.
Whether savouring the culinary delights, soaking in the views from your privately appointed suite, experiencing the thrill of the numerous safari activities available, or simply unwinding with a divine spa treatment, Thonga offers an unparalleled holiday experience.
With its enchanting setting, world-class services, and warm hospitality, Thonga Beach Lodge promises a memorable retreat that will beckon you back time and time again.
Rates from R5 650.00 per person
- Thonga Beach Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Teas and coffees
- Forest walks
- Sundowner excursion
- Tsonga cultural tour
- Scorpion and Spider Walks (seasonal)
- 4×4 transfers
- Park fees
- Items of a personal nature
- Open Ocean Experience
- Turtle Tracking Drives (seasonal)