• 12 Comfortable Luxury Suites
  • KwaZulu-Natal Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal. This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. It is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkelling and excellent off-shore SCUBA diving and excellent birding opportunities. Guided birding, scorpion & spider walks & Turtle Tracking are offered in season. The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact.

Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea. This is an ideal choice for honeymooners, families, SCUBA divers or anyone who wants to simply relax. A civilized distance from civilization.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Excellent cuisine;
  • 24 bed luxury lodge;
  • Luxurious beach hideaway;
  • A civilized distance from civilization;
  • Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches;
  • Scuba diving and excellent birding opportunities.

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Meals on request
  • Boma
  • Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • View deck
  • Library
  • Paid WiFi
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Forest Room
Thonga Beach Lodge

Available: 5 rooms/2 rooms

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults/4 adults

Check-in: From 12:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service
  • More

    FROM R4140

    TO R6760

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Ocean View Room
    Thonga Beach Lodge

    Available: 3 rooms

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 12:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service
  • More

    FROM R4980

    TO R7826

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Deluxe Ocean View Room
    Thonga Beach Lodge

    Available: 1/1 suite

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults/4 adults

    Check-in: From 12:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Private pool
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service
  • More

    FROM R5760

    TO R8697

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    Thonga Beach Lodge offers the ideal destination for a beach holiday and is situated only metres from the beach and a 25 minute drive from Lake Sibaya (Southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake), which is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now recognised as a World Heritage Site. Activities at Thonga Beach Lodge include snorkeling with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna; scuba diving, bird watching, guided wilderness walks, turtle tracking and fishing.

    The diverse flora of this region is home to a large variety of aquatic life, birds and mammals. The second highest population of crocodiles and hippos in KwaZulu-Natal can be found here at Lake Sibaya. Here are six animal species which can be encountered here, namely the white-tailed mongoose, water mongoose, hippos, reedbuck, vlei atoms and the African marsh rat.

    Twenty frog species being tropical, the common fish species found here are Grass Frogs, Reed Frogs as well as toads. The African Python, the Forest Cobra as well as the Nile Crocodile also live here.

    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boules
    • Canoeing
    • Fine Dining
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking
    • Massages
    • Scuba Diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Turtle Tracking
    • Walks (Guided)

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Aug 2018 - 30 Apr 2019Forest RoomPer person per night sharing From R4820
    Per person per night single From R6266
    Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R5580
    Per person per night single From R7254
    Deluxe Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R6190
    Per person per night single From R8047
    01 May 2019 - 31 July 2019Forest RoomPer person per night sharing From R4140
    Per person per night single From R5382
    Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R4980
    Per person per night single From R6474
    Deluxe Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R5760
    Per person per night single From R7488
    01 Aug 2019 - 30 Apr 2020Forest RoomPer person per night sharing From R5200
    Per person per night single From R6760
    Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R6020
    Per person per night single From R7826
    Deluxe Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R6690
    Per person per night single From R8697

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Aug 2018 - 30 Apr 2019Forest RoomPer person per night sharing From R4820
    Per person per night single From R6266
    Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R5580
    Per person per night single From R7254
    Deluxe Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R6190
    Per person per night single From R8047
    01 May 2019 - 31 July 2019Forest RoomPer person per night sharing From R4140
    Per person per night single From R5382
    Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R4980
    Per person per night single From R6474
    Deluxe Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R5760
    Per person per night single From R7488
    01 Aug 2019 - 30 Apr 2020Forest RoomPer person per night sharing From R5200
    Per person per night single From R6760
    Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R6020
    Per person per night single From R7826
    Deluxe Ocean View RoomPer person per night sharing From R6690
    Per person per night single From R8697

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Teas & coffees
    • Use of snorkelling equipment
    • Kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya
    • Cultural visits to the Mabibi Community

    Reviews

    Based on 392 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “A little piece of heaven”

    We had the most wonderful and relaxing time at Thonga Beach Lodge. The Lodge is so isolated and fits perfect into the wonderful environment. The chalets are very spacious and tastefully decorated. Everything was very clean.The food was great, like in all the Isibindi Lodges. We have been very spoiled. We had a very relaxed sundowner drive to Lake Sibaya, great sunset and a peaceful setting. The big adventure at least for us was the Ocean Experience! We saw dolphins and even the spinning dolphins. Our skipper Frik and Miguel the snorkelling and diving teacher did a great job. It was fun to get into the boat again!!! I felt like a walrus, whereas my sister jumped in like a salmon. The Pacific Ocean was very nice to swim in, clear and warm. The beach is out of this world. Sure a destination to come back.

    ~ Beate O ~ Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Germany
    Kruger National Park

    “Fantastic beach resort in pristine area”

    We had a lovely stay here with the entire family. The kids loved all the activities and I got to do some scuba diving which was great.
    My chalet needed some work though as there was no telephone and I got sick one morning and couldn’t phone anyone for help. I was alone with my 4-year-old daughter in the room so I had to wait for my mother to come and help out. (like I was really super nauseous and couldn’t move). I reported it so hopefully, it is improved by now. My parents enjoyed the church service and we all enjoyed the sunset drive to the lake. The food is nice and we especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet where we could make our own juices.

    ~ JessyLip ~ Cape Town Central, South Africa
    Kruger National Park

    “Fantastic Stay”

    We spent the most amazing few days at Thonga Beach Lodge. The staff were friendly and helpful and the accommodation suited our needs and the environment perfectly. The lodge is cleverly-hidden by the trees and right on the beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded beach with a wooden deck if you don’t want to sit on the sand. We saw the turtles laying their eggs at night and hope to be back again soon to see the eggs hatch. We enjoyed activities like snorkelling and kayaking and treated ourselves to massages at the spa. I loved the sign “No shoes no news” There is limited wifi in the lounge and no cell phone signal. I would recommend Thonga to anyone wishing to have a quiet holiday away from the crowds.

    ~ BevHGR ~ Johannesburg, South Africa
    Kruger National Park

    “Magical visit to a pristine, unspoiled beach paradise”

    e had the most incredible 4 days at Thonga Beach Lodge. The location is incredibly beautiful, remote, and unspoiled. The rugged beach and dunes and the charming community of Mabibi made for a very memorable visit. We loved all of the activities – we did kayaking, snorkelling with the dolphins, diving, whale watching, sunset cocktails (sundowners) on the Lake, dune hikes, night walks to check out spiders, massages, and a visit to the Mabibi school and community. We also enjoyed lounging on our deck and watching the whales breach and spout off the shore. It was really a magical visit – so nice to be remote and disconnected (wifi was spotty at best and never really worked for us, but we appreciated that break). The food was delicious, the staff and guides were friendly, informative and kind, and the whole experience was just awesome. So nice to get off the beaten path and truly experience a rural, coastal South African community and nature.

    ~ Kate C ~ Atlanta, Georgia

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