Thonga Beach Lodge
Coastal Forest Reserve, KwaZulu Natal
Amenities & Facilities
Set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent.
Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Mabibi 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 fantastic off-shore scuba diving.
Set above a secluded bay, Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below. The thatched bush suites provide guest privacy and were carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment. The lodge offers luxurious accommodation, mouth-watering meals and one of the best dive sites in the South Africa.
Thonga Beach Lodge 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 internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site.
Large coastal Milkwood trees set the scene for the ultimate beach experience. Carefully constructed into the coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge takes full advantage of its incredible position while being in complete harmony with the environment.
The dining area – a large thatched ‘rondavel’ - opens on to an expansive wooden deck, where guests can enjoy Maputuland’s sultry weather and the lodge’s sumptuous meals. Most meals will be served al fresco, or, guests can head for the beach and dine by candlelight on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
The spacious, thatched suites are hidden in the coastal dune forest and raised on wooden stilts to ensure no harm comes to the sensitive dune soils. Inspired by Thonga architecture, the rooms have been carefully positioned to guarantee guest privacy. Some rooms offer sea views (see rates), whilst others are set within the dune forest. All have private balconies. Luxuriously decorated, the rooms exude a romantic ambiance. Bleached wood, glass and natural materials have been wisely used to create an open, airy feel. The en-suite rooms have a bathroom with bath, shower and twin vanity. Every suite has air conditioning.
Please note that Thonga is an eco friendly lodge in a World Heritage site and is built into an extremely sensitive Milkwood Forest. In order to preserve the natural vegetation, we are not permitted to cut down any of these trees and as a result, over the years this forest has grown and now some Seaview rooms do not have a full 180 degree seaview.
Please note that Thonga Beach Lodge is not accessible by 2-wheel drive, so please specify if you require a transfer from the parking area.
Pay 3 Stay 4 Special:
R 2 760 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
* Terms and Conditions apply
Forest Rooms (All Twin)
R 3 850 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 3 680 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 May 2017 to 31 Jul 2017
R 4 430 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Aug 2017 to 30 Apr 2018
* Three meals Daily
* Use of snorkelling equipment
* Guided walks
* Kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya
* Cultural tours to Mabibi Community
* All Extras
Term & Conditions:
* Rates are subject to change and availability