Thonga Beach Lodge

Elephant Coast Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Mabibi, Mabibi 3815

About Thonga Beach Lodge

This intimate, luxury 24-bed lodge is nestled on the pristine coast of Maputaland, Northern KwaZulu-Natal, within the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park - an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. It's the ideal place to explore unspoilt, wilderness beaches and boasts scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities.

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Babysitting service


Curio shop

Family room



Outdoor pool



Tour/sightseeing desk

Wheelchair access


Air conditioning





Daily cleaning


Fire extinguisher

Hair dryer


Hygiene products


Maid service



Mosquito net


Outdoor shower


Plunge pool

Private entrance


Seating area

Separate tub and shower



Smoke detector


Bird watching

Boat trip




Whale watching

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Thonga Beach Lodge has 5 Rooms.

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1 Night Travel period
21.09. - 22.09.
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21.09. - 22.09.
2 Guests
1 Night

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146 Reviews
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5 star coastal experience at its best! We stayed over for 3 nights for our wedding anniversary, and was treated with a supprise dinner for 2 on the beach deck on the day. Pick up and drop off service from Sordwana was excellent jy

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warm hospitality, stunning made it a truly magical and relaxing retreat

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We spent 8 nights here. Really great experience overall which exceeded our expectations in some ways. In terms of activities, there’s quite a bit to do if you’re into to the water activities. I went scuba diving and my boyfriend was able to fish from the shoreline (it’s a protected marine area so they don’t offer charters). Other than that they offer snorkeling in their rock pools with a guide, trips to Sibaya lake, turtle walks, and beach biking to name a few. On rainy days (there were 2 whilst we were there) you’re somewhat limited if you’re wanting to get out and do something, but they do have a library with games and books as well as spa which I used and was very happy with my treatment. They also give you a WiFi voucher which runs out after a couple gig’s. A lot of the time the WiFi is down and the signal doesn’t reach the rooms; not necessarily a problem for us as we didn’t want to be on our phones all the time but obviously a must for when you need to let family know that you’ve arrived in one piece. Regarding the diving, they have some beautiful reefs. My favorite was Gogo’s, where we saw loads of big, friendly potato bass and many smaller interesting creatures like nudibranchs. We also had the luck of visiting at the tail end of the turtle hatching season (mid-March) and so on both of the evening turtle walks we had the pleasure of seeing the tiny turtle hatchlings making their way into the ocean in the moonlight. We did experience some issues with 1 or 2 of the guides which the GM and ops manager handled very well (treating our feedback very seriously), which is all you can ask for. Otherwise the premises is absolutely stunning and the beach is one of the most pristine I’ve ever seen internationally - the community do a fantastic job of keeping it that way I believe. Staff were generally friendly, and food was great. Good to know that the transfer can take very long (more or less 1.5 hrs). We would return if we were in the area.

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Highlight of our S Africa Trip We were recently back in S Africa for 6 weeks and had a wonderful time enjoying all that the country has to offer. Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, the winelands, Hermanus and a game reserve in Zululand. All world class destinations with world class service. But the highlight was our visit to Thonga Beach Lodge. Quite a long drive but worth it for that level of seclusion and remoteness, the beauty of the location striking as one crests the last sand dune and descends to this stylish piece of paradise. The view of the private bay, breathtaking. The accommodation was designer clever, merging with the natural dune vegetation, tasteful and upscale without being over the top and incorporating views of the ocean from every angle, not to mention our own private plunge pool. My wife loved this area to do her regular yoga and meditation practice, immersed in nature with fantastic views. The food was superb and nothing was too much trouble for the chef and kitchen staff who were happy to cater for our dietary needs, in our case being vegan which can often be a nightmare for catering staff. My wife also enjoyed a wonderful and professional massage by local masseuse, Gugu. As a sailor I was keen to get out onto the water and was lucky enough to be treated to a boat ride, launching from the beach under the skillful command of skipper Mark, assisted by diving instructor, Danie. I had no expectations diving with the dolphins and snorkeling over one of the reefs, but what a treat. The first encounter was with 3 bottle nose dolphins who literally played with us, as interested in us as we were with them, coming right up close but just out of reach. The second was with a massive pod of spinner dolphins who were not as engaging but it was a privilege to see so many of them. And then to cap that I was blown away by the amount of fish life (including turtles) on the reefs. Much to my surprise, as plentiful as the Maldives. That 1 ½ hours on the boat was literally an experience of a lifetime. There are many other activities offered by the resort like kayaking in Lake Sibaya across the sand dune, bike rides on the beach on fat tired mountain bikes and surfing. Unfortunately the wind didn’t blow hard enough to kite surf but it is the perfect location for it. Next time! And then, before we knew it, we had to leave, thoroughly relaxed and uplifted for the experience. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Congrats to the owners for their masterful vision and to General Manager Matt for managing the ambience. I could not recommend the place more highly.

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Wow. Magical. Swap your overseas trip for this local gem. Offers everything - sand sea great food and wine plus local community initiatives and fire side stories. Best holiday ever. Will be back. Mind Body and Soul restored.

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The location is absolutely magical. Private beach, and beautiful rooms that blend in with the environment. The staff are absolutely fantastic and so helpful. I celebrated a milestone birthday at Thonga Beach, and the staff went out of their way to give me a magical experience. Food was great too. Thonga Beach has been a bucket list adventure, and it definitely lived up to my expectations.

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Wow, escape the world and go to Thonga beach, nature has many surprises waiting for you! Thanks to all the staff for impeccable service!

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I wish I was back there right now. What a place! The staff are amazing, the food is excellent and the place is like no other I've ever been. Remote beach which seems to go on forever. Warm ocean water. Amazing accomodation. I'm certainly looking forward to the day we return.

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