Thonga Beach Lodge

At a glance
Located in :
Kwazulu - Natal
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Thonga Beach Lodge

At a glance
Located in :
Kwazulu - Natal
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Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the beautiful coastline of Maputuland in KwaZulu-Natal.


  • Luxury beach lodge experience on the north-eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Enjoy an Ocean safari with opportunities to spot dolphins & whales
  • Complimentary guided snorkeling in one of the best snorkeling sites in South Africa

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.
  • Children under 3 years, staying with two adults, stay free of charge in a child's cot/crib.
  • Children from 4 to 12 years, sharing with two adults, are charged 50% of the adult rate per night.
  • Children from 13 to 18 years, sharing with two adults, are charged 75% of the adult rate per night.
  • The maximum of 1 cots/crib or extra bed is allowed in a room.

The detail

This luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the very few untouched wilderness beaches in Africa. Set in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park region, the landscape consists of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. The sunkissed beaches with their warm turquoise waters, offer some of the best snorkeling and off-shore scuba diving.

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. All rooms have open-plan bathrooms with double vanity and separate shower and toilet. Deluxe Ocean View and Family Suites have a free-standing bath.

The seven Forest View Rooms feature a large open plan bedroom with king or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and toilet, air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea & coffee making facilities, safe & hair dryers, and a small deck.

The two Forest View Family Suites are ideal for families traveling with children. These suites feature two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The spacious main bedroom has either king or twin beds, an open-plan bathroom with bath, double vanity, separate toilet and shower; and a small balcony offerings views of the bush. The smaller second bedroom has two ¾ beds, en-suite bathroom with separate toilet, shower and basin; and is connected to the main bedroom by a short inter-leading passage which has doors at both ends to ensure privacy but also offers peace of mind to parents.

The three Ocean View Rooms feature a spacious open plan bedroom with king or twin beds, a bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and toilet; and a small deck offering various spectacular views of the ocean.

The Deluxe Ocean View Suite features a spacious open plan bedroom with a kingsize bed, bathroom with bath, double vanity, separate shower and toilet; and an elevated deck that offers spectacular ocean views and a private plunge pool.

The Deluxe Ocean View Family Suite is positioned a fair distance from the other rooms, offering complete privacy. The suite features two bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, an expansive deck area, and a private plunge pool. The large open plan main bedroom has a king size bed, full bathroom with bath, shower and double vanity. The second bedroom is smaller with two ¾ beds and en-suite shower and toilet.

Activities available at the lodge consists of snorkeling, scuba diving, sundowners and kayaking at Lake Sibaya, bird watching, guided walks, turtle tracking (seasonal), fishing and visiting a Tsonga homestead to learn about their unique heritage and culture.

Thonga Beach Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for the perfect combination of luxury and adventure.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkeling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya and cultural tours to the Mabibi Community. Each guest is entitled to a choice of either a glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink as a sundowner on the Lake Sibaya excursion.
  • Please note: 3-night minimum stay applies from 15 December to 15 January.
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Rates & Pricing

$ 360 USD
$ 210 USD
$ 360 USD
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Wonderful experience! Everything about our holiday was excellent and extremely well run.
Amazing destination. The place is beautiful. The staff were friendly and helpful.
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178 reviews
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
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