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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 snorkeling and fantastic offshore scuba diving.

The lodge offers luxurious accommodation, mouth-watering meals and one of the best dive sites in the South Africa.

Set above a secluded bay, Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into the beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below. The thatched bush suites provide guests with complete privacy and were carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment. 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.

Thonga Beach Lodge
is situated only metres from the beach and a 10-minute drive from Lake Sibiya (Southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake), which is part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site.

Activities at Thonga Beach Lodge include off-shore scuba diving, scuba diving courses, guided canoe trips on Lake Sibiya, boat cruise and sundowners on Lake Sibiya, turtle tracking (November to January), snorkelling and swimming, excellent bird watching, guided wilderness walks, Thonga cultural experiences, fishing: fly, surf and deep-sea (at Sodwana Bay).

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 lounge, with its comfortable couches and a cosy fireplace, is the perfect place to unwind after a day at the beach. Located upstairs from the dining room, it offers spectacular views of the beach as well as the incredible forest surrounding the lodge. It’s the ideal spot to relax with a sundowner or catch a breathtaking sunrise over a steaming mug of coffee.

To beat the midday heat, guests can take it easy beside the lodge’s swimming pool or enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar with its unique “ocean” bar counter. For those needing a little pampering, the lodge also has a rejuvenation centre where guests can revitalise body, mind and soul.


(per person, per night, sharing)

Sea view Room
: low season from R2440; high season from R2800

Standard Room
: low season from R2150; high season from R2475
Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, 3 meals per day, teas, use of snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibiya.


Please note that all rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to availability.  The rates may change for various reasons (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuation) and from season to season, and the above prices are to be used as an approximate indication only.

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