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Thonga Beach Lodge



Thonga Beach Lodge


Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and the 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent.

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 fantastic off-shore scuba diving.

Thonga Beach Lodge is situated only metres from the beach and a 25 minute drive from Lake Sibaya. Set above a private, sandy beach and nestled into magnificent coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge captures the essence of a luxury Robinson Crusoe hideaway.

Main Lodge
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 and offers spectacular views of the beach as well as the incredible forest surrounding the lodge.

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.

Bedrooms
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. The rooms have been carefully positioned to guarantee guest privacy.

Some rooms offer sea views 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.

Activities
Snorkelling
Superb snorkelling opportunities with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. The shallow reefs are home to an array of brilliant sub-tropical fish including moorish idols, parrot fish and blue surgeons.

Scuba Diving
Our professional lodge diving team accommodates all enthusiasts; from the beginner to the veteran, wanting a tour of the very best our reefs have to offer. 1,250 fish species occur on the reefs in this area. Dives are from a semi-rigid dive boat which accommodates a maximum of 8 divers at a time.

Open Ocean Experience
An exciting launch through the surf, in front of the lodge, takes you beyond the breakers to a world of dolphins, whales, whale sharks and snorkelling. Guests can sometimes swim with dolphins or whale sharks or snorkel with manta rays and giant turtles.

Lake Sibaya
The lake is 6km from the lodge, a 25-minute drive.
Guests can also explore parts of the lake by guided kayak with the chance of seeing hippo and crocodile en route.

Bird Watching
Typical coastal species include Livingstone’s and Purplecrested Lourie, Green Twinspot, Grey Waxbill and Green Coucal. Waders are common along the shoreline, and Pinkthroated Longclaw and Rufousbellied Heron frequent the marshy areas.

Guided Wilderness Walks
Guests can head out on foot and explore this natural wonderland through coastal dune forests, unspoiled sandy beaches and grasslands. T

Turtle Tracking
In summer, nocturnal walks and drives along the beach in search of egg-laying turtles can be arranged.

Fishing
Guests can try their hand at surf fishing or fly-fishing. Hully Point at Mabibi, is a well-known fly-fishing spot. rages guests to “catch & release”.

Tsonga Cultural Experience
Visit a traditional Tsonga homestead and learn about their unique heritage and culture.


Facilities & Services:




Special Meals on Request  
Other  
 

Self-Braai / Barbecue  
Dining room  
Other  
Bar on the Premises  
Restaurant  
 

Fireplace on the Premises  
Other  
Garden  
Parking (off-street - covered)  
   

English  
Other Language  
 

Swimming Pool  
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