Our Accommodation


This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches.
The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea.

Thonga Beach Lodge

Explore the remote. Engage the present.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal which forms part of the 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
Bush, Beach and Lakes
Thonga Beach 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 excellent off-shore SCUBA diving.
Romantic Beach Hideaway
Combined with Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge makes for an ideal bush and beach honeymoon offering safari and scuba diving opportunities.
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Turtle Tracking
Fascinating nocturnal walks and drives along the beach in search of egg-laying turtles are available between November and February.

Exclusive Activities

Thonga Beach offers superb snorkelling opportunities with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. The shallow reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to an array of brilliant sub-tropical fish including moorish idols, parrot fish and blue surgeons. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean make this the ideal spot to snorkel or guests can simply soak up the sun and savour the tranquility of this pristine, sandy beach..


Tread Gently

Thonga Beach Lodge, an Isibindi Africa Lodge, is fiercely committed to conservation and making a difference, a vision that was born in the African savannah.

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Contact Us

  • GPS Co-ordinates:

    S27° 19’ 47.00”

    E32° 45’00.00”

  • 27 (0) 35 474 1473
  • [email protected]
  • isibindi.co.za
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What Our Guests Say

What our guests have had to say about Thonga Beach Lodge

  • All the staff members, from management, to all the hospitality personnel, waiters, cleaning ladies, were always extremely friendly, helpful, accommodating, well informed. Throughout our whole stay Siphiwe spoke to us in the finest Afrikaans. Chef Carl's food was exquisite - great variety, good quality meats, lots of fresh fruits, salads, veggies, and the nicest South African braai! The area is spectacular and secluded. Pristine coastal forest and beach. Snorkeling in the warm and crystal clear waters is probably the best in SA and for the 4x4 enthusiast, lovely patches of sand tracks! Really expensive (for South Africans!) but really worth ever SA rand! Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple
  • Bev and I (and the rest of the Sleep Party) wanted to thank you for an absolutely wonderful trip that you organized for us. Both Rhino Ridge and Thonga Beach Resort were outstanding. The accommodation, food and hospitality were world class and we were treated like royalty. Most notable was how all the staff treated all of us.
    Darryl and Bev Sleep
  • Everything was perfect and I will definitely recommend your resort to friends and family. Thank you for everything and for making our stay most enjoyable.
  • We spent the most amazing few days at Thonga Beach Lodge. The staff were friendly and helpful and the accommodation suited our needs and the environment perfectly. The lodge is cleverly-hidden by the trees and right on the beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded beach with a wooden deck if you don't want to sit on the sand. We saw the turtles laying their eggs at night and hope to be back again soon to see the eggs hatch. We enjoyed activities like snorkelling and kayaking and treated ourselves to massages at the spa. I loved the sign "No shoes no news" There is limited wifi in the lounge and no cell phone signal. I would recommend Thonga to anyone wishing to have a quiet holiday away from the crowds.