This spacious suite has it's own private plunge pool set on an elevated deck under the shade of a Milk Wood Tree.
Ocean View Room
These rooms have views of the Indian Ocean and boast large bedroom with open-plan bathroom and private deck.
Forest View Room
The Forest View Rooms have a charm of their own nestled in the coastal dune forest which abounds in bird life.
Forest View Family Suites
These suites are ideal for families travelling with children offering two interleading bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom.
All rooms have open-plan bathrooms with moulded baths, double vanity and separate shower and toilet.
Deluxe Ocean View Family Suite
This suite comprises two bedrooms each with own en-suite bathroom, an expansive deck area and private plunge pool.
A CIVILIZED DISTANCE FROM CIVILIZATION
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 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.
Fascinating nocturnal walks and drives along the beach in search of egg-laying turtles are available between November and February.
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..
What our guests have had to say about Thonga Beach Lodge
Thonga Beach Lodge exceeded every expectation. A friend and I spent 5 glorious days there to celebrate our long-standing friendship and our 50th birthdays. Grant and Marice and indeed all the staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was not just great but 'the stuff that memories are made of'. From the moment we arrived we felt special, and at home. We did all the activities which were well organised, fun and interesting. And the lodge itself felt like a luxurious home from home - so comfortable and easy. The food was fantastic and we loved the very close proximity of the lodge to the exquisite beach - easy to pop back and forth from lodge to beach numerous times a day. The service was outstanding and the friendliness of the staff had us feeling like part of the team by the end of our stay - and we do miss those exceptional Margaritas Simpiwe! Our very special surprise birthday dinner was so unexpected and something that we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you for the most incredible and beautiful experience.
Stayed May 2016, travelled with friends
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.