South Africa's premier beach lodge BAREFOOT LUXURY

LOCATION

South Africa's most pristine wilderness beach lodge awaits you on the azure shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Situated deep in this wilderness of white beaches, blazing corals and freshwater lakes lies South Africa's premier beach destination. Every now and again something special comes along... We welcome you to our 24-bed luxury lodge, where nature is our sanctuary and our purpose is to preserve it.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH VITAMIN SEA

Thonga’s 12 eco-sensitive rooms are positioned to create minimal environmental impact and afford maximum privacy. They offer ocean or forest views, with the Deluxe Ocean View Rooms sporting private plunge pools. Surrounded by such natural beauty stirs something special within your soul, igniting a spirit of adventure and leaving you with a lasting impression.

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ACCESS BY ROAD

A 4×4 is required and secure parking is available at Librodi Lodge in Sodwana Bay for guest vehicles. Daily transfers at 12h00 and 15h00 are available at an additional charge from Sodwana Bay Lodge, and out of Thonga Beach Lodge at 10h30.

accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

This luxury beach lodge offers five room types all built with wood, thatch and glass on raised platforms. They are set in indigenous coastal bush, nestled in undulating dunes, a stone’s throw away from the sea.

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

November-February is turtle breeding season and April-June has the best weather. Diving is best in Summer, December-May when average visibility is 15-20 metres, with a June-September average of 10-15 metres.

The sounds of the sea call to your soul from every part of the lodge.

PACKAGES & TRAVEL IDEAS

TRAVEL TRADE & MEDIA

Experiences Turtle Tracking

In summer, nocturnal walks and drives along the beach in search of egg-laying turtles are available every night (Nov-Feb). 

Gogo's Reef by Donna Scherer Fisheyeafrica

Scuba Diving

Thonga Beach Lodge gives guests a unique opportunity to discover the incredible world below the surface. The lodge has a resident diving instructor and offers a range of accredited, comprehensive SCUBA diving courses. Considered to be the premier dive site in South Africa, Mabibi is the perfect place for beginner and advanced divers.

Kayaking on Lake Sibaya - Thonga Beach Lodge
Turtle Tracking - Turtle After Laying by Donna Scherer Fisheyeafrica

GUEST REVIEWS

JOURNEY WITH PURPOSE

Isibindi Africa is built on community-minded conservation, which means that the people, flora and fauna of a place, are an inherent part of the beauty and the sustainability of that place.