South Africa's finest beach lodge

EVERY NOW AND AGAIN... something special comes along

Welcome to the Thonga Beach lifestyle. No shoes, no news in South Africa’s finest beach lodge. Thoughtful spaces to explore, get lost or find moments of escape. Home to only 12 couples at a time in a fabulous marine world heritage site.

barefoot luxury in a world heritage site

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 in KwaZulu-Natal.

Thonga welcomes true unwinding the luxury of a beach only for you”


Forest wrapped dining areas, a vibrant barefoot bar with cocktail hour, sun beach tanning deck, marine centre and two relaxing pool chill zones


Our rooms boast an earthy elegance and are positioned to afford maximum privacy


Discover everything we have to offer


and more… explore our water wilderness with our experienced guides


Turtle Tracking, SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Birding, Whales, dolphins and more... explore our long list of activities on offer


A visuals journey into the Thonga lifestyle


Revive in our spa; a space of healing and energy


A quiet stretch of beach lapping an unspoilt wilderness, the perfect place to celebrate a new beginning.


Fascinating creatures live here. Find out more about wildlife and conservation in iSimangaliso Wetland Park


Explore the beauty of the Zulu Kingdom and the Elephant Coast


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


A remote paradise only accessible to those that dream of adventure and barefoot luxury. Set right on the beach in the heart of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, and a short drive from Lake Sibaya -the largest fresh water lake in South Africa. Being so remote, you would need a suitable 4x4 vehicle to self-drive to our lodge. Alternatively, we offer 4x4 transfers from LIBRODI LODGE in Sodwana Bay twice daily, guests can leave their vehicles in a secure complex complete with a coffee shop and spa facilities should you arrive earlier than expected. Transfers must be pre-booked with our reservations office, pickup times are 12h00 or 15h00 and the transfer takes approximately an hour. If you are keen to self-drive please follow our instructions on our map and directions page:

Connecting to our eco-conscious community

Our purpose drives us all at Isibindi Africa Lodges, and so we are committed to incorporating eco-conscious systems and initiatives wherever possible, this includes:

Removing single use plastics which includes replacing plastic water bottles with a reusable bottle for each guest

Investing in large solar energy farms

Creating micro-economies in neighbouring communities to supply our lodges

Recycling unused lodge food into feeding schemes for neighbouring creches

Refusing to serve seafood that is not ethically harvested