Experiences

Thonga Beach Lodge

Guided Forest Walks

Take a walk on the wild side and head out on foot to explore this natural wonderland through coastal forests, unspoiled sandy beaches and grasslands. There are over 296 bird species in the area, 2,200 flowering plants, 282 butterfly and 228 spider species. The forest is home to localised arboreal mammals such as the tonga…

Tsonga Cultural Tour

Tsonga Cultural Tours

The iSimangaliso area is home to the wonderfully hospitable Tsonga people, who have made this land their home for more than 1000 years. As part of the Thonga Beach Lodge experience, we believe in creating a human bridge between our wilderness areas and the local communities so that the flow of benefits to these communities…

Spa at Thonga Beach Lodge

Spa at Thonga

Put the sparkle back into your soul with a wide selection of rejuvenating treatments, facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, hot stone therapy and reflexology. Considering the pristine surroundings, it’s only natural your body wants to return to its natural and biological best.

Open Ocean Experience

Open Ocean Experience

This adventure activity offers guests a rare opportunity to experience the variety of marine life that lives along the Elephant Coast. 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 snorkeling. The warm Indian Ocean supports a myriad of…

Kayaking at Thonga Beach Lodge

Kayaking On Lake Sibaya

Early morning guided kayaking is offered on Lake Sibaya, southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake. Guests are driven up to the lake (20 minute) drive where they can enjoy an early morning paddle when the waters are calm and the possibility of seeing hippos and crocs is fair. This is also an excellent birding opportunity. Regret…

Thonga Beach Lodge

Sundowners On Lake Sibaya

Say cheers to the sun after another perfect day in Africa. Lake Sibaya is a perfect spot to watch an iconic sunset over southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake, just 6km and a 25 minute drive away. Enjoy your favourite drink and some tasty snacks as dusk welcomes the wild’s nightshift. No additional charge. The lake’s…

Thonga Beach Lodge

SCUBA Diving

Become a local on the reef! SCUBA diving at Thonga Beach is phenomenal, with reefs located only a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often encountered. All enthusiasts are welcome, from the beginner to the veteran. SCUBA training is also available at our PADI dive centre.

Some Of The Highest Dunes in the World

Fishing

You’ll get hooked on the amazing fishing at Thonga! The Maputaland coastline is renowned as one of South Africa’s most popular fishing destinations, with a wide variety of game and reef fish. Please note: Permits and tackle are required at own cost. The lodge does not keep any tackle, so don’t forget to bring your…

Snorkelling

Snorkeling

Mabibi is regarded as one of the best snorkeling sites in South Africa. The coral reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to thousands of species of tropical fish. Our rockpool snorkeling area is home to mostly juvenile fish, but you can see octopus, fire fish, moray eels and electric rays too. The…

Malachite Kingfisher

Bird Watching

Thonga’s abundant coastline and shady forests provide a haven for both birds and birdwatching alike. The diversity of flora attracts a wide variety of species, which include Livingstone’s and purple-crested touraco, green twinspot, grey waxbill and green coucal. A variety of waders and the palm-nut vulture are also regulars. Guided birding is available at no…

Thonga Beach Lodge

Guided Forest Walks

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Guided Forest Walks

Take a walk on the wild side and head out on foot to explore this natural wonderland through coastal forests, unspoiled sandy beaches and grasslands. There are over 296 bird species in the area, 2,200 flowering plants, 282 butterfly and 228 spider species. The forest is home to localised arboreal mammals such as the tonga…

Read More
Tsonga Cultural Tour

Tsonga Cultural Tours

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Tsonga Cultural Tours

The iSimangaliso area is home to the wonderfully hospitable Tsonga people, who have made this land their home for more than 1000 years. As part of the Thonga Beach Lodge experience, we believe in creating a human bridge between our wilderness areas and the local communities so that the flow of benefits to these communities…

Read More
Spa at Thonga Beach Lodge

Spa at Thonga

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Spa at Thonga

Put the sparkle back into your soul with a wide selection of rejuvenating treatments, facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, hot stone therapy and reflexology. Considering the pristine surroundings, it’s only natural your body wants to return to its natural and biological best.

Read More

Open Ocean Experience

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Open Ocean Experience

This adventure activity offers guests a rare opportunity to experience the variety of marine life that lives along the Elephant Coast. 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 snorkeling. The warm Indian Ocean supports a myriad of…

Read More
Kayaking at Thonga Beach Lodge

Kayaking On Lake Sibaya

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Kayaking On Lake Sibaya

Early morning guided kayaking is offered on Lake Sibaya, southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake. Guests are driven up to the lake (20 minute) drive where they can enjoy an early morning paddle when the waters are calm and the possibility of seeing hippos and crocs is fair. This is also an excellent birding opportunity. Regret…

Read More
Thonga Beach Lodge

Sundowners On Lake Sibaya

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Sundowners On Lake Sibaya

Say cheers to the sun after another perfect day in Africa. Lake Sibaya is a perfect spot to watch an iconic sunset over southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake, just 6km and a 25 minute drive away. Enjoy your favourite drink and some tasty snacks as dusk welcomes the wild’s nightshift. No additional charge. The lake’s…

Read More
Thonga Beach Lodge

SCUBA Diving

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on SCUBA Diving

Become a local on the reef! SCUBA diving at Thonga Beach is phenomenal, with reefs located only a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often encountered. All enthusiasts are welcome, from the beginner to the veteran. SCUBA training is also available at our PADI dive centre.

Read More
Some Of The Highest Dunes in the World

Fishing

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Fishing

You’ll get hooked on the amazing fishing at Thonga! The Maputaland coastline is renowned as one of South Africa’s most popular fishing destinations, with a wide variety of game and reef fish. Please note: Permits and tackle are required at own cost. The lodge does not keep any tackle, so don’t forget to bring your…

Read More
Snorkelling

Snorkeling

By admin / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Snorkeling

Mabibi is regarded as one of the best snorkeling sites in South Africa. The coral reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to thousands of species of tropical fish. Our rockpool snorkeling area is home to mostly juvenile fish, but you can see octopus, fire fish, moray eels and electric rays too. The…

Read More
Malachite Kingfisher

Bird Watching

By admin / January 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Bird Watching

Thonga’s abundant coastline and shady forests provide a haven for both birds and birdwatching alike. The diversity of flora attracts a wide variety of species, which include Livingstone’s and purple-crested touraco, green twinspot, grey waxbill and green coucal. A variety of waders and the palm-nut vulture are also regulars. Guided birding is available at no…

Read More
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