A discovery in every bite. Ripe with flavours, our Group Executive Chef Carl Moller has consistently kept Thonga Beach Lodge cuisine noted in the safari circuit. Whether you’re drinking freshly juiced apple and mint or a sumptuous prawn curry, an Asian mussel soup or juicy mangoes he sources responsibly and fresh, fresh, fresh. Colourful, fresh…


For Families

Let the kids run free (as well as your inner child) with our expanse of private beach and numerous activities. There is SO much to explore here at Thonga you’ll wish you stayed longer!


Forest Walks

head out on foot to explore this natural wonderland through coastal forests, unspoiled sandy beaches and grasslands. There are over 440 bird species in the area, 2,200 flowering plants, 282 butterfly and 228 spider species.



The iSimangaliso area is home to the wonderfully hospitable Tsonga people, who have made this land their home for more than 1000 years.

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.


Ocean Safari

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 where you spend approximately an hour experiencing the beauty of the ocean and enjoying the scenery of our…



Early morning guided kayaking is offered on Lake Sibaya, southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake.



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.



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…



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.

Bird Watching

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

Thonga’s abundant coastline and shady dune forests provide a haven for both birds and birdwatching alike. The diversity of flora attracts a wide variety of species with over 440 species listed for the area.

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Turtle Tracking

By admin / January 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Turtle Tracking

Our guests have the privilege of experiencing the miracle of life. Under the cover of darkness, follow mother turtles as they return to the same beach where they were born to begin the cycle all over again. Watch mesmerised as the mother turtle digs a hole and goes into a trance-like state while laying her eggs before returning to the depths of the sea.

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