Quick Facts

Thonga Beach Lodge
GPS Co-ordinates S27° 19’ 47.00”
E32° 45’00.00”
Access by Road 4×4 is required. Twice daily transfers are available from Coastal Cashes at 12h00 and 15h00. Additional charge. Transfers out of the lodge at 10h30 daily. Secure parking available at Coastal Cashes for guest vehicles.
Nearest Airport Richards Bay and King Shaka Airports
Access by Air Daily flights to Richards Bay ex Johannesburg, 3hr 30 min road transfer to lodge
Daily regional & international flights to King Shaka International Airport 5hr 30 min road transfer to lodge

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Thonga Beach Lodge


  • Guided Snorkeling (equipment provided)
  • SCUBA Diving (equipment to hire – tuition available PADI Dive Centre – no children under eight years)
  • Open Ocean Experience (no children under eight years)
  • Turtle Tracking in season
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking on Lake Sibaya
  • Sundowner Excursion to Lake Sibaya
  • Mabibi Cultural Tour
  • Guided Forest Walks


Thonga Beach Lodge


  • May-Sept temperature ranges from 10c-25c
  • Sunny days with very cold mornings & evenings
  • Sea temperatures between 18c-22c
  • Oct-April temperature ranges from 19c-38c
  • Days are hot & humid with occasional afternoon & evening thunder- storms
  • Sea temperatures between 21c-26c

Temperature Chart Mid Summer
Max (avg) °C
Mid Summer
Min (avg) °C
Mid Winter
Max (avg) °C
Mid Winter
Min (avg) °C
Durban 29 21 24 11
Cape Town 27 15 19 8
Johannesburg 26 15 18 4
Isibindi Zulu Lodge 26 15 19 3
Rhino Post Safari Lodge 32 21 28 8.7
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge 30 19 23 9
Thonga Beach Lodge 30 21 24 13
Kosi Forest Lodge 30 21 24 13


Thonga Beach Lodge


  • Comfortable, casual, cool, cotton bushwear
  • Hats, windbreaker year round
  • Swimwear, hats and sandals – summer
  • Comfortable sturdy walking shoes
  • Smart casual wear for dinner
  • Sunscreen, binoculars, cameras, spare batteries, lip cream, contact lens solution, spare glasses, reference books

Season Highlights

Thonga Beach Lodge


  • Nov-Feb turtle breeding season
  • Apr-Jun Best weather
  • Summer – best diving Dec – May average visibility 15 – 20 metres; Jun – Sep average visibility 10 – 15 metres

Travelling With Children

Child Rates
Adults 0-3 years 4-12 years 13-18 years
2 adults sharing with 1 child Adult rate x 2 No charge Pays 50% of adult rate Pays 75% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 child Adult rate No charge Pays 75% of adult rate Pays 100% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 child under 3 years Adult rate plus 30% No charge N/A N/A

Table Of Facts

Thonga Beach Lodge


Number of Rooms 12
Configuration 1 DeLuxe Ocean View Family Suite; 1 DeLuxe Ocean View Honeymoon Room
3 Ocean View Rooms; 5 Forest View Rooms; 2 Forest View Family Suites
Maximum Guests 24
Children Children welcome
Maximum 8 children under 8 years Dinners served separately
Childminding Available by pre-arrangement
Triples Up to 1 child under 18 years per room
SPA YES pre-bookings available on [email protected]
WI FI Yes, in Main Lodge only. Slow and intermittent
Cell Phone Coverage No
Air Conditioning Yes
Overhead Fans Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Electricity Yes
Bath Deluxe Ocean View and Family Rooms only have baths
Shower Indoor/Outdoor Indoor. Deluxe Ocean View Rooms have Outdoor & Indoor Showers.
Mosquito Nets Yes
Safe Yes
Telephones Yes
Laundry Service Yes additional charge
NO Smoking Policy No smoking permitted indoors
Wheelchair Access Room 10 only (Forest View) is wheelchair friendly
Distance Between Rooms Ten metres
Check In/Check Out 12h00 and 10h00
Credit Cards All accepted. No debit cards
Malaria Yes