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Thonga Beach Lodge

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Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputaland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal which forms part of the 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches.

The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea.

Robinson Crusoe goes percale in the Thonga Beach Lodge chic, eco-sensitive huts. Each room is on a raised platform nestled in indigenous forest in undulating dunes. Natural materials of thatch, reeds and wood lend texture to the clear, minimalist spaces. The huts have full length glass windows and doors to let in the fresh breeze and sounds of the sea. Your own wooden deck reaches out into the forest where you may enjoy morning coffee amidst birdsong, or cocktails under starlight.

The beds have dreamy crisp linen and mosquito nets, complemented by soft down-lighting. The Deluxe Ocean View and Family Rooms’ romantic bathrooms with baths and double basins flow from the bedroom, while there is a separate shower and enclosed toilet. The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms also have refreshing outdoor showers which offer snippets of sea views. The Ocean View and Forest View Rooms have open-plan bathrooms with very spacious showers, double vanity and separate enclosed toilet.

THONGA BEACH LODGE AMENITIES

Overhead fans

Air conditioning

Limited wifi, no cellphone coverage

Electricity

Swimming pools

Spa

Mosquito nets

Hair dryer

Tea & coffee making facilities

Towels & linen

Private deck

En-suite bathrooms

FOREST VIEW ROOMS

The Forest View Rooms have a charm of their own nestled in the ecologically sensitive coastal dune forest which abounds in bird life.

Each room comprises a large open plan bedroom (king or twin) opening onto a small deck and bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and toilet. All rooms have air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea & coffee making facilities, safe & hair dryers.

R4 820.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2018 – 30/04/2019
Single person +30%

R4 140.00 PP Sharing
01/05/2019 – 31/07/2019
Single person +30%

R5 200.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2019 – 30/04/2020
Single person +30%

OCEAN VIEW ROOMS

The Ocean View rooms offer varying views of the Indian Ocean. Each room boasts large open plan bedroom (king or twin) opening onto a small deck and bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and toilet.

All rooms have air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea & coffee making facilities, safe & hair dryers.

R5 580.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2018 – 30/04/2019
Single person +30%

R4 980.00 PP Sharing
01/05/2019 – 31/07/2019
Single person +30%

R6 020.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2019 – 30/04/2020
Single person +30%

DELUXE OCEAN VIEW SUITE

There is only 1 of these suites which comprises a spacious open plan bedroom (kingsize bed) and bathroom with bath, double vanity, separate shower and toilet.

This suite has a private plunge pool set on an elevated deck under the shade of a Milk Wood Tree with lovely views of the breakers. All rooms have air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and hair dryers.

R6 190.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2018 – 30/04/2019
Single person +30%

R5 760.00 PP Sharing
01/05/2019 – 31/07/2019
Single person +30%

R6 690.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2019 – 30/04/2020
Single person +30%

DELUXE OCEAN VIEW FAMILY SUITE

There is only 1 of these suites for the discerning few, set a fair distance from the other rooms it offers total seclusion and privacy giving the feeling of being in one’s own private lodge with glorious views of the Indian Ocean below.

This suite comprises two bedrooms each with own en-suite bathroom, an expansive deck area and private plunge pool. The large open plan main bedroom has a king size bed, bath and double vanity. The shower and toilet are separate.
The second bedroom is smaller with 2 ¾ beds and en-suite shower and toilet. All rooms have air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and hair dryers.

R6 190.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2018 – 30/04/2019
Single person +30%

R5 760.00 PP Sharing
01/05/2019 – 31/07/2019
Single person +30%

R6 690.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2019 – 30/04/2020
Single person +30%

DELUXE FOREST VIEW FAMILY SUITE

There are just two of these suites which are ideal for families travelling with children.

These suites comprise two bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom. The large main bedroom (king or twin) has an open-plan bathroom with bath, double vanity, separate toilet and shower. The bedroom opens onto a small balcony looking into the indigenous bush.
The smaller second bedroom (2 x ¾ beds) with separate toilet, shower and basin is connected by a short inter-leading passage which has doors at both ends offering privacy and peace of mind to parents of younger children.

R6 190.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2018 – 30/04/2019
Single person +30%

R5 760.00 PP Sharing
01/05/2019 – 31/07/2019
Single person +30%

R6 690.00 PP Sharing
01/08/2019 – 30/04/2020
Single person +30%

RATES

Thonga Beach Lodge rates are inclusive of all accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, snorkelling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer excursion, Tsonga cultural tour and Turtle Tracking Walks (seasonal).
Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on a sun downer excursion at Lake Sibaya: glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink.

Excluded are return 4×4 transfers, park fees, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, Open Ocean Experience, SCUBA and Turtle Tracking Drives (seasonal).

Children over 18 cannot share room with 2 adults due to size of extra beds.

Children sharing with adults 0-3 years | No charge
Children sharing with adults 4-12 years | 50% of adult rate
Children sharing with adults 13-18 years | 75% 0f adult rate

Baby Sitters are available. 24 hours notice required.

Check availability and book online

ACTIVITIES

Thonga Beach Lodge rates are inclusive of all accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, snorkelling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer excursion, Tsonga cultural tour and Turtle Tracking Walks (seasonal).
Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on a sun downer excursion at Lake Sibaya: glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink.

Additional activities can be booked at Thonga Beach Lodge. These include SCUBA diving and Open Ocean Experience.
Diving is best in Summer. December – May visibility is 15-20 meters. June – September visibility is 10-15 meters.

Discover SCUBA Dive Courses & Equipment Hire
Courses from R1010
Refresher Course from R755
SCUBA Diving Equipment Hire from R585

Open Ocean Experience
Includes mask/snorkel, fins & wetsuit
01/08/2018 – 31/07/2019 | R665
01/08/2019 – 31/07/2020 | R725

Turtle Tracking
November to end February. Minimum 2 people.
R725

12

Check in time | 12:00

10

Check out time | 10:00

No pets allowed

Daily cleaning service

Laundry (additional charge)

Safety deposit box

Low risk malaria

No wheelchair access

Children welcome

Credit cards accepted

CHECK AVAILABILITY AND MAKE A RESERVATION AT THONGA BEACH LODGE

Thonga Beach Lodge rates are inclusive of all accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, snorkelling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer excursion, Tsonga cultural tour and Turtle Tracking Walks (seasonal).
Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on a sun downer excursion at Lake Sibaya: glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink.

Select Room Type/s
Forest View RoomOcean View RoomDeluxe Ocean View SuiteDeluxe Ocean View Family SuiteDeluxe Forest View Family Suite

HOW TO GET THERE

GPS Co-ordinates
S27° 19’ 47.00”
E32° 45’ 00.00”

Access by Road
4×4 is required. Twice daily 4×4 transfers are available from Coastal Cashews at 12h00 & 15h00. 4×4 Transfers are chargeable. Transfers out of the lodge at 10h30 daily. Secure parking is available at Coastal Cashews for guest vehicles.

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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