Thonga Beach Lodge, South Africa

This luxury 24-bed lodge is nestled on the coast of Maputaland, northern KwaZulu-Natal, within the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park.Tuesday, 13 June 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

This luxury 24-bed lodge is nestled on the coast of Maputaland, northern KwaZulu-Natal, within the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park. It’s the ideal place to explore unspoilt wilderness, coastal forests, grasslands, lakes and exquisite sandy beaches.

Guests can enjoy romantic candlelit dinners on the beach deck, and relax with Sea Spa treatments. Snorkelling is offered, as are guided kayaking trips. From November to February, giant leatherback and loggerhead turtles can be seen visiting the beach to lay their eggs.

Thonga Beach Lodge has been built in an ecologically responsible manner, so as to minimise environmental impact. The local community at Mabibi owns a 68% share in Thonga Beach Lodge, and revenue generated goes into a community trust fund that’s used to improve the lives of the previously impoverished Mabibi community.

Need to know

Key facilities

• 12 rooms, including ocean- and forest-view rooms
• Wi-fi in lounge area only
• Air conditioning
• Two swimming pools
• Spa
• Mosquito nets
• Laundry service

Key activities

• Wilderness beach
• Turtle tracking
• Scuba diving and snorkelling
• Lake kayaking
• Guided forest walks
• Birdwatching

Contact

T: +27 35 474 1473
E: res@isibindi.co.za
isibindi.co.za

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