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Thonga Beach Lodge is a unique lodge lies on the magnificent shore of St Lucia in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. The 24 bedded inn offers an ideal location from where to explore the beautiful wilderness beaches. Mabibi has grasslands, coastal forests, shimmering lakes, bush as well as sandy beaches making for a magical outdoor paradise.

The bright and warm ocean on this coastline of South Africa offers travellers one of the best off-shore scuba diving locations. The lodge is only metres from the beach and a 25-minute car drive from Southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake, namely Lake Sibaya.

This lake forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which is recognised as a World Heritage Site. The Lodge is above a secluded bay from where breathtaking views of the beach below can be admired. The luxurious thatched suites offer seclusion and space in the heart of nature. It is known for its exclusive accommodation, delicious meals as well as its fantastic scuba diving opportunities.

Facilities

Guests are welcome to relax in the comfortable lounge which features a cosy fireplace. From here, beautiful views over the beach and the magnificent forest surrounding the Beach Lodge can be admired. This is the ideal location from where to enjoy a refreshing sundowner or watch the sunrise over a steaming coffee. The outdoor swimming pool invites for a gentle swim while cocktails are available at the Ocean bar counter. Guests who require a little pampering can indulge in the wellness centre where they can revitalise their mind and body by selecting relaxing health and beauty spa treatments.

Facilities:

  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Dining area and bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Rejuvenation Center.

Activities

  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Open Ocean Experience
  • Lake Sibaya: sundowners, guided kayak tour
  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
  • Turtle tracking
  • Fishing
  • Tsonga Cultural Experience.

Lake Sibaya at Mabibi in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

The lake covers 110km of beautiful coastline, and South Africa’s largest freshwater lake lies within the iSimangaliso, which enjoys global protection status. The distinct plants of this region are home to a large variety of aquatic life, birds and mammals. The second highest community of crocodiles and hippos in Natal can be found in the lake. Here are six animal species which can be encountered here, namely the white-tailed mongoose, water mongoose, hippos, reedbuck, vlei atoms and the African marsh rat. Twenty frog species being tropical, the common fish species located here are Grass & Reed Frogs as well as toads. The African Python, the Forest Cobra as well as the Nile Crocodile also live here.

Travel distances by car

  • Johannesburg to Lodge: 8 hrs (650km)
  • Richards Bay to Lodge: 3.5 hrs (205km)
  • Durban International Airport to Lodge: 5 hrs (333km)

Access and Arrival & Parking

Guests travelling in their car will be transferred to the actual lodge in an individually arranged Lodge vehicle which will take around an hours travel time. Guests who have not travelled in a 4x4 vehicle will park their cars at the Coastal Cashew Factory when is where the Lodge transfers will be arranged. The parking is secured, and the entrance is guarded and please note that there are two transfers per day: 12 pm and 3 pm.& These transfers have to be pre-booked when confirming your stay. Four-wheel drive vehicles can proceed straight to the lodge following the “Coastal Forest Reserve” and “Thonga Beach Lodge” signs.

Critical Notes

  • The Lodge is not accessible by the 2-wheel drive; transfer from the parking area has to be booked.
  • There are two transfers per day: 12h00 and 15h00 from the parking to the lodge; the transfer takes 1 hour.
  • The charge for the transfer is R190.00 per person return (subject to change).
  • Please note an extra charge is applicable per person per transfer for all late/early arrivals and departures.
  • If guests are running late / early, it is of the utmost importance to contact the lodge and notify them of the change.
  • Once guests turn off the tar road, it is a poor condition sand road so guests must ensure they do not travel after 16h00.
  • Please phone the lodge as you leave Jozini (from the north) or Hluhluwe (from the south) so that the hotel is aware of your location in time to make any necessary changes to the collection times if running late.
  • Check-in time is after 12h00 and check out time is 10h00.
  • Only use the Sibaya Lake road if you have a 4 x 4 and are familiar with the area.
  • The check out time is at 10h00 on the date of departure. Guests who require transfers to the parking point will depart the lodge at 10h30 am.
 
 

Thonga Beach Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Explore one of Africa's surviving wilderness beaches with endless stretches of sand to walk, warm Indian ocean waters with exceptional SCUBA & snorkelling at the Thonga Beach Lodge. Enjoy lazy days at the pool side, exceptional cuisine & indulgent pampering in the Sea Spa.

When staying for 4 nights for travel during May - June 2018 and September 2018 and May - June 2019 and September 2019, you will only pay for 3 nights. Receive one night for free!

Included in the rate:

  • accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya, cultural tours to Mabibi Community. Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on a sundowner excursion at Lake Sibaya, glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Excludes park fees, 4x4 transfers, SCUBA diving, SPA treatements, Open Ocean Experience, drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
     

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for 1 May - 30 June 2018 and September 2018 and 1 May - 30 June 2019 and September 2019
  • Only valid for a minimum 4 night stay
  • Subject to availability
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BUSH & BEACH WINTER WARMER LEOPARD MOUNTAIN & THONGA BEACH LODGE
VALID MAY & JUNE 2019

Pay 1st 2 nights at each lodge and get 50% discount off 3rd night at each lodge

Rate: R21,330.00 per person sharing for 6 nights

INCLUDES

Thonga Beach Lodge - 3 nights accommodation - Forest View Rooms only, all meals, guided snorkeling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer experience and Tsonga village cultural tour included PLUS bottle of sparkling wine, private dinner in a romantic setting and complimentary head and shoulder massage.

Leopard Mountain - 3 nights accommodation, all meals, local drinks, private dining and 20% discount on all spa treatments, 2 game drives per day and midday waterhole activity included.

EXCLUDES

Thonga Beach Lodge - park fees, 4x4 transfers, all drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, SPA treaments, SCUBA & Open Ocean Experience

Leopard Mountain - conservation levy & premium drink

Included in the rate:

  • Thonga Beach Lodge - 3 nights accommodation - Forest View Rooms only, all meals, guided snorkeling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer experience and Tsonga village cultural tour included PLUS bottle of sparkling wine, private dinner in a romantic setting and complimentary head and shoulder massage.

 

  • Leopard Mountain - 3 nights accommodation, all meals, local drinks, private dining and 20% discount on all spa treatments, 2 game drives per day and midday waterhole activity included.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Thonga Beach Lodge - park fees, 4x4 transfers, all drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, SPA treaments, SCUBA & Open Ocean Experience

 

  • Leopard Mountain - conservation levy & premium drinks

Terms and Conditions:

  • This package is based on 3 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge and 3 nights at Leopard Mountain Lodge / 6 night package
  • Discounts are already included in the quotes
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for May and June 2019
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Thonga Beach Lodge 3 night Spring Break

Valid 1 - 30 September 2019

Pay 2 nights and get 50% discount off 3rd night.

Includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals, guided snorkeling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer experience and Tsonga village cultural tour.

Excludes park fees, 4x4 transfers, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, SPA treatments, SCUBA & Open Ocean Experience

Rates per person sharing
R12,480.00 - Forest Room
R14,445.00 - Ocean Room
R16,050.00 - Deluxe Ocean View with private plunge pool

Included in the rate:

  • Includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals, guided snorkeling, forest walks, kayaking, sun downer experience and Tsonga village cultural tour.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Excludes park fees, 4x4 transfers, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, SPA treatments, SCUBA & Open Ocean Experience

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 - 30 Sept 2019
  • Pay 2 nights and get 50% discount off 3rd night.
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a 3-night stay
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