Thonga Beach Lodge

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Set in spectacular untouched surroundings Thonga Beach Lodge is a perfect luxury beach retreat, that has undergone and extensive refurbishment as of 2013. Based in the Greater St Lucia Wetlands area, a World Heritage site, the Lodge offers 50km of untouched coastline offering amazing opportunities for snorkelling and off shore scuba diving. The thatched open plan rooms really make you feel part of the environment blending in to the coastal forest canopy. Since refurbishment the lodge offers a new spa, dining area and lounge as well as an additional swimming pool.

The lodge itself is nestled into beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below. Each of the 13 bush suites provides guest privacy and is carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment. All rooms are thatched and open plan with a private bathroom and balcony. Every room has air conditioning and either a sea or coastal forest view. One of the suites has been newly added and boasts wonderful ocean views and a private pool.

How to get to Thonga Beach Lodge

By road: approximately 5 hour's drive from Durban. You will leave your vehicle for the last hour's drive which will be in one of the lodge's 4x4 vehicles along the forested dune roads. By air: A charter flight to Manzengwenya airstrip only 30 minutes' drive away, or a scheduled flight to Richard's Bay roughly 3 to 4 hours' drive away.

Activities at Thonga Beach Lodge

Turtle tracking (Nov - Mar), snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, sundowners on Lake Sibaya, bird watching, fishing, forest walks, cultural visits and the Open Ocean Experience where it is possible to spot dolphins, whale sharks & other marine life.

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Thonga Beach Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4.8 out of 5 based on 12 reviews 5 View more reviews
Thonga Beach Lodge

Helen & Colin Sant

5

Stunning location, a humpback whale breaching at the side of the boat an incredible experience and something never believed would see, totally awesome. Bar staff so friendly, teaching us a South African game, great as from local village and very proud of where they were from. Wish had 4 days there rather than 3, would have squeezed in another boat trip and the bar man would have taken Alex to village to play football with locals but not enough time. Possibly favourite rooms may have been helped by sea view. Thought last night was a down grade moving from 2 rooms to a family suite, anything but ended up with own pool and sun terrace and still separate rooms and bathrooms!

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Frank & Svitlana Lavery

4

Lovely place and great staff .Food quite good .4 nights would have been enough and too long a journey for what it had to offer .Left after 5 nights

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Joyce Roche & Neil Ward

5

going to have to live there!!! incredible

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