Thonga Beach Lodge

Nestled in a dune forest along the Maputuland coast of KwaZulu-Natal is the Thonga Beach Lodge. A luxurious hideaway on a secluded beach backdropped by green plains, bushes, forests and shimmering lakes. This last little piece of unspoilt paradise along South Africa’s coast with a myriad of wildlife, pristine white shores and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

This hidden gem garners some of the best of the best snorkelling and scuba diving spots in Southern Africa, teeming with exuberant and colourful sea life off-shore in the warm, crystal clear waters. Guided birdwatching tours can also be arranged to discover the ample birdlife.

Conservation of wildlife is of utmost importance to the Isibindi Africa team, all of their lodges are carefully constructed in a way that has minimal impact on the environment with thatch roofs and other natural construction materials.
From 686
Full Board
At A Glance
Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlySpa / WellnessWifiSwimming PoolBeachFree ParkingAirconHotel / LodgeOcean TripsCultural ExperienceSight Seeing



Accommodation is made up of 24 luxurious thatched bedrooms. Each room stands on stilts and are a fair distance from one another providing you with all the privacy you may need. With stunning open views of the unspoilt beach and tree canopies sending you straight to a tropical paradise.

The rooms are air-conditioned to combat the humidity. There is also 24-hour fighting and electricity so you can charge up your devices (you won’t want to miss these photograph opportunities)

Decor follows a rustic luxury aesthetic with various earthy colours, complementing the deep turquoise of the sea.

Dining and Entertainment

Dine out in a large thatched rondavel which leads out onto the expansive open-air dining area or while chowing down on mouth-watering al fresco meals served straight from the Thonga Beach Lodge’s very own restaurant where the staff are tentative to your needs and their greatest focus is providing a hearty, delicious and meal to end your day on. There is also cake served at 4PM each day to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Sip on sundowners from the unique “ocean” bar counter by the pool side for ultimate relaxation after your busy day of exploration and discovery. Watch the skies change from hundreds of different views; it doesn’t get much more magical than this.


Located just a stone’s throw away from a beach filled with secret diving spots and only a 25 minute drive from the largest freshwater like in Southern Africa, Lake Sibaya, you are guaranteed to have plenty to do and see. Plenty of activities are available from the lodge such as snorkelling and scuba diving at Mabibi. With Phenomenal reefs with colourful and lively shoals of fish made up of a startling 1 250 different species of fish… that’s almost as much as the Great Barrier Reef!.There’s also a chance of spotting dolphins and sharks (don’t worry, they’re also just here to have a good time.) Dives accommodate all levels of divers, whether you’re an eager beginner or certified veteran, there is something for everyone.

A unique offer from Thonga Beach Lodge is the Turtle Tracking adventure. Guests can witness the culmination of the endangered Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in their carefully and intricately constructed nests. This activity is only available between November and February in the Summer.

Sip on Sundowners while cruising down Lake Sabiya, with a shoreline of 125 kilometres teeming with exciting flora and fauna.

There’s also cultural village visits, fishing, bird watching and open ocean exploration.


Thanks to the folks at Isibindi Africa Lodges for this awesome footage.

Total package price from: 686

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • Pay for 3 nights and stay for 4 nights Special
  • Prices are per person sharing, Special runs from MAY, JUNE & SEPTEMBER
  • Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
  • Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation


  • Accommodation as specified on a sharing basis in Forest View Room, upgradeable to Ocean View or Deluxe Ocean View
  • All meals, teas and coffees
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided walks
  • Cultural Tours
  • Kayaking
  • Sundowners at Lake Sibaya
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable Tourism Levies and Value Added Tax


  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified
  • Park Fees
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • SCUBA diving
  • Open Ocean Experience
  • Dive equipment hire
  • 4 x 4 transfers
  • Any scheduled flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
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