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Thonga Beach Lodge Mabibi bay, Elephant Coast
Isimangaliso Wetland Park
Thonga Beach Lodge is set in the secluded Mabibi bay, on the Elephant Coast (Northern KwaZulu-Natal), Thonga Beach Lodge is in the heart of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. It is located 25 km North of Sodwana Bay and is the first private concession to have been granted by the Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority. The swimming pool and central lodge area are 25m from the beach. The distances of the rooms to the beach vary between 30m and 120m from the beach. Lake Sibaya (Southern Africa‟s largest natural freshwater lake) is 6km from the lodge.
Set on the pristine shores of the Maputaland coast, this luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the last unspoiled and undeveloped wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming bays and snorkeling reefs, coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. It‟s clear, warm waters offer superb snorkeling and fantastic offshore scuba diving
Last Minute Specials:
Pay 3 Stay 4: 01 MAY - 30 JUNE 2019 & 01 May - 30 JUNE 2020
Pay 3 Stay 4: SEPTEMBER 2019 & SEPTEMBER 2020, limited rooms.
Long Stay Discounts:
5 nights / 7.5% - 6 Nights /10% - 7 Nights / 12.5% - 8 Nights / 15%
Thonga Beach Lodge - sparkling wine & welcome note. Private dinner, private beach picnic lunch, back & shoulder massage each. Signature box of chocolates and romantic turndown.
There is a Mezzanine level, which can be used for conferences of up to 12 people. Alternatively informal conferences can cater for 24 delegates.
25 metres from the beach.
Hairdryers and safes in all rooms, wifi available at main area but no cell phone coverage
Overhead Fans YES
Air conditioning YES
24hr lighting YES
Recharge Batteries YES
Mosquito Nets YES
Cell phone coverage NO
WI-FI Yes(Our WI-FI can be slow & intermittent as we depend on satellite connection which is adversely affected by bad weather conditions)
Malaria YES – Low Risk
Thonga Beach Lodge is promoted as a destination to enjoy with children. We allow no more than 6 children under 8 are at any one time in the lodge.
12 years and under they pay 50% of the full tariff when sharing with 2 adults
Between 12 yrs and 18 years pay 75% of the full tariff if sharing with adults.
Children 3 and under are free of charge when sharing with 2 adults
A special dinner sitting is arranged for the children (8 yrs and under) from 6pm. Children will then be expected to vacate the dining area for the main sitting from 7pm. Parents are invited to join their children for dinner at the earlier time – the lodges will liaise with the parents in regards to this at the lodge
Baby sitting services are available from the lodge – prior arrangement necessary.
Activities will be arranged during the day for children between the ages of 3 and 8
TYPE OF ROOMS
Deluxe Sea View 2 x double rooms with private plunge pools and outdoor showers
Sea View 3 x twin rooms
Forest View 7 x twin rooms
12 suites in Robinson Crusoe-chic! The thatched en-suite rooms have been carefully constructed in the coastal dune forest to ensure minimum impact on the environment whilst still ensuring maximum guest comfort. 2 deluxe suites with panoramic sea views and private plunge pools, 3 rooms with sea views and 7 set within the dune forest. Each room has a double vanity, indoor shower, separate toilet, bar fridge, ceiling fan, mosquito net, safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a private balcony, thatched 50 square metres. All suites are air-conditioned. Deluxe and Family suites have free standing baths.
ll bookings at all lodges over the Christmas holiday period must be for a minimum of 2 nights (15 December – 15 January) except for Thonga Beach Lodge which is a minimum of 3 nights.
Tariffs include a SA tourism levy and are inclusive of VAT.
Provisional bookings made more than 3 months in advance, will be held for 7 days and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
Provisional bookings made less than 3 months in advance, will only be held for 48 hours and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
Should the above release times not be suitable, please feel free to contact us for alternate arrangements
All bookings must be confirmed in writing
We run small lodges in remote areas and cancellations, even of just two people, can greatly affect the operation of the lodge
Therefore we require full payment prior to guests arrival and strict adherence to our cancellation policy
Please ensure that guests have adequate travel insurance to cover any cancellations or changes in travel arrangements
We require written confirmation accepting our terms and conditions
Full pre-payment is required 30 (thirty) days prior to clients date of arrival, unless alternative arrangements have been made
We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this payment timeously
For package bookings we require 25% payment on confirmation and the balance 30 (thirty) days prior to travel
Cancellation Policy (Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups)
We require written confirmation for all cancellations (e-mail or facsimile)
Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure
Group Bookings & Isibindi Package Bookings
The word ”group” applies to 8 or more full paying guests
The Isibindi Package Booking means a booking for 1 or more persons staying for 5 or more nights at a selection of the Isibindi Africa Lodges
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a group reservation or Isibindi Package
Full Pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this deposit timeously
Cancellation Policy for Groups & Friends for Free February Special
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on all confirmed group bookings
Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 75% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure
IT IS THE GUEST’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE ADEQUATE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER THEMSELVES IN THE EVENT OF HAVING TO COVER CANCELLED BOOKINGS.
All bank deposits are to be received free of any bank charges or commissions.
All credit card payments by agents for accommodation will have a 3% surcharge, except AMEX & DINERS which have a 5% surcharge.
Please note that only cash or credit cards are accepted at the lodges – strictly no debit cards!
Thonga Beach Lodge is located in a low risk malaria area and we recommend that you consult your medical practitioner for anti-malaria prophylactic. The best insurance is the preventative kind: avoid
being bitten by using mosquito repellent liberally.
No more than 2 adults per room. Extra beds are for children 18years or under
High Season Dates: 01 Aug – 31 Apr
High Season Rates:
Deluxe Ocean view suites (2 doubles) @ R6190 per person per day
Ocean view Room (3 double/twin) @ R5580 per person per day
Forest View Room (7 twin) @ R4820 per person per day
Rate is p.person p. day sharing including accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkelling equipment, kayaking on Lake Sibaya, sun downer trip to Lake Sibaya, cultural tours to Tsonga community, guided walks in coastal forest
01 May 2019 –31 July 2019
Deluxe Ocean view @ R5760 per person per day
Ocean view Room @ R4980 per person per day
Forest View Room @ R4140 per person per day
Rate is p.person p. day sharing - inclusive of 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.