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 wimming pool and central lodge area are 25m from the beach. The rooms 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 unspoilt and undeveloped wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming bays and snorkelling reefs, coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. It‟s clear, warm waters offer superb snorkelling and fantastic offshore scuba diving
High Season Dates: 01 Sep 2016– 30 Apr 2017High Season Rates:
Deluxe Ocean view suites (2 doubles) @ R4950 per person per day
Ocean view Room (3 double/twin) @ R4450 per person per day
Forest View Room (7 twin) @ R3850 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 forestNormal Rates:
01 Sep 2015–30 Apr 2016
Deluxe Ocean view @ R4675 per person per day
Ocean view Room @ R4140 per person per day
Forest View Room @ R3590 per person per day
01 May 2016–31 Aug 2016
Deluxe Ocean view @ R4450 per person per day
Ocean view Room @ R3850 per person per day
Forest View Room @ R3200 per person per day
Rate is p.person p. day sharing - No single supplement on first 2 rooms per booking.
Thonga Rates are 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
Last Minute Specials:
Pay 3 Stay 4: 01 MAY - 30 JUNE 2015 & 01 May - 30 JUNE 2016
Pay 3 Stay 4: SEPTEMBER 2015 & SEPTEMBER 2016
No single supplement on first 2 rooms per booking.
Long Stay Discounts:
5 nights / 7.5% - 6 Nights /10% - 7 Nights / 12.5% - 8 Nights / 15%
@ R1400 to R1600 per couple per stay to add:
Thonga Beach Lodge - sparkling wine & welcome note. Private dinner, private beach picnic lunch & back & shoulder massage each & aromatherapy bath. Signature box of chocolates. Beach deck dinner & picnic lunch subject to weather conditions.
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, internet available at main area but no cell phone coverage
Overhead Fans YES
Air conditioning YES
24hr lighting YES
Recharge Batteries YES
Mosquito Nets YES
Safe Yes at Reception
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 allowed 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 at 8pm. 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
Children under 6 years allowed to go on game drives but only on designated "family" game drives. We will do our best to keep families together on the same vehicle but we may request children under 6 years go on a separate childrens safari vehicle but must be accompanied by one parent/guardian. Should guests specifically request their children under 6 to be with them on a vehicle then they would need to book a private vehicle
Please note that Thonga is an eco friendly lodge in a World Heritage site and is built into an extremely sensitive Milkwood Forest. In order to preserve the natural vegetation, we are not permitted to cut down any of these trees and as a result, over the years this forest has grown and now some sea view rooms do not have a full 180 degree sea view.
Children under 6 years allowed to go on game drives but only on designated "family" game drives.
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