Thonga Beach Lodge - Location
Set in the secluded Mabibi bay, on the Elephant
Coast (Northern KwaZulu-Natal), Thonga Beach Lodge is in the heart of
the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, an internationally recognized
World Heritage Site.
Set above a private, sandy beach
and nestled into magnificent coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge
captures the essence of a luxury Robinson Crusoe hideaway.
Traditional Thonga fishing villages provided the inspiration for
this unique retreat that celebrates the true spirit of Mother
Thonga Beach Lodge - Accommodation
The spacious, thatched suites are hidden in the coastal dune forest
and raised on wooden stilts to ensure no harm comes to the sensitive
dune soils. Inspired by Thonga architecture, the rooms have been
carefully positioned to guarantee guests complete privacy and most
rooms offer extensive views of the ocean and surrounding bush from
private balconies. Luxuriously decorated, the rooms exude a romantic
ambiance. Bleached wood, glass and natural materials have been
wisely used to create an open, airy feel. The en-suite rooms have a
bathroom with bath, shower and twin vanity.
Lodge - Facilities
shower, Bar Fridge, Air con, Ceiling Fan, Mosquito Net, Balcony,
Thatched 50 square metres.
All suites are air-conditioned.
Thonga Beach Lodge
The dining area – a large thatched
‘rondavel’ - opens on to an expansive wooden deck, where guests can
enjoy Maputuland’s sultry weather and the lodge’s sumptuous meals.
Most meals will be served al fresco, or, guests can head for the
beach and dine by candlelight on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Thonga Beach Lodge
Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming
bays and snorkelling reefs, coastal forests, grasslands, bush,
shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm
waters offer superb snorkelling and fantastic offshore scuba diving.
Turtle tracking is offered in the
evening from mid-October to end-January for the laying season and early
February to mid-March for the hatchlings.
Mabibi is regarded as one of the best snorkelling
sites in South Africa
This is an adventure activity with boats launching
straight through the surf. Scuba diving at Mabibi is also phenomenal,
with reefs located a short distance from the lodge. The professional
lodge diving team accommodates all enthusiasts; from the novice to the
veteran wanting a tour of the very best our reef’s have to offer.