Location: KwaZulu Natal
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Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shoreline of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, along the the Maputoland coast. A perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, this luxurious beach lodge is a haven of tranquility, and ocean lover’s dream! .
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Thonga Beach Lodge Deck

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About Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is a 24 bed luxury lodge, and ideal ocean wilderness retreat! A stone’s throw from the the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, this spectacular location is teaming with life from the coastal forest reserves, grasslands and dense bushveld, to the crystal lakes and rolling dunes. The “Elephant Coast” is an unforgettable kaleidoscope of landscapes, with some of the best marine activities in the country! The crystal clear waters and year round sunshine make KwaZulu Natal a top beach attraction. Depending on the time of year, you could experience turtles laying eggs, whale sharks, swimming with dolphins, to name a few marine life encounters!

Thonga Beach Lodge Accommodation

Thonga Beach Lodge lies just meters from the azure blue waters and white sandy shoreline of the Indian Ocean. An exotic and romantic retreat, thatched beach cottages offer private and intimate luxury accommodation. Nestled on the edge of a lush coastal forest, guests will enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean and mouth-watering local cuisine.

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Thonga Beach Lodge Pool

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Panoramic Dunes

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Thonga Beach Lodge Lounge

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Thonga Beach Lodge Dining

Thonga Beach Lodge Activities and Attractions 

Thonga Beach Lodge is located along one of the most idyllic coastlines in Africa, and is just a short drive from Lake Sibaya, the largest fresh water lake in Southern Africa! There are a multitude of nearby activities and excursions for guests to enjoy:

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Marine life encounter on an “Open Ocean Experience”
  • Visit Lake Sibaya for kayaking, a picnic, or sun downers
  • Guided Walks in nearby reserves
  • Turtle Tracking (season dependant)
  • Fishing
  • Tsonga Cultural Experience


Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Sunset View

Sunset View

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Beach dining

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