Thonga Beach Lodge, on the beautiful Northern shores of KZN, is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. It is part Robinson Crusoe escape fantasy but within complete luxury. The warm water is crystal clear and conditions are ideal for most of the year, with subtropical weather.
The intimate, private 12 luxury lodges are nestled on the pristine coast of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The Wetland was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Thatched, air-conditioned suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views. Deluxe Ocean View suites have private plunge pools. The chic, eco-sensitive huts are made from natural materials: thatch, wood and reeds. Each room is on a raised platform nestled in indigenous forest on undulating dunes.
Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco year round. This is an ideal choice for honeymooners, families and SCUBA divers. There are guided forest and birding walks, kayaking, open ocean zodiac exploring and turtle tracking is offered in season. Both the snorkelling and SCUBA diving are excellent. It is the only tropical dive site in the country and lies alongside Africa’s most southern coral reefs. The reefs are home to more than 1200 species of fish, and the warm waters attract schools of bottlenose dolphin, sharks, whale sharks and turtles. Loggerhead and leatherback turtles come to the beaches from November to February to nest. They lay their eggs and between February and March you can see the little hatchlings frantically scrabbling over the sand to get to the safety of the the sea. So masses of activities or you can just relax, swim and be pampered with spa treatments.
Thonga Beach Lodge is part of the SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership, from which the local Mabibi community directly benefited during building and since, through a trust and employment.
Complete privacy, completely perfect beach, complete wilderness and complete indulgence.
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