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Thonga Beach Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Thonga Beach Lodge

Barefoot luxury on the South African shores, Thonga Beach Lodge is perfectly positioned on the azure shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site and South Africa's third largest protected area. Intimate, laid-back and luxurious, this remote lodge captures the essence of South Africa with its 12 luxury rondavels, each raised on wooden stilts to preserve the natural surroundings and acquaint you with the local monkeys and birds. Taking full advantage of its incredible position, Thonga Beach Lodge has an array of activities and experiences on offer – from diving, snorkelling and kayaking, to guided walks through the forest or spotting hatching turtles on the beach. Plus, with the lodge’s location within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, wildlife viewing has never been easier!

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A remote nature retreat designed for couples
  • Feature: A private beach to interact with wildlife
  • Rooms: 12 rooms and suites
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: King Shaka International Airport
Honeymoon Suite
Location and transfer

Approximately 5 Hours by private car transfer from King Shaka International Airport 


With gorgeous traditional thatched walls and roofs but modernised flooring and lavish furniture in the interior of each lodge, you can experience high-class luxury living during your stay in South Africa. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, overhead fans, showers and offers complimentary mosquito nets for your safari-life convenience. To maximise privacy and minimise environmental impact, all of the accommodation at Thonga Beach is incorporated into the vegetive landscape. 

   Ocean View Room :expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 646ft²
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: Offering guests stunning views over the ocean, each Ocean View Room provides guests with either a double or twin bed, an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and an expansive terrace. 
   Forest View Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 5
  • Size: 646ft²
  • Room View: Forest View
  • Facilities: With an airy and vibrant atmosphere, the Forest View Room features a private entrance, the choice of a double or twin bed, a private bathroom boasting a walk-in shower and a spacious terrace overlooking the garden. 
   Deluxe Ocean View Family Room :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 753ft²
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: Overlooking the ocean, the spacious Deluxe Ocean View Family Room offers guests three comfortable beds, a private entrance, an elegant bathroom with a walk-in shower, and an expansive terrace with views of the beach.  
   Forest View Family Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 753ft²
  • Room View: Forest view
  • Facilities: With space for your whole tribe, the Forest View Family Room features a private entrance, three comfortable beds, an elegant bathroom with a walk-in shower and a terrace with expansive forest views. 
   Deluxe Ocean View Honeymoon Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 753ft²
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: Surrounded by sounds of the sea and complimented with a private plunge pool, this spacious suite is ideal for couples. Featuring a spacious open plan bedroom complete with king-size bed and an elegant bathroom boasting both an indoor and outdoor shower, this one-of-a-kind suite is sure to wow.  

With beautiful presentation and mouthwatering flavour, the restaurant at Thonga Beach Lodge is unforgettable. Only using the freshest ingredients in their meals, you can eat this amazing food while admiring the spectacular scenery. 

Thonga Beach Restaurant:expand_more
  • Cuisine: A la carte
  • Setting: Elegant dining with outdoor seating with beautiful views through a deep green forest.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
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Wildlife Encounters

Africa is home to such a diverse cast of wildlife across both land and sea, and Thonga Beach Lodge showcase the best of both. Sitting right on the coast yet surrounded by forest, Thonga Beach blends into the habitat to allow for an eco-friendly nature viewing experience of the land-life. But for a glimpse of Africa’s marine life, snorkelling equipment can be rented at the lodge; allowing you to see the various species of colourful fish and corals that live in the sky-blue water right on the private wilderness beach. 


Enjoy these extraordinary surroundings together from your private hut, looking out at all the glorious green trees and wildlife that lives within it. With no distractions other than the birds singing and wind breezing through the trees, this is the perfect getaway for those wanting to deepen your connection with nature and each other. And with an onsite spa, you can indulge in a pamper together before a romantic evening meal; as the night sky stretches over the retreat, you can watch the bright stars from just outside your room. 

Spa Attraction

After a beautiful day spent in the sun, by beachside or on an adventure, what could be more rewarding for your body than a rejuvenating spa treatment as the sun begins to set? With a generous selection of treatments to choose from, including body massages, facials, pedicures & manicures and body wraps & scrubs, you will be encaptivated in complete bliss.  If you need really deep work to undo your pains, a deep tissue or hot stone massage is the very thing your body needs.   


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