Thonga Beach Lodge

Set in a coastal dune forest with glorious views of the beach and luxurious accommodation. The spacious and airy suites all have private balconies and views over the ocean or the forest.

A myriad of activities are available including snorkelling, world-class scuba-diving and swimming, sometimes with dolphins and whale sharks. The lodge is also close to Lake Sibaya, South Africa’s largest freshwater lake and part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Here, boat trips can be taken and superb bird watching enjoyed.


Maputaland Marine Reserve


  • Snorkelling with manta rays
  • Guided wilderness walks
  • Boat excursions
  • Turtle tracking
  • Canoeing

Our Thoughts

Turtle-tracking, snorkelling, diving, swimming and canoeing are the attractions of this remote beach lodge hidden away on the KwaZulu Natal coastline.

A short flight or road journey from Thonga to the Phinda Private Game Reserve makes this perfect to create a South African bush and beach adventure.

Thonga Beach Lodge

  • The beach
  • Water sports
  • Al fresco dining
  • Massage facilities
  • Swimming pool


The Main area has a dining room which hosts all the meals. With a continental & traditional buffet breakfast and hot breakfast on order.  A hot & cold buffet lunch and 3 course dinner with a choice of each course. Most meals will be served al fresco, or if you want something slightly different you can head for the beach and dine by candlelight on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

With its beach-like setting nestled into a magnificent costal dune forest, it gives off the best Robinson Crusoe vibe. Thatched roofs and natural materials are used throughout each lodge making it sleek and stylish. Prop you feet up on your own deck and watch the world pass you by.

  • Ocean View
  • Forest View
  • Turtle Tracking
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Open Ocean Experience
  • Lake Sibaya (Sundowners and Kayaking)
  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
  • Tsonga Cultural Experience
  • Scenic Flights
  • Zulu Dancing/Singing
  • Sea Spa

Children (and big kids) Activities:

  • Beach volleyball
  • Petanque
  • Board Games
  • Buckets, spades, bats, balls, Frisbees, cricket sets
  • TV with DVD (only) and selection of DVD’s

Kiddies Corner

There is a kiddies toy box and some boogie boards in the Marine Centre for your use.  Daily activities can be arranged, such as

  • Making bead bracelets
  • Learning to make corrugated cardboard gift boxes
  • Make and model with playdough
  • Nature walks
  • Shell collecting
  • Colouring-in competitions
  • Make your own dinner pizzas
  • Sand castle competitions
  • Beach clean ups

Holiday Ideas

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Opening Hours (UK Time)
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
+44 (0)20 7843 3531

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