thonga beach lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland East Coast, KwaZulu-Natal in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It is a 5hr 30 min drive from King Shaka Airport Durban.

Robinson Cruisoe goes percale in the Thonga Beach Lodge chic, eco-sensitive huts. Each room is on a raised platform nestled in indigenous forest in undulating dunes. Natural materials of thatch, reeds and wood lend textute to the clear, minimalist spaces. The huts have full length glass windows and doors to let in the fresh breeze and sounds of the sea. Your own wooden deck reaches out into the forest where you may enjoy morning coffee amidst birdsong, or cocktails under starlight.


The beds have dreamy white linen and mosquito nets, complemented by soft down lighting. The romantic wide baths and double basins flow from the bedroom, while there is a separate shower and enclosed toilet.


Indulge your beach hut escape fantasies and nature’s gentle beauty from this space of serene luxury.


General Facilities


- Private Deck

- Shower, Indoor

- Bath, Open Plan

- Air Conditioning

- Overhead Fans

- Mosquito Nets

- Safe and Hairdryer

- Telephone

- Laundry Service – additional charge

- Electric Blankets

- No Smoking

- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities

- Mini Bar


The unspoilt golden beach of Mabibi is one of the cleanest, most beautiful beaches in the world, as it stretches forever to the North and South within the protection of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.


The snorkelling right at the lodge and by boat to nearby safe coral atolls reveals a world of diverse oceanic life, including dolphins and turtles. Thonga Beach Lodge is proud of its privileged position in protecting the Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles and their nesting sites stretch along the shores right at the lodge and beyond.


The food at Thonga Beach Lodge receives repeated and well-deserved acclaim, with a chef who prides himself on discovery of top local produce. Here you can walk off the beach to taste the very best that this rich region has to offer, including sweet tropical fruits, fresh local food, healthy, modern culinary delights and decadent baked treats.


The commitment of Isibindi Africa Lodges to local community support is inspiring and cultural tours, visits to the local primary school supported by the lodge and interactions with staff will leave you feeling that you contributed something to this special corner of the planet.




This luxury beach lodge offers five room types all built of wood, thatch and glass on raised platforms set in indigenous coastal bush nestled in the undulating dunes within wave breaking distance from the sea.

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