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This intimate, luxury lodge is nestled on the pristine coast of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, within the Isimangaliso World Heritage Park. Its clear, warm waters offer superb snorkeling and unspoiled off-shore scuba diving, arguably the best in South Africa. Air conditioned suites, mouth-watering cuisine, romantic candlelight dinners on the beach and relaxing Sea Spa treatments. Guided forest walks, kayaking, sundowners and seasonal turtle tracking.
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Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
Spa
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great View
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Mabibi, iSimangaliso Wetland Park 4399 South Africa
Getting there
Zulu Inyala Airport72 km
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This is a uniquely situated hotel, sitting on many kilometres of untouched beach (it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - you feel truly alone and at one with nature. It is planted next to the small Zulu village of Mabibi - I loved the fact the village has a stake in the hotel and
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Response from IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear kiewalker, Wow, thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous and informative review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are totally delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us and enjoyed so many great experiences. Your thanks and great feedback will be shared with all the staff. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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I used to camp along this section of pristine beach some 17 years ago & was was worried about proposals being mooted then to construct a hotel & the impact it would make. But my fears proved to be unfounded, as this lodge nestles unobtrusively amongst the dune vegetation & is
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Response from IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 129SteveH, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful and comprehensive review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are totally delighted that your worries were unfounded and you had such a great stay with us. We take preservation of our environment very seriously. Hopefully we will get to welcome you back to Thonga one day soon. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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The lodge is located on a beautiful coastline. the rooms are large and airy and tastefully designed. The food is mouthwatering. What distinguishes it from other places however is the staff. They are engaging, attentive and incredibly friendly.
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Response from IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Coastal52592755007, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are totally delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and so appreciative of your fabulous comments on our staff. They are an incredibly important part of our business. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Thonga is an experience of a lifetime. A wonderful place to disappear from the hustle and bustle of normal iife and remind oneself about the wonderful natural world that miraculously still exists in such sacred pockets of the earth. We were lucky to see both leatherback and
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Response from IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Trip229232, Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are thrilled that you and your family so enjoyed your stay with us and had such great experiences. Turtle season is truly a magical time to be at our very special piece of paradise. Wishing you many happy travels further. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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My husband and I were blown away by the service provided by Thonga Lodge's employees and look forward to our return visit. It is a beautiful resort in a relatively untouched environment, we loved the squeaky sand on the beach and phosphorescence in the ocean at night. Seeing
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Response from IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Louise V, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are totally delighted that you had such a wonderful experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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The round cabins are large and very luxurious.
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Hello, February and March are great months to see the turtle hatchlings. Please email our reservations for availability.
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Hello please could you contact our Reservations Manager Kerin Bohr on+28 (0)35 474 1473 - unfortunately Trip Advisor prevents us from giving out email addresses on this forum. Kind regards Penny Rice Sales & Marketing Manager - ISIBINDI AFRICA LODGES
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you can call +27 35 474 1473. I cannot put the email address on this forum but you can get it off the Isibindi website.
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What is mentioned in your email should give you a good indication of what to bring. Don't forget sunscreen, a scarf or warm coat for the transfer as it is in a open vehicle.
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hi there, Please phone 035 474 1473, our Reservations Manager Kerin Bohr will be able to give you a quick response whether there is availability for you. Thanks Dee Wilson Marketing Assistant
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"Who has the choice, should choose a cottage with lake view. Even if the other rooms are great - this is like the icing on the cake."
"We were lucky enough to stay in the deluxe suite with our own plunge pool and beautiful ocean views. "
"room #1 has a balcony and sea view and is huge and PERFECT."
"Higher rooms for a sea view. All rooms are stunning."
"The ocean view deluxe suite is by far the best!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$611 - US$883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
thonga beach hotel mabibi
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NataliSimangaliso Wetland Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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