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Mabibi, iSimangaliso Wetland Park 4399 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/07/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/07/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Snorkelling
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Zulu

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sandiunite wrote a review 07 Sep
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My husband and I had a great stay at Thonga Beach Lodge. Great food, friendly staff and great facilities. I would recommend it for a beach holiday instead of going to Mauritius. The beach is one of the best we have seen.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dear Sandiunite, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are so thrilled that you had such a great stay with us and thank you for your recommendation. We agree! Wishing you many happy travels further. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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ewalch782541 wrote a review Aug 2021
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After 2019 we came back for 2 days and enjoyed our stay again very much. From the first second on as driving down the steep hill we felt completely like coming home. Thonga is a paradise. And we will come again and again and again ....
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ewalch782541, Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are totally delighted that you found your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back again and again! With warm regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Brucevdb wrote a review Aug 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
We were very happy with our experience at Thonga Beach Lodge. The food in particular was excellent. The staff were all very helpful and appeared to genuinely enjoy their jobs. Bheki in particular was very helpful to us birders.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dear Brucevdb, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review on Thonga Beach Lodge We are thrilled that you had such a happy and pleasant stay with us. We are so fortunate to have such great birding and are delighted that Bheki was so helpful to you. Happy holidays further. Kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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RHS wrote a review Aug 2021
Mount Prospect, Illinois4 contributions
Recently returned from our trip to South Africa. Thonga is beautiful. The service is amazing, food spectacular and the beach…fantastic. The Milky Way at nighttime was the most amazing part of this trip!! Water was a bit cold but it is winter. The sand beach was beautiful, no one to be seen for miles.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Aug 2021
Dear docmon48, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are thrilled that you had such a fabulous stay with us. With no light pollution those night skies are incredible. Kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Jolene wrote a review Aug 2021
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We spent 3 nights here. Such a beautiful setting. The accommodation is fantastic, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the food was fabulous. I went for magnificent sunrise runs on the unspoilt beach - what a treat.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Aug 2021
Dear JoleneEls, Thank you for this wonderful review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are delighted that you had such a great stay with us, and agree that beach at sunrise is spectacular! With kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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PRICE RANGE
US$417 - US$743 (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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Frequently Asked Questions about Thonga Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thonga Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rocktail Bay (7.3 km), Lake Sibayi (1.8 km), and Mabibi Beach (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thonga Beach Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thonga Beach Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thonga Beach Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.
Does Thonga Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Thonga Beach Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.