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Tembe Elephant Park Just of R22 Sihangwane, Tembe Elephant Park 3960 South Africa
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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Tembe Elephant Park
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Boasting its own pivate entrance to Tembe Elephant Park, Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is the premier lodge in the area. Tembe is home to a spectacular variety of animals and birds. The park hosts Africa's biggest tuskers, the world's smallest buck, the world's largest web spinning spider and a number of rare to very rare birds and butterflies. Birdlife around the lodge is particularly splendid, with numerous specials such as Neergaard's Sunbird, Rudd's Apalis, Woodward's Batis, Plain-backed Sunbird and Pinkthroated Twinspot being regularly sighted within the lodge's property. Apart from the park, the location is unique. Within an hour's drive one can experience world class tiger fishing in Jozini, some of the best diving in Kosi Bay, Loggerhead turtle tracking, secret beaches like 'Black Rock', border caves, fish traps, canoeing on the Pongola river, kayaking in Kosi's great lakes, etc. This whole area is truly magnificent and we are proud to offer all of these experiences from our lodge.
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Free parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Massage
Sun terrace
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English, Dutch

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Tembe Elephant Park Just of R22 Sihangwane, Tembe Elephant Park 3960 South Africa
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allengU3288TR wrote a review Jul 2021
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
THE ACCOMMODATION WAS VERY CLEAN AND TIDY. Staff were very friendly and obliging. Food was enjoyable. Game drive was interesting and close up encounter with elephants was amazing.. We would recommend this resort to friends..
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Asanda Wendy Tembe, General Manager at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Hi allengU3288TR, Thank you so much for your high ratings and taking the time to leave a review. Selecting us as your preferred destination is truly appreciated and learning that your stay was well worth the travel is great. We do indeed take pride in our work and are blessed to be able to work together as a team especially now in these trying times. The elephants inside Tembe Elephant Park are so friendly and I must agree, the unique close up encounters are spectacular. We look forward to welcoming you and yours back to Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in the near future. Please do keep safe and in good health. Kind Regards,
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ncolem692665 wrote a review Mar 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Amazing true African experiance. Staff very attentive and the lodge clean and well run. Amazing game drive with informative guide. Lovely pool and sun deck to use when not in the game reserve. Lovely open fire to sit around for pre or post dinner drinks, authentic african food and friendly service for all team members.
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Response from Asanda Wendy Tembe, General Manager at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Hi Neil, Thank you so much for your high ratings and taking the time to provide us with feedback. Selecting Royal Thonga Safari Lodge as your preferred destination is truly appreciated and learning that your stay was well worth the travel is great. Thank you for the all round compliments such as our property structure, facility and more so our staff who really do take pride in the property and their work (we too appreciate their continued efforts). Your acknowledgements are so rewarded and encouraging so we'll be sure to share your feedback. We always aim to provide a memorable unique African experience in the most natural and truest form. Therefore, we're so glad to know that you witnessed that and hope your experiences will be kept in your memories forever. We shall continue to provide authentic heart-warming food and comforting open fires at our boma and fire place. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you and yours back to Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in the near future. Please do keep safe and in good health. Kind Regards,
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Tyrell007 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Really nice stay. The resort staff made the trip all that much better. Friendly, helpful and always smiling and pleasant. The accommodation is very spacious and neat and clean. Love the walk from the rooms to the dinning area. The pool area is well maintained and a nice tucked away section. A few tips: Make sure you have a 4x4 if you want to do a self drive. You are not told about this beforehand. You wont be allowed in with a normal vehicle as you will get stuck. The website nor any booking sites make you aware of this until you get to the lodge. There is walking path in the lodge. You can do it with a Guide (free of charge) or you can go on your own. We did the walk on our own but there some paths blocked by fallen trees so we didn't go the full walk, but I suggest doing it. Menu's are fixed each day, but just let the staff know your dietary requirements and they will try to accommodate you. DO TRY THE STEAK. REALLY GOOD. I did have a fair amount of trouble calling the resort before my stay so really would suggest you phone as much as possible to get any feedback you want. I tried for a week to get hold of the guys and only got hold of the resort on the day before my stay. Overall, I loved the stay and give it a thumbs up.
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Christian H wrote a review Mar 2021
Nelspruit, South Africa28 contributions3 helpful votes
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From the moment we arrived until we left, all we can say is wow!! The hospitality from reception, people preparing our food and giving us drinks, was just incredible. Bonga and Bughle was awesome. Management and staff truly went out their way as well to help us. We didn't have enough fuel for the next town and helped us with it. Will definitely go back and recommend them.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Best views, Relaxing, Safari, Hospitality, Friendliness,
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nonjie wrote a review Mar 2021
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Had a lovely stay. Amazing staff and accommodation. I enjoyed the breakfast but the dinner could be worked on. Make sure to buy bottled water to store in your bar fridge for your stay as the tap water is salty (bore hole water source).
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PRICE RANGE
US$123 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalTembe Elephant Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Thonga Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.