Thonga Beach Lodge


One of the Africa’s best diving spots

Standing only a few metres away from a secluded beach on Maputaland’s Elephant Coast, Thonga Beach Lodge offers its guests one of the most exclusive seaside experiences in Kwazulu Natal.

From its dune-top perch, this 24-bed luxury lodge boasts spectacular views of both the Indian Ocean and the lush forest from any of its rooms’ private balconies. The azure waters below boast pristine coral reefs and about 1,250 species of fish – making it one of the world’s best sites for snorkelling and scuba-diving. Depending on the time of year, you’ll even have the chance to swim with dolphins or see turtles laying their eggs. Nearby Lake Sibaya (in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park) is a stellar spot for kayaking and the area’s status as a World Heritage Site means there are plenty crocs and hippos.

Back at the lodge, comfort awaits. Each thatched suite is elevated on wooden stilts, protecting the soil and enhancing the view. Suites are equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, mosquito nets, and a hairdryer. Plus: guests are treated to fresh-from-the-ocean seafood every day. 

  • Only a few metres away from an unspoilt and secluded beach
  • 24-bed Thatched Suites with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the coastal forest
  • Pristine coral reefs and 1,250 species of fish in the nearby waters make this one of the best diving spots in the world
  • A range of water activities to choose from, including kayaking on nearby Lake Sibaya
Restaurant on premises Bedrooms all have satellite TV Sea views Secure parking Swimming pool WIFI


Thonga Beach Lodge
Mabibi/Lake Sibaya
North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

For an exclusive and awe-inspiring beach holiday, Thonga Beach Lodge is one of the finest spots in KwaZulu-Natal. Only metres away from a secluded, unspoilt beach that boasts pristine coral reefs and 1,250 species of fish this hotel promises a holiday filled with snorkelling and scuba-diving. Plus: the thatched bush suites offer stunning ocean views. 

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