A sustainability centred beach-side luxury lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Explore the pristine tranquillity of Mabibi with a luxury stay at the Thonga Beach Lodge. Each of the 12 thatched eco-sensitive rooms is designed to have minimal environmental impact while echoing the enchanting forest surroundings. Wake up to the fricative whispering waters of the Indian Ocean or fall asleep to the swish sounds of the lush forest. Experience a journey with purpose and get inspired by Thonga’s commitment to local community support with cultural tours and visits to the local school. Spend your days snorkelling along the reef, tracking turtles, soaking up the sun at the Mabibi Beach or ending your night by indulging in the finest cuisine KwaZulu-Natal has to offer.
Best time to go to Elephant Coast
The subtropical climate of the Elephant Coast offers visitors year-round warmth thanks to the Indian Ocean and closeness to Mozambique. The region has hot, wet summers and cooler, dry winters. With most of the rainfall occurring during the summer months, the best time to visit varies depending on what activities travellers would like to do. November and January are the best for tracking turtles, while whale watching is great between June and November. For the best beach weather, visit between April and September.
Deluxe Ocean View Room - excludes levies
The Honeymoon Suite features an open-plan bedroom with a king-sized bed with mosquito netting and an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, double vanity and separate toilet. Guests can enjoy picturesque views of the ocean from their elevated deck while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine in their private plunge pool.
Deluxe Ocean View Family Room - ex levy
This Deluxe Ocean View room is perfectly designed for families, offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The main room has a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, double vanity and a separate toilet. The second room features 2 ¾ beds and an en-suite shower and toilet. Both open-plan rooms open onto the furnished viewing deck that features a plunge pool.
Double Ocean View Room
The spacious open-plan rooms offer gorgeous panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the room’s secluded balcony. Each room features either a king or twin-sized beds with mosquito netting, an en-suite bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and toilet, air conditioning, laundry service, a safe and a minibar.
Double Forest Room - excludes levies
Set in the intimacy of the coastal dune forest, the open-plan Forest View Rooms each feature either a king or twin-sized beds with mosquito netting, an en-suite bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and toilet, air conditioning, laundry service, a safe and a minibar.
Family Forest Room - excludes levies
The Forest View Family Room offers guests a meaningful experience of the indigenous bush. The family room features 2 open-plan rooms, including the main room which opens onto a private balcony and is furnished with a king or twin-sized beds, and has an open-plan bathroom with a bath, shower and a separate toilet. The second room features 2 ¾ beds and an en-suite shower and toilet.