Thonga Beach Lodge is perched above a secluded bay with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the unspoilt beach to greet you when you arrive. Tucked into indigenous coastal dune forest and surrounded by grasslands, bush, the warm ocean and long sandy beaches, Mabibi is as close to paradise as it’s possible to find. The inspiration for this extraordinary resort came from traditional Thonga fishing villages, and all the accommodation has been carefully constructed so as to blend into the environment as much as possible. The main lodge offers a dining area rondavel that opens onto a large deck, the perfect spot for sundowners.
The spacious lounge offers amazing views of the beach and ocean, and for those who prefer to spend all their time outside, the lodge’s swimming pool is the perfect place to while away a few hours.
Thonga Beach Lodge is also only a 25 minute drive from the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, and home to Lake Sibaya, Southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake.
You’ll be spoilt for choice deciding between all the activities on offer at Thonga, from snorkelling along the shallow reefs getting to know the shoals of sub-tropical fish to scuba diving with dolphins, game fish and even a shark or two. Those who are looking to venture further afield will enjoy the Open Ocean Experience, where dolphins, whales, manta rays, turtles and whale sharks are commonly seen. Lake Sibaya is an essential activity, for sundowners on the shore or guided kayak trips with the possibility of seeing hippo and crocodile (not for the faint hearted!)
In short, Thonga Beach Lodge is the ideal place for those looking for luxury, adventure, and an exclusive safari experience that’s right on the Indian Ocean, fringed by the most beautiful beach imaginable.