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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONiSimangaliso Wetland Park, Northern Kwazulu NatalPOOL2 pools at main area and 2 deluxe ocean suites with a private plunge pool
SPAFull SpaAIRCONYes
CELLPHONE SIGNALYes / Wi-FiCHILD POLICYAll ages welcome
MALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below.
  • The thatched bush suites provide guest privacy and were carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment.




rates & special offers
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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May - 31 July 2021 Forest View R 2,820 per person per night sharing Special Offer for advance bookings!
(SADC Residents)
01 August - 30 November 2021 Forest View R 3,540 per person per night sharing Special Offer for advance bookings!
(SADC Residents)

*SPECIAL OFFER RATES ARE STRICTLY VALID FOR SADC RESIDENTS. PROOF OF SADC RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUESTED UPON BOOKING OR AT CHECK-IN. RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY & NOT VALID OVER  PEAK PERIODS, LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS & EASTER.

Special discounted rates for International Guests are available on request!
Please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

*surcharges and minimum stay requirement will apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Ocean View Room:
Double or Twin Ocean View Room, double vanity, shower, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are air-conditioned,overhead fans, mosquito nets, safes and hair dryers.

Deluxe Ocean View Suites:
Double or Twin Ocean View Room , double vanity, bath, indoor and outdoor shower, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are air-conditioned,overhead fans, mosquito nets, safes and hair dryers. This suite has a private plunge pool on a private deck.

*PLEASE CONTACT YOUR BUSHBREAKS TRAVEL CONSULTANT FOR SPECIAL RATES.
RATE INCLUDES
• Accommodation
• All meals daily
• Guided snorkeling and use of snorkeling equipment
• Guided walks
• kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya
• Cultural tours to Mabibi Community
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• Single accommodation will be charged an extra 30% single supplement.
CHILD POLICY
• Children 3 years and under stay free of charge.
• Children from 4-18 years only are charged child rates at Thonga Beach Lodge. Additional children are accommodated on a stretcher type bed or cot depending on age & requirements of child.
• Additional persons over 18 years cannot be accommodated in any rooms to share with 2 adults.
• Children of 19 years & over travelling with parents are charged adult rates.
• Thonga Beach Lodge can accommodate 1 additional child per room. 3 Family suites are available. Max of 6 children under 8 years at any time.

*Please contact your BushBreaks consultant for applicable child rates.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Beach
• Swimming
• Snorkelling
• Lake Sibaya – Sundowner Drive & Kayaking
• Turtle Tracking walks/drives (Nov-end Feb)
• Open Ocean Experience
• Bird watching
• Fly-fishing (bring own equipment and permit)
• Guided Walks
• Tsonga Cultural Experience
• Spa
• Scuba Diving
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Return transfers to lodge from non 4x4 parking – collection at 12h00 & 15h00 – will be at an additional charge of between R 310 to R 340 per person, dependent on time of travel. Subject to change without prior notice.
• Please note that the transfer vehicle will wait for approximately 15 minutes and if the lodge has not been contacted regarding a late arrival the lodge vehicle will depart. Another vehicle will be sent when available at an extra cost.
• The latest transfer out of Thonga Beach Lodge is 10h30 a.m. and no later.
• Thonga Beach Lodge is in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park & Park Fees apply, which will be added to your invoice at the lodge. Rates are subject to change without prior notice:
• R 33 per adult per stay / R 17 per child (4-12 years) per stay and R 29 per 4x4 vehicle, valid 01 01 May - 31 July 2021.
• R 36 per adult per stay / R 18 per child (4-12 years) per stay and R 32 per 4x4 vehicle, valid 01 August 2021 to 30 April 2022.
• Isibindi Foundation Levy per person per night applies from 13 years and older and is payable at the lodge direct. (Subject to change without prior notice)
R 80 per person per night until 31 July 2021.
R 86 per person per night from 01 August 2021 to 30 April 2022.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Johannesburg to LIBRODI LODGE in Sodwana Bay approximately 8 hours by road. King Shaka Airport to LIBRODI LODGE in Sodwana Bay approximately 5 hours by road. Richard’s Bay to LIBRODI LODGE in Sodwana Bay approximately 3.5 hours by road. Visitors in non 4x4 vehicles will be collected at a safe pick up point for transfers into camp. Scheduled transfers can be arranged at 12h00 & 15h00 only.


ACCOMMODATION
2 x Deluxe double suites with Ocean View
3 x Twin/ double rooms with Ocean View
7 x Twin rooms with Forest View


ABOUT THONGA BEACH LODGE

12 suites in Robinson Crusoe-chic! The thatched en-suite rooms have been carefully constructed in the coastal dune forest to ensure minimum impact on the environment whilst still ensuring maximum guest comfort. Five of the rooms offer sea views, whilst others are set within the dune forest. Each room has a double vanity, stone bath, indoor shower, separate toilet, bar fridge, ceiling fan, mosquito net, private balcony, thatched 50 square metres. The rooms vary between 30m and 120m from the beach. All suites are air-conditioned. Lake Sibaya is 6 kms from the lodge.

Our lounge, nestled high in the canopy of the dune forest, offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Alternatively enjoy sundowners in the bar lounge or on the cool deck under the Coastal Milkwood trees.

ABOUT ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK

Set in the secluded Mabibi bay, on the Elephant Coast (Northern KwaZulu-Natal), Thonga Beach Lodge is in the heart of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming bays and snorkelling reefs, coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. It‟s clear, warm waters offer superb snorkelling and fantastic offshore scuba diving.
 

LODGE FEATURES

  • Swimming Pool
  • Conference facilities for up to 24 delegates
  • Bar Lounge
  • Beach Deck
  • Rechargeable Batteries

ROOM FEATURES

  • En-suite with double vanity
  • All rooms have enormous walk-in showers, except for the Deluxe Ocean View & Family rooms which have a superb bath tub & magnificant shower area
  • The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms also have an outside shower
  • Overhead ceiling fans
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Heated towel rails in the bathrooms
  • Laundry service





GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG 
 
estimated travel time (8 hrs)
 
Travel to Ermelo and follow signs to Piet Retief, the N17 now becomes the N2. Travel on the N2
through Piet Retief and Pongola then proceed on the N2 South to Hluhluwe town for approximately
110 km from Pongola. Turn off the N2 at the Hluhluwe offramp. After taking the offramp, turn left
towards Hluhluwe town, proceeding through the town until you reach the last traffic circle. Turn left
at R22/Sodwana Bay signpost and proceed for 0.7 km then turn right over the railway line towards
Sodwana Bay/Mbazwana. Follow the tarred road (R22) for approximately 78km from Hluhluwe
town. You will then reach two traffic circles at Mbazwana town, continue until you see the signboard
‘Sodwana Bay’ to your right, you will also see a petrol station on the right-hand side, turn right
continue down the road until you reach the stop street. Turn right, continue straight through the
traffic circle for approximately 11km. This is a tarred road and takes about 15 minutes. Continue to
LIBRODI LODGE on your left where there is secure parking for your vehicle. Please wait here for your
transfer. There is a bistro that is open from 07h30 – 17h00 daily. There are toilet facilities available.
You will transfer to a 4x4 vehicle and be driven through to Thonga Beach Lodge which takes
approximately 1 hour.
 
FROM DURBAN from King Shaka International Airport 
 
estimated travel time (4 hrs)
 
Follow the exit signs out of the airport and head north on the N2 toll road in the direction of
Emdloti/KwaDakuza (formerly Stanger) towards Empangeni/Eshowe/Richards Bay/Hluhluwe.
Continue on the N2 until you get to the Hluhluwe/Sodwana Bay off-ramp. Take this offramp. After
taking the offramp, take a right turn towards Hluhluwe town, proceeding through the town until you
reach the last traffic circle. Turn left at R22/Sodwana Bay signpost and proceed for 0.7 km then turn
right over the railway line towards Sodwana Bay/Mbazwana. Follow the tarred road (R22) for
approximately 78km from Hluhluwe town. You will then reach two traffic circles at Mbazwana town,
continue until you see the signboard ‘Sodwana Bay’ to your right, you will also see a petrol station
on the right-hand side, turn right continue down the road until you reach the stop street. Turn right,
continue straight through the traffic circle for approximately 11km. This is a tarred road and takes
about 15 minutes. Continue to LIBRODI LODGE on your left where there is secure parking for your
vehicle. Please wait here for your transfer. There is a bistro open from 07h30 to 17h00 daily. There
are toilet facilities available. You will transfer to a 4x4 vehicle and be driven through to Thonga
Beach Lodge which takes approximately 1 hour.
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