Thonga Beach Lodge Turtling


Turtling – Beach – Sea – Lake Water Sibaya – Canoeing – Sundowners – Walks – Cultural Tours – Snorkelling
Ignite all your senses and rejuvenate your soul
Experience the joy of freedom and exploration and take away unforgettable memories
Join our 2021 scheduled departures:
29 November – 01 December 2021 (3 nights)
Minimum 6 guests
Bookings close 1 month prior to travel

South Africa’s most pristine wilderness beach lodge awaits you on the azure shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Situated deep in this wilderness of white beaches, blazing corals and freshwater lakes lies South Africa’s premier beach destination. Every now and again something special comes along… We welcome you to our luxury lodge, where nature is our sanctuary and our purpose is to preserve it.

The spacious, en suite thatched suites are hidden in the coastal dune forest and raised on wooden stilts to ensure no harm comes to the sensitive dune soils, with air conditioning.

There are so many beautiful reasons to visit this idyllic wonderland which enable you to experience a true connection with nature, while playing in paradise: Superb guided snorkelling opportunities, nocturnal walks and drives along the beach in search of egg-laying turtles give you have the opportunity to witness the culmination of an incredible journey as Giant Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in carefully prepared nests, Kayaking & Sundowners on Lake Sibaya, guided bird watching, snorkeling, forest walks and cultural tours.

Thonga Beach Lodge

  • The unspoilt golden beach of Mabibi is one of the cleanest, most beautiful beaches in the world
  • Snorkeling is world-class, and reveals an enchanting world of diverse oceanic life, including dolphins and turtles
  • Thonga Beach Lodge’s food receives repeated and well-deserved acclaim
  • Cultural tours and visits to the local school are richly rewarding
  • Eco-sensitive rooms boast an earthy elegance, positioned to afford maximum privacy
  • A beach deck is situated just above the dunes, where you can enjoy ice-cold drinks overlooking the ocean
  • A deep pool used for scuba courses and swimming, and a shallower pool with a shaded relaxation area
  • The marine centre is fully equipped with SCUBA and snorkeling gear
  • Enjoy the privilege of experiencing the miracle of life under the cover of darkness as you follow mother turtles digging their holes and laying her eggs before returning to the depths of the sea
  • Say cheers to the sun after another perfect day in Africa at the beautiful Lake Sibaya, southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake
  • Early morning guided kayaking on Lake Sibaya on calm waters with the possibility of seeing hippos and crocs
  • Put the sparkle back into your soul with a wide selection of rejuvenating spa treatments
  • Take a walk on the wild side and explore coastal forests, unspoiled sandy beaches and grasslands
  • Over 296 bird species, 2,200 flowering plants, 282 butterfly species in the area as well as mammal species such as the tonga red squirrel, the thick tailed bush baby, the rare samango monkey and setaros dwarf chameleon

Travelling with Africa Memories Travel


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • You aren’t part of big group – we offer small, intimate, personalised group safaris
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Strict Covid protocols apply


29 November – 01 December: R18 687.00 per person sharing / R21 873 single(minimum of 6 guests in 5 rooms)

Includes: Road transfers from your home (between Howick and Sodwana) including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and light snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop and comfort stops; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 3 nights’ accommodation in a thatched suite; All meals, teas & coffees; Snorkelling; Forest walks; Kayaking; Sundowner Excursion to Lake Sibaya; Turtle walks; 1 x Turtle Tracking Drive; Tsonga Cultural Tour; Park Fees; Return 4×4 transfers from pick up point in Sodwana; Foundation Levy

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar; Spa Treatments; Scuba Diving; Open Ocean Experience; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.

Note: One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Larger guests (100+ kg) that may need to occupy more than 1 seat – a supplement may apply – it is important you let us know this information at the time of booking to ensure everyone’s comforts are ensured. Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles. Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to our destination. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply.

NB: You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicle walk capably up / down steps, uneven ground and on sand. Please do let us know of any physical challenges at the time of booking.
Subject to Availability.

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