Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Set above a private, sandy beach and nestled into magnificent coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge captures the essence of a traditional Thonga fishing village.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Large coastal Milkwood trees set the scene for the ultimate beach experience. Carefully constructed into the coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge takes full advantage of its incredible position while being in complete harmony with the environment.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

The spacious, thatched suites are hidden in the coastal dune forest and raised on wooden stilts to ensure no harm comes to the sensitive dune soils. Inspired by Thonga architecture, the rooms have been carefully positioned to guarantee guest privacy.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Some rooms offer sea views, whilst others are set within the dune forest. All have private balconies. Luxuriously decorated, the rooms exude a romantic ambiance.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Bleached wood, glass and natural materials have been wisely used to create an open, airy feel. The en-suite rooms have a bathroom with bath, shower and twin vanity. Every suite has air conditioning.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

The dining area – a large thatched ‘rondavel’ - opens on to an expansive wooden deck, where guests can enjoy Maputuland’s sultry weather and the lodge’s sumptuous meals.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

The lounge, with its comfortable couches and cosy fireplace, is the perfect place to unwind after a day at the beach.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Located upstairs from the diningroom, it offers spectacular views of the beach as well as the incredible forest surrounding the lodge.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Diving

Scuba diving at Mabibi is phenomenal, with reefs located a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often seen.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Our professional lodge diving team accommodates all enthusiasts; from the beginner to the veteran, wanting a tour of the very best our reefs have to offer. 1,250 fish species (Great Barrier Reef has 1500) occur on the reefs in this area.

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Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Snorkelling

Mabibi offers superb snorkelling opportunities with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. The shallow reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to an array of brilliant sub-tropical fish including moorish idols, parrot fish and blue surgeons.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean make this the ideal spot to snorkel or guests can simply soak up the sun and savour the tranquility of this pristine, sandy beach.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Open Ocean Experience

This adventure activity offers guests a rare opportunity to experience the variety of marine life that lives along the Elephant Coast.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

An exciting launch through the surf, in front of the lodge, takes you beyond the breakers to a world of dolphins, whales, whale sharks and snorkelling. The warm Indian Ocean supports a myriad of fish and marine life. Guests can sometimes swim with dolphins or whale sharks or snorkel with manta rays and giant turtles.

Other activities:

  • Visit to Lake Sibaya - the lake is 6km from the lodge, a 25-minute drive
  • Bird watching
  • Turtle Tracking
  • Guided walks
  • Fishing - surf fishing and fly fishing 'catch and release'
  • Tsonga Cultural Experience

Thonga Beach Lodge - Elephant Coast

Call +44 1386 830264 or Email [email protected]

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