Located at -27.316666666,32.75, Thonga Beach Lodge is situated in Mabibi, KwaZulu Natal.

Thonga Beach Lodge

Hotel at Mabibi / Lake Sibaya, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

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Directions to Thonga Beach Lodge

From Johannesburg
Drive to Pongola then proceed on the N2 South towards Mkuze. Approximately 45km from Pongola and 10km before Mkuze turn left towards Jozini. On leaving Jozini take a left turn towards the “Coastal Forest Reserve and Kwangwanase” (signposted), ensuring that you are proceeding over the Pongola dam wall. After 45km at a T-junction turn right towards “Kwangwanase”. Proceed for another 47 km and at the circle turn right towards “Coastal Forest Reserve”. After 15km turn left onto a dirt road marked as “Coastal Forest Reserve”. You will see a large government sign indicating directions to Mabibi, Rocktail Bay etc.It is 4.7km along this road to the Coastal Cashew Factory on your right hand side, where you will be collected. There is a brown and white sign indicating Thonga Beach Lodge – non 4 x 4 car parking. The travelling time is approximately 7.5 hours. Upon reaching the Coastal Cashew Factory, two-wheel drive vehicles will park and guests will be transferred to the lodge in Thonga Beach Lodge vehicles (approximately 1 hour). The parking is secured and the entrance guarded. Please note that we have two transfers per day: 12h00 and 15h00. These transfers have to be pre-booked when confirming your stay. Four-wheel drive vehicles can proceed straight to the lodge following the “Coastal Forest Reserve” and “Thonga Beach Lodge” signs.

Please note
The road from Jozini often has cattle wandering across it and so caution and slower driving speeds are encouraged. Also particularly around the area of Tembe Elephant Park, the road has quite a few potholes. We have been advised that currently there are also some roadworks along this route, which may cause delays. If you would prefer an alternate route, do not turn off at Jozini, but rather continue on further south on the N2 taking the Hluhluwe turn off instead and proceed as per below directions.

From Durban
Proceed on the N2 North to Hluhluwe. Turn off the N2 towards Hluhluwe, proceeding through the town until you reach the last traffic circle (there will be 4 in total). Turn left towards Mbazwana/Sodwana Bay and proceed for 0.7 km and turn right again towards Sodwana Bay/Mbazwana. Shortly after turning right you will cross over a railway line. Proceed for 87 km bypassing Mbazwana on your right. Proceed straight through the circles following the signs to “Coastal Forest Reserve”. Proceed for 33 km after Mbazwana (passing the Mseleni turn-off) turning right onto a dirt road marked as “Coastal Forest Reserve”. You will see a large government sign indicating directions to Mabibi, Rocktail Bay etc. It is 4.7km along this road to the Coastal Cashew Factory on your right hand side, where you will be collected. This is sign marked with a brown and white sign. The travelling time is approximately 4.5 hours. Upon reaching the Coastal Cashew Factory, two-wheel drive vehicles will park and guests will be transferred to the lodge in Thonga Beach Lodge vehicles (approximately 1 hour). The parking is secured and the entrance guarded. Please note that we have two transfers per day: 12h00 and 15h00. These transfers have to be pre-booked when confirming your stay. Four-wheel drive vehicles can proceed straight to the lodge following the “Coastal Forest Reserve” and “Thonga Beach Lodge” signs.

• Please note that Thonga Beach Lodge is not accessible by 2-wheel drive, so please specify if you require a transfer from the parking area. Pick up times 12h00 and 15h00
• The charge for the transfer is R150.00 per person return. Please note that there will be an extra charge of R100.00 per person per transfer for all late/early arrivals and departures. If guests are running late / early it is of the utmost importance to contact the lodge and notify them of the change
• Once you turn off the tar road it is a poor condition sand road so guests must ensure they do not travel this road after 16h00 and exercise caution. Please phone the lodge as you leave Jozini (from the north) or Hluhluwe (from the south) so that we are aware of your whereabouts in time to make any necessary changes to our collection times if you are running late.
• Check in time is after 12h00 and check out time is 10h00
• Please also exercise caution along this road and do not stop for strangers. Under no circumstances should guests use the Sibaya Lake road, as there have been security issues along this road in the past.

Nearby

Services

  • Airport (250km)

Activities

  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural experiences
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Township tours
  • Whale watching
  • Wind surfing

From
ZAR2600.00
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Physical Address:
Thonga Beach Lodge, Mabibi / Lake Sibaya, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -27.316666666
Longitude: 32.75

Closest airport(s)
Richard's Bay Airport - 205km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Travellers' Reviews

Thonga must be one of the best kept secrets. Our first visit was in January 2011. We spent 7 nights at this piece of heaven. The setting is perfect, the...

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Excellent

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