Set on the untouched and rugged Maputaland coast in kwaZulu-Natal, Thonga Beach Lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the last unspoilt and undeveloped wilderness beaches in southern Africa. Carefully constructed into the coastal dune forest, this eco-friendly lodge blends into the surrounding environment and is just steps from the beach.
Walk through the indigenous milkwood forest to reach the almost deserted beach, where you can walk for hours without seeing anyone else. Guided snorkelling trips allow you to discover the world beneath the breakers and you can head out on the Indian Ocean to track whales (about July to November), dolphins and turtles or go scuba diving. Alternatively, take it easy beside the plunge pool or enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar. Toast the sunset over Lake Sibaya, teeming with hippos, crocodiles and birdlife, and for those needing a little pampering, the lodge also has a rejuvenation spa.