Overview of Thonga Beach Lodge

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On the beach, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, beach towels, scuba diving
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Sibaya9 min drive
    Popular LocationMabibi Beach17 min drive
    Popular LocationRocktail Bay68 min drive

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  • Double Ocean View Room (2)

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Deluxe Ocean View Room (4)

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Ocean View Room (4)
  • Family Forest Room (5)

    Room amenities

    • 1076 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Forest Room (5)

About this area


Located in uMhlabuyalingana, Thonga Beach Lodge is in a rural area and on the beach. Rocktail Bay is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Sibaya and Mabibi Beach.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Sibaya - 9 min drive
  • Mabibi Beach - 17 min drive
  • Rocktail Bay - 68 min drive
  • Sodwana Bay Beach - 77 min drive
  • Tembe Elephant Park - 93 min drive

About this property

Thonga Beach Lodge

Upscale guesthouse on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Spend the day on Thonga Beach Lodge's beach or relax by one of the guesthouse's 2 outdoor swimming pools. All 12 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, along with conveniences such as refrigerators and coffee makers. Balconies, minibars, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Thonga Beach Lodge offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (ZAR 80 per stay)

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free offsite parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Private picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Reflexology


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 6 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 80.00 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: ZAR 310 (roundtrip)
  • Shuttle transfer per child: ZAR 310 (roundtrip), (from 4 to 18 years old)
  • Resort fee: ZAR 35.00 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 80 per stay (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Thonga Beach
Thonga Beach Lodge
Thonga Beach Lodge Mabibi
Thonga Beach Mabibi
Thonga Lodge
Thonga Beach Hotel Mabibi
Thonga Beach Lodge KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Thonga Beach Lodge uMhlabuyalingana
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Thonga Beach
Guesthouse Thonga Beach Lodge uMhlabuyalingana
uMhlabuyalingana Thonga Beach Lodge Guesthouse
Guesthouse Thonga Beach Lodge
Thonga Beach Umhlabuyalingana
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Frequently asked questions

Does Thonga Beach Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Thonga Beach Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Thonga Beach Lodge?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Does Thonga Beach Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Thonga Beach Lodge located?
Located in uMhlabuyalingana, this beachfront guesthouse is in a national park, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Lake Sibaya, and 4 mi (6.5 km) from Mabibi Beach. Sodwana Bay Beach and Rocktail Bay are also within 20 mi (32 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Relaxing hidden gem
Lovely place for a relaxing few days. It's an hour from the main road by transfer if you don't have 4x4. Went out on boat and saw whales. Food generally very good - although some lunches lacked protein except cheese. Wifi was only available in a certain area - and limited to 250mb free after that you had to pay. Lovely big big beds! Beach totally secluded for miles and miles.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017

5/5 Excellent

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The most perfect beach...
Exceptional location, gourmet food and great hospitality.

5/5 Excellent

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Lieu exceptionnel totalement perdu (c'est aussi ce qui fait son charme). Chambre superbe, restauration au top et service hors normes...
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

3/5 Okay

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isolierter einsamer ort zum in-sich-gehen
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
très joli spot...
lieu super... éloigné, joli et calme. possibilité de transfert inclus limité...10h30... sinon en supplément. Pas du tout compatible avec 1 demi pension... transfert d'1h @rajouter sur votre planning s'il est serré Problème d'électricité dans notre chambre... qui semble connu et pas resolu