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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONiSimangaliso Wetland Park, Northern Kwazulu NatalPOOL2 pools at main area and 2 deluxe ocean suites with a private plunge pool
SPAFull SpaAIRCONYes
CELLPHONE SIGNALYes / Wi-FiCHILD POLICYAll Ages Welcome
MALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below.
  • The thatched bush suites provide guest privacy and were carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment.




rates & special offers
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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 September 2018 - 30 April 2019 Forest View R 3,380 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 7 days of travel
Forest View R 3,620 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 14 days of travel
Forest View R 4,820 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
*LAST MINUTE SPECIAL & LONG STAY RATES ARE STRICTLY FOR SA RESIDENTS - PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUESTED WHEN BOOKING ON SA RESIDENT RATES

*MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
From R 3,615 per person per night sharing, based on a Forest View Room
- valid 01 September - 30 September 2018
- includes accommodation, all meals, guided snorkelling, kayaking, sundowner excursion & guided walks
- above special based on 4 nights stay
- bookings on this special rate offer are on a request basis and subject to availability

*NOT VALID OVER  PEAK PERIODS, LONG WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

*Special rates offered above are based on accommodation in a Forest View Room

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

Extra special discounted rates for advance bookings available on request!
Please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email 
info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

*Surcharges on all special rates and minimum night stay rates will apply over peak holiday periods and long weekends.




RATE INCLUDES
• Accommodation
• All meals
• Teas & coffees
• Use of snorkelling equipment
• Guided walks
• Kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya
• Cultural tours
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• Single accommodation will be charged an extra 30% single supplement.
CHILD POLICY
• Children 3 years and under stay free of charge.
• Children 4 - 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate( one child can be accommodated with two adults).
• Children 13 - 18 years pay 75% of the adult rate when sharing with two adults.
• The Lodge is able to accept a maximum of 6 children under the age of 8 any one time throughout the lodge.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Beach
• Swimming
• Snorkelling
• Lake Sibaya – Sundowner Drive & Kayaking
• Turtle Tracking walks/drives (Nov-end Feb)
• Open Ocean Experience
• Bird watching
• Fly-fishing (bring own equipment and permit)
• Guided Walks
• Tsonga Cultural Experience
• Spa
• Scuba Diving
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Ocean View Room:
Double or Twin Ocean View Room, double vanity, shower, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are air-conditioned,overhead fans, mosquito nets, safes and hair dryers.

Deluxe Ocean View Suites:
Double or Twin Ocean View Room , double vanity, bath, indoor and outdoor shower, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are air-conditioned,overhead fans, mosquito nets, safes and hair dryers. This suite has a private plunge pool on a private deck.
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
• All bookings over the December/January holiday period must be for a minimum of 3 nights.
• Return transfers to lodge from non 4x4 parking – collection at 12h00 & 15h00 – will be at an additional charge of R 310 per person valid from 01 August 2018 - 30 April 2019 . Subject to change without prior notice.
• Please note that the transfer vehicle will wait for approximately 15 minutes and if the lodge has not been contacted regarding a late arrival the lodge vehicle will depart. Another vehicle will be sent when available at an extra cost.
• The latest transfer out of Thonga Beach Lodge is 10h30 a.m. and no later.
• Thonga Beach Lodge is in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park & Park Fees apply, which will be added to your invoice at the lodge. Rates are subject to change without prior notice:
R 35 per adult per adult per stay / R 23 per child per stay and R 30 per 4x4 vehicle valid 01 August 2018 - 30 April 2019.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Johannesburg to Coastal Cashews approximately 8 hours by road. King Shaka Airport to Coastal Cashews approximately 5 hours by road. Richard’s Bay to Coastal Cashews approximately 3.5 hours by road. Visitors in non 4x4 vehicles will be collected at a safe pick up point for transfers into camp. Scheduled transfers can be arranged at 12h00 & 15h00 only.

ACCOMMODATION
2 x Deluxe double suites with Ocean View
3 x Twin/ double rooms with Ocean View
7 x Twin rooms with Forest View


ABOUT THONGA BEACH LODGE

12 suites in Robinson Crusoe-chic! The thatched en-suite rooms have been carefully constructed in the coastal dune forest to ensure minimum impact on the environment whilst still ensuring maximum guest comfort. Five of the rooms offer sea views, whilst others are set within the dune forest. Each room has a double vanity, stone bath, indoor shower, separate toilet, bar fridge, ceiling fan, mosquito net, private balcony, thatched 50 square metres. The rooms vary between 30m and 120m from the beach. All suites are air-conditioned. Lake Sibaya is 6 kms from the lodge.

Our lounge, nestled high in the canopy of the dune forest, offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Alternatively enjoy sundowners in the bar lounge or on the cool deck under the Coastal Milkwood trees.

ABOUT ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK

Set in the secluded Mabibi bay, on the Elephant Coast (Northern KwaZulu-Natal), Thonga Beach Lodge is in the heart of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming bays and snorkelling reefs, coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. It‟s clear, warm waters offer superb snorkelling and fantastic offshore scuba diving.
 

LODGE FEATURES

  • Swimming Pool
  • Conference facilities for up to 24 delegates
  • Bar Lounge
  • Beach Deck
  • Rechargeable Batteries

ROOM FEATURES

  • En-suite with double vanity
  • All rooms have enormous walk-in showers, except for the Deluxe Ocean View & Family rooms which have a superb bath tub & magnificant shower area
  • The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms also have an outside shower
  • Overhead ceiling fans
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Heated towel rails in the bathrooms
  • Laundry service





GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG (8-9 HOURS)

  • Head to Piet Retief and 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.
Please note that the Jozini route often has cattle wandering across it, some of the signs have fallen down and so caution and slower driving speeds are necessary.


FROM DURBAN (5 HOURS)
  • Proceed on the N2 North to Hluhluwe.
  • Turn off the N2 4kms towards Hluhluwe, proceeding through the town until you reach the last traffic circle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Please note that there are many speed bumps through and after Hluhluwe, so take extra care when driving this road.

Non 4x4 guests

Drive into the Coastal Cashews, the parking is secured and the entrance guarded. A Thonga representative will meet you there and drive you to Thonga Beach Lodge. The trip to the lodge from here will be approximately 1 hour in an open 4 x 4 vehicles. 
PLEASE PRE-BOOK WHICH PICK UP TIME YOU REQUIRE 12h00 OR 15h00.

The charge for the transfer is R175.00 per person return, subject to change. If guests are running late / early it is of the utmost importance to contact the lodge and notify them of the change – the lodge vehicle will wait for 15 minutes and then will return to the lodge. A vehicle will be sent at the lodge’s convenience and at extra cost.
Please phone the lodge at Hluhluwe or Jozini to confirm with the lodge directly for your transfer. Should there be any delay with your journey please advise the lodge at your soonest convenience to arrange alternative transfer details. If you cannot meet the transfer times then there will be a late arrival charge of R100 per person and a vehicle will be sent to collect you at the lodge’s earliest convenience.
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.
Take normal precautions regarding stopping in remote locations and do not venture off the main route
4 x 4 guests: Four-wheel drive vehicles can proceed straight to the lodge following the “Coastal Forest Reserve” and “Thonga Beach Lodge” signs.

Check in Time: 12h00 Check Out: 10h00
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