In a remote corner of northern KwaZulu Natal, a small slice of heaven awaits all who are battle weary from the incessant demands of our daily lives. It’s called Thonga Beach Lodge. This slice of heaven comes with a warning, however. Once you taste it, you will be left with an insatiable appetite for more.
What ingredients go in to make this particular slice of heaven so irresistible you may be asking. Well as any good chef worth their chef’s hat will tell you it’s all about combining only the best locally sourced ingredients then adding that one final secret ingredient and VOILA you have Thonga Beach Lodge. Now let’s take a closer look at some of the special ingredients that make up Thonga Beach Lodge.
An enchanted forest of Milkwood trees encapsulates the lodge. Shy samango monkeys forage within its thick leafy canopy which is also home to more than 296 species of bird. Set within the boundaries of the UNESCO World Heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thonga Beach Lodge offers guests miles of unspoilt, dazzling white sandy beach where foamy white waves lap the shoreline and the distinctive smell of the salty ocean fills your nostrils with each breath. Bottlenose dolphins jump and play just beyond the backline, and if you time your stay just right you’ll be privy to the silver moonlight illuminating the sky and bedazzling the sea as it slowly rises over the ocean.