By Sophie Pirlot, our Contributor in South Africa and author of the blog Poesy By Sophie.
Reaching Thonga Beach Lodge is an adventure in itself… You will have to drive across Zulu country, with its pineapple and sugar cane fields and the authentic and full of life small villages. Thereafter, you still have one hour of SUV driving on sandy roads. After the last turn, you discover a beautiful eco-lodge lost in nature along a long pristine beach…
Set in a private nature reserve, part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thonga Beach is a magical place made of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and an exquisite sandy beach.
During the day, you can go snorkeling, diving or kayaking on the Lake Sibaya with the local hippos and crocodiles. You could also go bird watching, fishing or simply just enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the lake.
Depending on the season, you could even get a chance to spot the whales or watch turtles nesting.
Thonga is the perfect place for family holidays. Kids love the activities on offer and have hours of fun on the beach. Their family suites are amazing and they also have kiddie menus and babysitting services available.
- Address: Mabibi Beach, Elephant Coast, Mabibi Camp, South Africa
- Phone: +27 35 474 1473
- Website: www.thongabeachlodge.co.za