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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   in Isimangaliso World Heritage Wetland Park | Mabibi, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Geckoho Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was been invited by my friend to this wonderful stay at Thonga beach Hotel. We enjoyed our stay, but when it was time to leave, the invoicing at the end was a huge problem. For the drinks they mixed up rooms, we had items from other rooms on our invoice. Finally they charged my friend R3000 on his credit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thonga has a superb location on the beach in the Isimangaliso wetland park, with endless pristine coastline on both sides. The lodge is simple and rustic, yet well designed and comfortable. The food was excellent (way better than we expected for such a remote location) and the staff extremely hospitable. We're used to paying this kind of price for game... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at Thonga and I wish it was 40! It's a little piece of paradise that is so remote, not even your cell phone signal can find you. Food, staff, rooms, location, beach - incredible!!!!!

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IsibindiAfrica, Public Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nicci11 Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Thonga Beach Lodge. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the fact that your cell phone signal can't track you down there - that is what it is all about. Kind regards Penny Rice Marketing Manager Isibindi Africa Lodges More 

Cape Town
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A minimum of a week, as far away from city life as possible, accessible in under 8 hours payable in ZAR. A small place on a quiet beach with old fashioned full service were 'must haves'. Described as an eco-lodge Thonga on the elephant coast seemed the spot. Perfect online responses from reservation's Kerin Bohr - warm & attentive. I... More 

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IsibindiAfrica, Public Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bereal2015 I was horrified to read your review on Trip Advisor this morning - I quite agree with you no drinks on arrival at the Cashew Nut Factory is totally unacceptable and it is a standard policy that the driver always has a cooler box with iced water for guests. I cannot comment on why your transfer was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely piece of paradise, excellent food, great service, breath taking location! We loved the solitude, the peace and the scenery was picture perfect! Visibility on the dive was not that great, but better than a day at the office! Turtle sighting was wonderful, thanks to Ash. Please note that when booking the family room, only the main bedroom has... More 

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IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor member - thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us at Thonga Beach Lodge. Its always wonderful to hear how much our guests enjoy the incredible location. We are so pleased that you had good turtle sightings - really something special to see. Regarding the airconditioning in the family 2nd bedroom,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Started our 3 week trip in SA with a 5 day stay at Thonga. Beautiful located, quiet with an empty beach stretching miles after miles. Excellent food and staff, beautiful lodges and good variety of activities- we specifically recommend the turtle tour as well as the sea safari and the spa ( We had massage twice) No mobile network and... More 

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IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us at Thonga Beach Lodge. We are so happy that you so enjoyed your stay , and especially the Turtle Tour and Ocean Experience. Perhaps we will bbe fortunate enough to welcome you back sometime in the future. Kind Regards Yolande. More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thonga Beach is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The service levels are exceptional and the food is fantastic. All the activities offered are good and the people taking the excursions are well trained and very helpful.

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IsibindiAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael A, thank you for taking the time to write a review on your relaxing stay at Thonga Beach Lodge. Our staff are the key to our success and we are so happy that your found them to be well trained and helpful. We have a great chef who is a great asset to the Lodge. Kind Regards Yolande More 

zurich
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Thonga Beach Lodge for 3 nights - great remote location, excellent food, spacious, clean, nicely decorated and well spaced bungalows. Good activity list especially during the "turtle-season" between November and February. The friendly staff and organised management and last but not least the stunning rempte beach location make us want to come back in th future.

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IsibindiAfrica, Public Relations Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gonefar - thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your holiday with us at Thonga Beach Lodge. We are so very thrilled that you so enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. With Kind Regards Yolande More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday at Thonga Beach. The location is mind blowing -- kms of pristine beach and nobody around. The staff is wonderful, attentive, and great with the kids. And the meals were thoroughly enjoyable. Where Thonga could improve is on the management end. Being welcomed with a fairly strict telling on when kids have to eat... More 

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us at Thonga. We are delighted to hear of your highlights and are addressing the areas where you have shown your concern. It is with our best intentions that we offer alternate dining arrangements for younger children in order to hopefully cater for those families traveling with children as... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful location, nice staff. The down side is the resort or our room at least was tired and in need of a face lift. poor value for money.They would not let you pre book your place on the turtle tour until you arrived. We got there at lunch time and it was already booked. They only have one vehicle

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IsibindiAfrica, Manager at Thonga Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Penny T, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us here at Thonga Beach Lodge. We appreciate your feedback on the resort and rooms , maintenance is an ongoing project due to our close proximity to the sea. The boardwalks are scheduled for replacement in 2015. With regards to the booking of... More 

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Address: in Isimangaliso World Heritage Wetland Park | Mabibi, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thonga Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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