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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet. The beaches are prestine and very private. All the activities are well organised and most enjoyable. The food is excellent. the staff are friendly. We will be back

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had an incredible long weekend at Thonga Beach Lodge. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like VIP guests, including out two girls, age 10 and 11. The setting is gorgeous, and we were lucky enough to stay in a room with great views of the sea. On our turtle drives, we had the tremendous privilege of... More 

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

Dear Ateague2014 Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled you had such a good experience and such good turtle sightings. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Penny Rice Marketing Manager Isibindi Africa Lodges More 

Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, personal touch, staff excellent, remote, not for young children, mostly to relax with sea water sports and to view the turtles Warning... If you are visiting Thonga specifically to see the turtles, on booking your accommodation it is essential to book your place in vehicle to view turtles

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

Dear Jenny M Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Thonga Beach Lodge. I will pass on your compliments to our staff it is so motivating for them to hear how they are rated. With regards to the booking of turtle tours unfortunately we are restricted by the National Parks as to how many trips we... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a dreamy place, We had the family suite, had a part sea view, huge comfortable bed, v clean. Food was excellent, good service. Did the diving intro course , which was excellent - Thanks to calm teaching from Megan. Turtles were arriving on the beach- mid Nov. The beach/coast was empty.Too rough for swimming , but great views... More 

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

Dear Skyfive 1 Thank you for your positive feedback - I will pass your compliments on to our staff especially to Megan our Dive Master - we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful team. Kind regards Penny Rice Marketing Manager Isibindi Africa Lodges More 

Skien, Norway
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thonga Beach Lodge is a beautiful situated place on the east coast of South-Africa. Sandy beaches as long as you can see. Night safaries to look for turtles were fantastic and exciting. It is a very nice place for snorkling and diving. In sunny weather this is realy a place to relax.

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

Good Morning Bjorn Thank you for taking the time to review Thonga Beach Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to share the thrill of going Turtle Tracking. Kind regards Penny Rice Marketing Manager Isibindi Africa Lodges More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very disappointing visit. The management (Juan and Priscilla) had only been there three weeks so I don’t know if they are the problem or whether they have just been appointed to sort out the problem. We made a formal complaint through our very helpful travel agent, but Isibindi/Thonga Beach Lodge management refused any refund. Due to high winds, the... More 

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

Dear Mr Bentley We are surprised to see that you have posted a review on Trip Advisor after accepting our offer of compensation. From the moment your agent alerted us to your dissatisfaction our entire management team has given your complaints their most urgent and serious attention. We have been in constant contact with your agent and tour operator and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the reservation, to the pick-up and the actual stay itself, everything about our stay at Thonga was perfect. The staff (and I mean all the staff, housekeeping, hospitality and guides) were friendly and helpful. The rooms are just what one expects from a luxury beach resort - sea view with all the creature comforts. For the more active guests,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Thonga we are thrilled you so enjoyed your stay. With regards to the Kingklip we are aware of this problem. The supplier that we usually use for fresh fish has not been able to supply the good quality seafood we normally get. We have now changed suppliers and are confident that our... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As others have said ,this is a truly remote hotel but is absolute luxury. We were late arriving but the staff were exceptionally accomodating and kind ( thank you Ashley for a smooth ride down to the hotel!). Every member of staff was friendly and helpful and professional. It is an opportunity to lie back and enjoy your surroundings. We... More 

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

Dear CasparUK Wow - what a great review Thank You! We just love what we do and where we are so it is a great pleasure to share our passion for what we believe is paradise with you. Kind regards Penny Rice Marketing Manager Isibindi Africa Lodges More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We where guests at Thonga Beach lodge for two days on 17th and 18th October. We had the lodge with see view with an own pool! It was awesome! Really the pictures don't do reality justice. We got married at Thonga Beach Lodge. The set up and the carring staff made it really an unforgettable experience for us! We can... More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Property: Thonga Beach Lodge Location: Mabibi Stay duration: Only three nights I am afraid! Tour Provider: TailorMadeSafaris.co.za Other places stayed on this trip: Parkers Cottages St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Leopard Mountain, Ithala Game Reserve and Tembe Elephant Park Firstly I do have to apologize to the Thonga BL team for the the lateness of this review. Ours was an... More 

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

We are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful stay with us once again! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We appreciate each and every bit of feedback from our guests. Thonga's remoteness certainly can present it's challenges at times but we are slightly bias 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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