Thonga Beach Lodge

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Thonga Beach Lodge

4.0 star property
UMhlabuyalingana beachfront guesthouse with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

9 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Mabibi Beach, Elephant Coast, uMhlabuyalingana, KwaZulu-Natal, 3815
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 105.1 miles/169.1 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Thonga Beach Lodge

At Thonga Beach Lodge, you'll have access to onsite scuba diving and snorkeling. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, and reflexology. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a children's pool, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and WiFi.


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 6 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking within 18.6 mi


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Canoeing
  • Boat tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 86.00 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: ZAR 420 (roundtrip)
  • Shuttle transfer per child: ZAR 420 (roundtrip), (from 4 to 18 years old)
  • Resort fee: ZAR 35.00 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 80 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts major credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Relaxing hidden gem
Lovely place for a relaxing few days. It's an hour from the main road by transfer if you don't have 4x4. Went out on boat and saw whales. Food generally very good - although some lunches lacked protein except cheese. Wifi was only available in a certain area - and limited to 250mb free after that you had to pay. Lovely big big beds! Beach totally secluded for miles and miles.
Caron, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The most perfect beach...
Exceptional location, gourmet food and great hospitality.
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10/10 Exceptional

Lieu exceptionnel totalement perdu (c'est aussi ce qui fait son charme). Chambre superbe, restauration au top et service hors normes...
2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

isolierter einsamer ort zum in-sich-gehen
Jürgen, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

très joli spot...
lieu super... éloigné, joli et calme. possibilité de transfert inclus limité...10h30... sinon en supplément. Pas du tout compatible avec 1 demi pension... transfert d'1h @rajouter sur votre planning s'il est serré Problème d'électricité dans notre chambre... qui semble connu et pas resolu
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10/10 Exceptional

Mis Tonga Beach niet!
niet bereikbaar zonder 4wd. In dat geval wordt je opgehaald bij een verzamelpunt. Van daaruit nog 45 minuten hobbelen. Spreek de ophaaltijd goed af! Toplocatie. Snorkelen, duiken in een warme oceaan. Houten veranda aan zee met ligbedden en zonwering voor het wouw effect. Boek huisje met zeezicht! advies: vermeld coordinaten!
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10/10 Exceptional

Tolle Lage
Sehr abgelegene und romantische Lodge. Das Essen war ausgezeichnet und der Service sehr freundlich. Leider ist die Lodge ohne 4-Rad-Antrieb nicht zu erreichen. Dafür wird man mit einsamen Stränden und völliger Abgeschiedenheit belohnt.
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8/10 Very good

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