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Thonga Beach Lodge

  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Robinson Crusoe deluxe
  • Turtle tracking
  • Spa treatments

Cons

  • Difficult to get to, so pricey

Updated 11/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Dramatically sited, this lovely beach lodge a stone's throw from the sea has air-conditioned, thatch suites decorated in chic Robinson Crusoe style with wooden floors, reed interior walls, cane and wooden furniture, gorgeous bathrooms with sea views, and personal decks looking out over rolling coastal dunes and the blue Indian Ocean. You'll dine outside on delicious creative food on wooden sea-facing decks or in the cosy restaurant, and you'll be amazed at just how hungry

the sea air makes you. A guide will walk along the beach with you to Island Rock, where at low tide, you can float among the rock pools. If you've never snorkeled, then now is your chance. Go for sundowners to Lake Sibaya, South Africa's largest, freshwater lake, and spot slumbering hippos. Take a guided walk around the lodge, or go diving to the pristine reefs offshore.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa

Phone:

035-474–1490; 035-474–1473-Reservations

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 12 chalets
  • All meals

Updated 11/07/2014

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