DAYS 4 – 7
THONGA BEACH LODGE, ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK
Forest View Room – Full Board
This morning you will be collected by Dinizulu Safaris and transferred to Thonga Beach Lodge, a journey of about 3 to 4 hours by road, the last section being a 4×4 drive along the sandy tracks of Maputaland.
Thonga Beach Lodge is located on the azure shores and pristine coastal wilderness of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park in Northern Kwazulu Natal Province, a paradise of white beaches, blazing corals and freshwater lakes.
Your accommodation is in a Forest View Room which has a large bedroom opening onto a private balcony, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets, coffee & tea, mini bar and electronic safe.
Lodge facilities include indoor and outdoor dining areas, bar, lounge, swimming pool, beach deck, wifi lounge and a spa.
Activities include turtle tracking from November to February, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking & sundowners on Lake Sibaya, open ocean cruises, guided forest walks, bird watching, spa treatments and Tsonga cultural excursions.
Mabibi is regarded as one of the best snorkelling sites in South Africa. The coral reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to thousands of species of tropical fish. The rockpool snorkelling area is home to mostly juvenile fish, but you can see octopus, fire fish, moray eels and electric rays too. The snorkelling is in the bay, about 400 metres south of the lodge. Snorkelling is tide dependent and is best at low tide. Guests can also experience the thrill of snorkelling in the open ocean on shallow reefs.
Scuba diving at Thonga Beach is phenomenal, with reefs located only a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often encountered.
Thonga Beach Lodge is located in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognised World Heritage Site that is one of the most biodiverse regions in all of Africa. The 358,534 ha and 220 km long reserve is a tropical paradise of crystal clear water, marshland, swamp and coastal forests. Inside the reserve is Lake Sibaya which has 100 kms of untouched shoreline and is South Africa’s largest freshwater lake. Hippo and crocodile bask in and around the lakes and the reserve provides a haven for a variety of rare fish, flora and fauna.
Included : Accommodation, meals, use of snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya, cultural tours to Mabibi Community, road transfers and Park Fees.
END OF SAFARI
Today you will be transferred to the collection point from where you will be met by EZ Shuttle and transferred to King Shaka International Airport for your onward flight. Your journey today will be approximately 5 hours by road.
1 2 Go Tours wishes you a safe and thrilling journey that will leave lasting memories and a desire to return.