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From R845 PPS

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge

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From R845 PPS


Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is the culmination of a dream of the local Tembe community and private investors to create a natural paradise for visitors to this unique reserve, it also boasts its own private entrance to the Tembe Elephant Park. The lodge is architecturally designed to emulate the local Tonga building style, and each of the fourteen chalets are uniquely positioned to offer guests total privacy and luxurious comfort within the sand forest. All chalets enjoy quality furnishings and an indoor and private outdoor shower.

A comfortable three and a half hour's drive from King Shaka International Airport, and on the doorstep of Southern Mozambique's decadent beaches, Tembe Elephant Park is renowned as a unique experience. One of the few remaining Wilderness areas in Southern Africa. This "big five" reserve, set in an area of sand forests, pans and Wetlands in northern Thongaland, falls within a transition area between tropical and sub-tropical forms, and is therefore home to a great diversity of vegetation - within this diversity of habitats Tembe is home to a spectacular variety of animals and birds.

The park hosts Africa's biggest tuskers, the world's smallest buck, the world's largest web spinning spider and a number of rare to very rare birds and butterflies. Birdlife around the lodge is particularly splendid, with numerous specials such as Neergaard's Sunbird, Rudd's Apalis, Woodward's Batis, Plain-backed Sunbird and Pinkthroated Twinspot being regularly
sighted within the lodge's property.

Apart from the park, the location is unique. Within an hour's drive one can experience world class tiger fishing in Jozini, some of the best diving in Kosi Bay, Loggerhead turtle tracking, secret beaches like 'Black Rock', border caves, fish traps, canoeing on the Pongola river, kayaking in Kosi's great lakes, etc. This whole area is truly magnificent and we are proud to
offer all of these experiences from our lodge. A full summary of activities is on our website.


    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking

    On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking

    Local Facilities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Other


Additional Rates Info:
If not included in the rate: Optional extras: Game Drive @ R350 per person Packed lunch @ R60 per person Dinner @ R120 per person Child Policy 0 - 4yrs No Charge 5 - 11yrs 50% of rate 12 - 16yrs 75% of rate

Bed & Breakfast

Sleeps 2
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Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 860   R 860
February 2016       R 860   R 860
March 2016       R 860   R 860
April 2016       R 860   R 860
May 2016       R 845   R 845
June 2016       R 845   R 845
July 2016       R 845   R 845
August 2016       R 845   R 845
September 2016       R 1015   R 1015
October 2016       R 1015   R 1015
November 2016       R 1015   R 1015
December 2016       R 1015   R 1015

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Sleeps 2
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Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 1005   R 1005
February 2016       R 1005   R 1005
March 2016       R 1005   R 1005
April 2016       R 1005   R 1005
May 2016       R 995   R 995
June 2016       R 995   R 995
July 2016       R 995   R 995
August 2016       R 995   R 995
September 2016       R 1190   R 1190
October 2016       R 1190   R 1190
November 2016       R 1190   R 1190
December 2016       R 1190   R 1190

Fully inclusive

All meals, daily game drive, drinks excluded

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 1435   R 1435
February 2016       R 1435   R 1435
March 2016       R 1435   R 1435
April 2016       R 1435   R 1435
May 2016       R 1395   R 1395
June 2016       R 1395   R 1395
July 2016       R 1395   R 1395
August 2016       R 1395   R 1395
September 2016       R 1695   R 1695
October 2016       R 1695   R 1695
November 2016       R 1695   R 1695
December 2016       R 1695   R 1695
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 17 October 2016
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 6 hours
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Tembe Elephant Park, Kosi Bay, KwaZulu Natal

Map Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in Kosi Bay  Zululand  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

An excellent place to stay at, located on the edge of Tembe Elephant Park, a beautiful and rich reserve which is worth a visit.
The staff at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge was very helpful and friendly. The meals were excellent and the game drives were very interesting and rewarding thanks to a highly competent guide.
We warmly recommend the place.

- Michel Barbot