Posts by Characterstays

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge Leads the Way in Community Co-ownership

Isibindi Africa continued to provide inspired experiences when it launched a new destination, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge which is the only private lodge within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal. A lodge that was conceptualised to celebrate the protection of the white rhino, Rhino Ridge offers guests an exclusive luxury stay and exceptional safari experiences…

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The perfect beach and safari honeymoon combined

If you are struggling to choose between a beach honeymoon paradise or safari honeymoon adventure, look no further because we believe that you should have the best of both for this special time of your life. With a range of idyllic discounted honeymoon packages, you may combine beach, safari, lakes and bush in one exciting…

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Investing in a school worth developing

As you drive towards Thonga Beach Lodge, past the Cashew Nut Factory, the sand becomes thicker and the homesteads thinner. There is a lovely patch of grassland, with gently undulating hills where the back-lighting of the setting sun lights up each head of grass. Grassland birds with heavy, long tails make sweet sounds. You get…

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Best beaches in South Africa

Summer is upon us in the South! For some inspiration visit this wonderful recommendation of the top beaches in South Africa, which include Thonga Beach Lodge. Cordula Pfluegl from Timbuktu Travel writes: “Imagine staying in a thatched bush suite, enveloped by a coastal dune forest, and, peeking through the vegetation, the glittering Indian Ocean just…

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Immerse yourself in Zulu culture

At Isibindi Zulu Lodge we love all things local and we encourage our guests to encounter as much as possible of the history, food and culture of this fascinating province of KwaZulu-Natal. From your beehive ‘rondavel’, to the Zulu artefacts in the main lodge, to the very African setting of aloes and acacia, we invite…

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Thonga Beach Adventure

Even if you cannot read French, do visit this delightful blog with images and description of a family stay at Thonga Beach Lodge. The happiness of the beautiful people in this story shine through – thank you Sophie Pirlot from p.o.e.s.y. All images in this post are from p.o.e.s.y.   To book your own stay…

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11 Most Unusual Buildings in Africa

Join us in marveling at people’s creativity and ingenuity by having a look at the 11 most unusual buildings in Africa. Jackie Edwards from Africa Ranking spent a great deal of her working life in Africa as a tour guide and her passion for Africa shines through this article. To follow this link, click on: 11 Most…

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Ground hornbill lament

I wake early to the lament of the ground hornbill as they pick their way across the Timbitene Plain in the Kruger National Park. Doo, doo, doo-doo calls one gently. Dow, dow, dow-dow-dow replies the other. I sit up in my bed and quietly lift the front of my tarpaulin tent so that I might…

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9-Day Grand Nature Tour of KwaZulu-Natal

There is so much spectacular natural beauty to explore in KwaZulu-Natal and we love these special bush and beach packages advertised in Exclusive Getaways. Here’s our favourite, a glampalicious 9-Day Grand Nature Tour of KwaZulu-Natal!     For other incredible special packages to experience the best rates when visiting several of our lodges, visit our website…

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