Posts by Characterstays

Winning the Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction Award

African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 Winning the Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction Award supported by Africa Ignite Gold winner: Isibindi African Lodges     Isibindi Africa Lodges is the proud winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 gold award for Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction! It is both humbling and a great privilege to…

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Options don't get much better

“Options don’t get much better if you yearn to be a recluse for a week but also have a family in tow. Snorkel with clownish-coloured parrot fish, sunbathe on the silent private beach, scour the adjoining forest for scorpions, and feast on seafood spiced South African style in the open-air restaurant.” So says Sherelle Jacobs,…

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Classy wilderness stays

Who doesn’t love to be called “classy”? Exclusive Getaways has identified a stay at Isibindi Africa’s Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in the spectacular Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve as one of the ultimate luxury getaways within 300km of Durban. Click on this link to read about their special package deals for a stay at Rhino Ridge…

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Raw adventures in South Africa

We can’t get enough of this photo-essay by Daniel de Leau from Travel Stories who visited us at Thonga Beach Lodge. To marvel at his experiences in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, click on this link:  Travel Stories     For more information about creating your own travel adventures and photo journal of a stay at Thonga Beach…

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Taking a contemplative approach to your safari photography

  There’s nothing quite like being out on an open game vehicle in the African bushveld, a red sun rising, camera ready and every sense alert at the thrill of what you might encounter. Here are some creative practical exercises that you can try while out on safari to adopt a more contemplative approach to…

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Little Voyageurs

Travel company Little Voyageurs has reviewed a stay at Thonga Beach Lodge and recommends this as a beach resort for the little people.   Read Sophie Pirlot’s review at    

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Caring for the coast

This is something we are super proud of: Thonga Beach Lodge is passionate about clean oceans, having seen the devastating effect of plastic and other waste material on turtles and other marine life. We have joined the Isimangaliso Wetland World Heritage Park in their action to keep our world class beaches and ocean clean.  .…

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Voted one of the best wildlife blogs!

The fabulous Kudu Social Media selected Isibindi Africa Lodges Blog as one of their favourites. We are grateful for their recognition and kind words. See what they had to say about us …  .  . There are countless reasons to have a blog in the wildlife tourism industry. There are also countless reasons to read…

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Into the wilds …

Going Bush at Thonga Beach Lodge This is one of those places where you spend the second half of your stay doing this calculation: If I sold off everything, could I live out the rest of my days here … In my case this would involve washing quite a few dishes to earn my keep,…

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