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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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