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Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal. This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. It is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkelling and excellent off-shore SCUBA diving and excellent birding opportunities. Guided birding, scorpion & spider walks & Turtle Tracking are offered in season. The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea. This is an ideal choice for honeymooners, families, SCUBA divers or anyone who wants to simply relax. A civilized distance from civilization.

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BIRDERS OVERVIEW

  • ACCESSIBLE WITH A 4X4 VEHICLE

  • GUIDED 4X4 BIRDING EXCURSIONS

  • SELF DRIVES

  • BIRD GUIDES

  • BIRD CHECKLISTS

  • FIELD GUIDE BOOKS

BIRD SPECIALS

Reed cormorant, Water thick knee, White breasted cormorant, Saddle billed Stork, Grey heron, Black winged stilt, Whiskered Tern, Purple Heron, Wooly necked Stork, Black headed heron, Rosy throated Longclaw, Cape Longclaw

INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:

Thonga’s abundant coastline and shady forests provide a haven for both birds and birdwatching alike. The diversity of flora attracts a wide variety of species, which include Livingstone’s and purple-crested touraco, green twinspot, grey waxbill and green coucal. A variety of waders and the palm-nut vulture are also regulars. Guided birding is available at no additional cost.

Coastal Forest, Marine, Fresh Water Lake.

HABITATS

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