Royal Thonga Safari Lodge

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge

From ZAR 1300 per person sharing

Aside from the bounty of birds, butterflies and wildlife, Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is a treasure trove of outdoor activities that will occupy even the most adventurous visitors.

The ambience is warm and soulful at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge and each of the 14 chalets, including 2 family chalets, have been thoughtfully positioned to ensure total privacy. Rooms are well-appointed with quality furnishings and en-suite bathrooms complete with indoor and private outdoor showers. Private decks with seating offer a front-row seat to the glorious surroundings. It really is as good as it sounds...

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Overview

Standard Bush Chalet 

  • Main bedroom with twin beds or a king-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower only
  • Outdoor shower
  • Lounge area
  • Private deck
  • Ceiling fans and large windows ensure a constant cooling airflow
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests

Family Bush Chalet – 1 Bedroom 

  • Open-plan room with queen-size bed
  • Bunk bed for 2 children under 12 years
  • En suite bathrooms with a shower only
  • Outdoor shower
  • Lounge area
  • Private deck
  • Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests

Family Bush Chalet – 2 Bedroom

  • Two bedrooms each with twin beds or a king-size bed
  • En suite bathrooms with a shower only
  • Communal lounge
  • Private deck (per bedroom)
  • Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests

Deluxe Bush Chalet 

  • Main bedroom with twin beds or a king-size bed 
  • En suite bathroom with shower 
  • Outdoor shower 
  • Lounge area 
  • Private Deck 
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ceiling fans and large windows to ensure a constant cooling airflow
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Activities on offer (at an additonal cost):

  • Activities are subject to permit and space availability as well as weather and tides. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Certain rates include a game drive.

Tembe Elephant Park game drive (Big 5)

  • Guided game drive; 3hrs; R605 (rate excludes a R50 per person park fee)

Boat Trips

  • Boat Trips: 3hrs Lake Cruise: R370 for adults and R250 for children (3–12 years)

Lake Cruises 

  • 3 Lake and Bhanga Nek Cruise: Full Day; R650 for adults and R500 for children (3–12 years)
  • Includes a picnic lunch for a minimum of 4 guests

Facilities at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge are just the right balance of comfort and authenticity in the heart of the Tembe Elephant Park.

The eHlatini Restaurant

Don't drive for miles in search of the perfect meal. Book a table at the eHaltini Restaurant, which serves innovative and delicious Africa-inspired meals. Grab an ice-cold draught beer at the bar or choose from the extensive wine collection featuring many of South African favourites. Please ensure that you notify the lodge 7 days prior to arrival of any dietary requirements.

Swimming Pool

Cool off throughout the day with a splash in the swimming pool at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge. It's the ideal place to set aside your phone or tablet, and take to the water for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun.

Additional Resort Features:

  • Tembe Elephant Park
  • Wi-Fi connectivity in the rooms and public areas
  • Library
  • Bar and lounge
  • Spa facilities
  • Laundry service (additional costs)
  • Babysitting service (additional costs)

Rates Available:

  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast - Luxury overnight accomodation, 3 Course Dinner and a traditional South African breakfast.
  • Full Board & Game Drive - A luxury overnight stay with dinner, lunch and breakfast. Choose from 4x4 game drives, seek out the Big Five, enjoy guided walks through the Sand Forrest, and that’s just the start. Trips to the local village, the nearby cashew farm and butterfly tent must be included, too.

Check-in & Check-out times:

  • Check-in from 14:00
  • Check-out before 10:00

Please note: 

  • No smoking policy applies
  • Swimming towels are not provided
  • Mobile network is limited at the resort
  • Gravel road
  • Small pets are welcome on prior arrangement. Subject to terms and conditions
  • A 1% tourism levy will be applicable on arrival
  • A park fee will be applicable for all game drives
  • There are no shops close to the resort so please advise the resort on any dietary requirements.
  • Entrance fee into Tembe Elephant Park and Ndumo Game Reserve: R50 per adult and R25 per child per day

Facilities

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Royal Thonga Safari Lodge Facilities Spa
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Royal Thonga Safari Lodge Facilities Lounge