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A1071 Sihangwane, Tembe Elephant Park 3960 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
3 Star accommodation
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All reviewssafari lodgekosi bayfew hoursgame drivesopen areaboat tripkitchen staffpleasant stayunder renovationlight sourcelimited electricityeasy accessbeautiful elephantslovely pool areathatch roofsun loungersafrican theme
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this stay was interesting as it was a lovely accommodation but missing a lot of little things which we really felt were vital. The advertising promises the Big 5 but that is actually next door at the Tembe Elephant Park, which you cannot drive by...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

My family and I had the most wonderful stay at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge. The staff treated us like family, going WAY out of their way to help us with a project that we were doing at a local school. The chalets and lodge are...More

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1  Thank J2442VOlisa
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Friendly and inviting staff, attractive lodge and pool area with peaceful relaxed accommodation, excellent hearty dinners! Close to Tembe Elephant Park and Kosi Bay, so great for exploring, also a good stop off on the way to Mozambique.

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1  Thank nickyo972
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We stayed for 2 days as a University group at Royal Thonga, I am a staff member and led a group with a colleague- taking students studying for a module on People Conservation and Wildlife. Everything was very well arranged, from allocating the students to...More

1  Thank Caroline R
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had a marvelous 4 nights at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was outstanding with only a few hours of electricity every day. The game drives with Gugu were fantastic, such a great guide.

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Response from cfrencken, Public Relations Manager at Royal Thonga Safari LodgeResponded July 1, 2018

Great news that you enjoyed your stay! I will be sure to give Gugu the positive feedback :)

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Boasting its own pivate entrance to Tembe Elephant Park, Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is the premier lodge in the area. Tembe is home to a spectacular variety of animals and birds. The park hosts Africa's biggest ...More tuskers, the world's smallest buck, the world's largest web spinning spider and a number of rare to very rare birds and butterflies. Birdlife around the lodge is particularly splendid, with numerous specials such as Neergaard's Sunbird, Rudd's Apalis, Woodward's Batis, Plain-backed Sunbird and Pinkthroated Twinspot being regularly sighted within the lodge's property. Apart from the park, the location is unique. Within an hour's drive one can experience world class tiger fishing in Jozini, some of the best diving in Kosi Bay, Loggerhead turtle tracking, secret beaches like 'Black Rock', border caves, fish traps, canoeing on the Pongola river, kayaking in Kosi's great lakes, etc. This whole area is truly magnificent and we are proud to offer all of these experiences from our lodge. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$144 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Tembe Elephant Park
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$144 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Tembe Elephant Park
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Traveller (36)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (5)
Pool & Beach (4)
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"all rooms are close to the shared lounge/dining/bar and pool area."
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"Chalet 10 may be the most private with 1 and 2 the least"
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"If You have difficulties walking, Ask for a room close to the reseption."
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"We stayed close to reception and it can a bit noisy."
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