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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 reviews safari lodge kosi bay few hours game drives open area limited electricity boat trip lunch and dinner late at night kitchen staff pleasant stay under renovation outdoor africa light source beautiful elephants comfortable rooms thatch roof
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience! Beautiful lodge, Comfortable rooms, Amazing food, Friendly staff and an overall tranquil environment! I love the idea that there is no WiFi and limited electricity. This is a perfect place for quality family time.

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Annyvdm84
Response from cfrencken, Reservations at Royal Thonga Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! Its so encouraging when our hard work resonates through to a great experience. Every staff member is informed about every review so just know that your 5 stars was appreciated by the whole Royal Thonga family :)

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here but I can only give it 3 stars for a number of reasons. Let's start with the positives, very friendly and welcoming staff particularly Wendy and Sia. Thanks for being so accommodating and attentive. Food was mostly good and sometimes...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank sallygK2969YO
Response from cfrencken, Reservations at Royal Thonga Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a balanced review. Seldom do people take the time to be constructive about their feedback. I have personally contacted the custodian manager of the park to give feedback about the roads, hopefully they will take some action. Not much can be...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden five star lodge which was recommended by our tour company, Outdoor Africa. The lodging and food over exceeded our expectations. I simply cannot say enough good things about the people, the food, the accommodations and the private game drives through Tembe...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Dwnptrl
Response from cfrencken, Reservations at Royal Thonga Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review. Hayden is an excellent guide and has been a long time visitor and friend to the lodge. We don't always get it right but when we get a review like this, I cannot tell you what a...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

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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Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank dbadge375219
Response from cfrencken, Reservations at Royal Thonga Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. On our website and all marketing, we do say that we have our own private access into Tembe Elephant Park, I will endeavor to find out why that is not coming across as intended as we have never sought to...More

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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Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank J2442VOlisa
Response from cfrencken, Reservations at Royal Thonga Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

If I can respond on behalf of everyone at the lodge, we had such a blast with your group! It is so important to give back and when the project is community based, it really unifies people. This was the exact effect it had on...More

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Description
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
Hotel class
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
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$155 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Tembe Elephant Park
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$155 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Tembe Elephant Park
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Dining (5)
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"all rooms are close to the shared lounge/dining/bar and pool area."
MeganBrownJHB
Aug. 19, 2017
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"Chalet 10 may be the most private with 1 and 2 the least"
JayAimDee
Aug. 9, 2016
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"If You have difficulties walking, Ask for a room close to the reseption."
80kga
Jun. 27, 2016
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"We stayed close to reception and it can a bit noisy."
Renette_Fur
May 5, 2016
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