Thonga Beach Lodge offers scuba diving near Mabibi.

Thonga Beach Lodge is a luxurious 24 bed lodge, nestled within the Isimangaliso World Heritage Park on the pristine coast of Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, a magical place with pristine beaches, coastal forests and shimmering lakes.

Thonga Beach Lodge captures the essence of a luxury Robinson Crusoe hideaway as each air conditioned suite was been carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment, but max comfort.  Amidst the excitement and adventure of Thonga there is time to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, reminisce at romantic candlelight dinners and relax with Sea Spa treatments. 

Mabibi offers superb snorkelling opportunities within sauntering distance from the lodge in clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean.  With about 1,250 fish species scuba diving at Thonga is phenomenal.  The dive boat launches directly from Thonga’s beach and our instructors can accommodate divers of all levels.

The Open Ocean Boat Trip provides an experience of seeing marine life such as shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins as well as whale sharks and turtles in the summer and Hump back whales in the winter for those who prefer to stay above the surface.

Morning guided kayaking trips or glorious evening sundowners are just two of the amazing activities that you can enjoy during your stay on Lake Sibaya, Southern Africa’s largest fresh water lake.

From November to February, witness the magnificent sight of turtles struggling up the beach to lay their eggs or the vulnerable and beautiful hatchlings making their desperate journey to the ocean.  During our turtle season nightly walks are taken after dinner or join the turtle drive to find these creatures.