Thobeka Lodge is a rustic, self-catering lodge outside Kosi Bay in the Maputaland area of the KwaZulu Natal – along the border with Mozambique.
The area has correctly been described as ‘the last haven of untouched African paradise’. It is indeed a wonderland of beautiful wetlands, lakes, the sea and dazzling white beaches as well as reed channels, raffia palm forests and mangrove swamps.
If you are looking to escape into the less explored parts of Africa as a couple, family or group – this is it! Besides amazing, rustic facilities, their staff have also been praised for their hospitality and service excellence.
Accommodation at Thobeka Lodge
Accommodation at Thobeka consists of 10 beautifully-decorated, rustic units that embody Zulu traditions – they are made with mud, grass, tree poles, and mud bricks, but do not neglect your comfort. There is also a camping site for tents available.
These self-catering units are located in the African bush and each one is connected by wooden walkways that lead to a fully-fitted kitchen, hot showers and toilets. The kitchens come well-stocked with cooking utensils, crockery and fridges as well as tea, coffee and sugar.
Choose between four Double rooms, three Family rooms, and three Dormitory Rooms. The Double Rooms can sleep two people while the Family Rooms can sleep a family or group of between three and six people in each one. Two of the Dormitories can sleep three people while the other one can sleep up to eight people.
The Camping site can hold several tents and has electrical points are available. The site has shared communal bathroom, kitchenette and braai facilities. Overnight facilities are also available for roof tent campers, bush trailers and camper vans, sharing communal bathroom, kitchenette and braai facilities.
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Facilities at Thobeka
Facilities at Thobeka Lodge include a communal swimming pool and a lapa where you can relax on sofas and enjoy cold beers.
For your convenience, they also provide laundry services at a small fee. There is also a braai area is located next to the pool and about three steps from the lapa. Thobeka can supply with braai packs and beers, or freshly-caught fish from the fish traps (a day’s notice required). If you are not cooking, you can also order from the Chef’s Menu for home-cooked meals.
Activities in Kosi Bay
There is plenty to keep you and your family entertained over your stay at Thobeka Lodge. Kosi Bay does have a lot of activities for the leisure seeker – try the Kosi Mouth activities; see the Raffia Palm Tree forest; the traditional Thonga Fish Kraals; visit the Tembe Elephant Park; enjoy Horse Riding; Birdwatching; or take the 3 Lakes Boat Cruise.
If you have more time, you can take on the various Day Trips and Hiking Tours offered in the area. Between November and March, you can enjoy an informative Turtle Tour. July, August and September is also a great time for Whale Watching!
Reviews from previous Thobeka Lodge guests
“We had two outings provided through Thobeka and our Tour guide Edwin was friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. We did the fish trap tour and Tembe Elephant reserve. We would like to stay at Thobeka next time we are in the area,” wrote Peter D on their TripAdvisor page.
Kelanh added; “A beautiful blend of comfortable and natural, with options for booking tours to Mozambique, nearby beaches, and more! They treated us like family during our stay, including a mouth-watering braai dinner for my friend’s birthday. The rooms are spacious while still cozy, and the location is unbeatable. We would recommend it to anyone!”
Thobeka Lodge is located along Kosi Bay Road in Kosi Bay. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 72 446 1525; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.kosi.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE.