Thobeka Lodge is a rustic self-catering lodge crouched under large broad leafed trees. Each room is build according to the Zulu culture and are connected by wooden walkways that lead to a fully fitted kitchen, hot showers and toilets and a swimming pool.
Our self-catering kitchen is well-stocked with cooking utensils, crockery and fridges as well as tea, coffee and sugar. We provide hot showers and toilets as well as a laundry service at a small fee so you can put on some clean clothing after enjoying a hot revitalizing shower.
Beside the bar is our swimming pool should you wish to take a dip and cool off not far from yet another cold beer. Our braai area is located next to the pool and about three steps from the bar so you can braai, take a dip in the pool, a swig of your beer and embrace the freedom that Thobeka offers you. Evenings at Thobeka Lodge are reliant upon what you wish to experience.
With a range of activities to explore, we are well-placed to embark on a few adventurous African experiences. Whether you’re an adventure seeking explorer, a culture vulture, a nature lover, sporty or all of the above, the surroundings have something exciting for you to experience.
Activities include snorkeling at Kosi Bay Mouth, in the “aquarium” with it’s incredible number of fish species swimming in the warm sea water, bathing in the sun, enjoying the untouched Kosi Bay beach, taking a hike through the sub-tropical Raffia Forest or kayaking on the clear blue water of the lakes. Kosi mouth is great for kids and very safe in the shallow waters of the lagoon.
Hop on a boat for a cruise around the 4 Lake system, see Hippo, flamingo, and the old crocs. Snorkel around the fish traps and return richer from the experience!
We also offer a 5 – 8 hour Tembe Elephant Reserve Safari, accompanied with a personalised guide of the Big 5 on sandy tracks, get out and view animals from a hide overlooking the waterhole.
From October to March, Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles nest at Bhanga Nek and all along the Maputaland coast. Sea turtles come from hundreds, and in some cases thousands of kilometers away to nest, because the area offers perfect turtle nesting areas and strict protection of the sea turtles and turtle eggs.
Enjoy early morning or late afternoon guided walks through the magnificent raffia palm forest. Listen out for the abundant birdcalls and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare palm-nut vulture, whom we have regular sightings of in the canopy. The raffia palm is the largest palm in the world. Crossing the channel between Fourth Lake and Third Lake on a canoe made out of the fronds of the Rafia Palm tree.