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World’s most hardcore turtles choose Thonga to rest

At Thonga Beach Lodge we are privileged to host some of the most hardcore turtles in the world – the...

Journeys with a purpose

Isibindi Africa Lodges is delighted to announce the launch of The Isibindi Foundation in March 2019. This is an exciting...

Contributing to conservation is easier than you imagined

By Kylee Ryers The late Miriam Makeba, who was also affectionately known as ‘Mama Africa’ once said: “Africa has her...

A democracy of buffalo

If you want a perfect example of “ubuntu” (the African concept of ‘we exist because of one another’) in the...

A box of delight

Being the cousin-worse-offs, we used to watch with envy how our cousins would get loads of expensive gifts at Christmas,...

Beautiful-ugly beasties of the bush

I just adore these beautiful-ugly beasties – the warthog (a.k.a Pumba in the Lion King). These African hogs just ooze...

Dolphins – some of our favourite friends

A dream that I have had for a long time is to swim in the ocean with dolphins. Somehow it...

Traditional Zulu Homestay

I can't wait to wake up in this warm and caring place - a traditional homestay at a Zulu homestead...

iSimangaliso natural world

There are so few unspoilt places left in the world and one feels it keenly when one enters such a...

Thonga Beach Lodge: A site of significance

Thonga Beach Lodge: A site of significance Article and photographs by Dr George Hughes, 7 March 2018 Very few visitors...