Welcome to Royal Thonga Safari Lodge. Enjoy the luxury bush suites, hidden in the protected sand forest and experience all activities.

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge, is the culmination of a dream of the local community, private investors and the Royal Tembe Development Foundation to create a natural paradise for visitors to this unique reserve, the lodge is architecturally designed to emulate the local Tonga building style, and each of the fourteen chalets are uniquely positioned to offer guests total privacy and luxurious comfort within a sand forest in Tembe Elephant Park.

Natural materials and timber give a warm organic ambience and invite the outdoors in - all rooms are appointed with quality furnishings and bathrooms come complete with an indoor and private outdoor shower for those whom enjoy immersing themselves in their surroundings in rare solitude and perfect tranquility..

A comfortable three and a half hour’s drive from King Shaka International Airport, and on the doorstep of Southern Mozambique’s decadent beaches, Tembe Elephant Park is renowned as A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. AN UNFORGETTABLE LOCATION. One of the few remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. This “big five” reserve, set in an area of sand forests, pans and wetlands in northern Thongaland, falls within a transition area between tropical and sub-tropical forms, and is therefore home to a great diversity of vegetation - with this diversity of habitats Tembe is home to a spectacular variety of animals and birds. 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.

The eHlatini restaurant at Royal Thonga Safari Lodge focuses on creating innovative and delicious meals by combining traditional European style cuisine infused with a local twist, and avails of a fully stocked wine cellar offering fine South African wines.. Join us for an unforgettable experience...