Adventurous African experiences


With a range of activities to explore, Thobeka Backpackers is 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.


With an average of 200 days of sunshine per year, activities include snorkelling at Kosi Bay Mouth, swimming in the warm untouched Kosi Bay beach or taking a hike through the sub-tropical Raffia Forest.

With an average of 200 days of sunshine per year, activities include snorkelling at Kosi Bay Mouth, 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.

Eye-opening African experiences for the culture vulture include day trips to the Hole in the wall market on the South African/Mozambican border where you are sure to be entertained by the hustle and bustle of everyday African market style busy-ness.


Not to be missed!


You may find some locals in everyday mode enjoying the jolly effects of Mozambican rum in the afternoon, whilst others feverishly sell their wares unperturbed by the resulting circus.


A colourful and entertaining experience indeed.

Hop on a boat for a cruise around the 5 Lake system, see Hippo, flamingo, and the ldd croc. Snorkel around the fish traps and return richer from the  experience!

Thobeka has a 4 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.

Join us for a day boat trip on the lake where we picnic under a gazebo on a boat on the lake. We take a minimum of 6 people so gather your friends to share in the experience of lunching, seeing great fish, enjoying the vastness of this exquisite lake and if you're lucky you may even see a hippo.


Turtle Tours


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. Turtle tours to Bhanga Nek can be arranged through Thobeka Backpackers Lodge. No driving on the beaches is allowed and all turtle tours are by foot. No members of the public are allowed to walk on the beach at night during the turtle nesting season (November - March).



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