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Thobeka – Just genuine African bush living

Guesthouse, Camping, Backpacking, Lodging, B&B

Set amongst big shady trees in a peaceful rural setting, Thobeka epitomises simplicity where there are no frills but genuine African bush living.

Providing self-catering accommodation and camping sites in true African style, we offer twin rooms, double rooms, dormitories and family rooms. Each room is built according to the Zulu tradition and are connected by a wooden walkway that leads to a fully fitted kitchen, hot showers and toilets, and a swimming pool.

Bring your own camping equipment and relax in the shades underneath the stars.

We provide hot showers and toilets to enjoy a hot revitalising shower after your day out in to the ocean.

Our self-catering kitchen is well-stocked with cooking utensils, crockery and fridges as well as tea, coffee and sugar.

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 are reliant upon what you wish to experience. You could either sit around the fire, dance around the fire, beat your African drum, tell stories, have a kitchen party or relax and gaze at the twinkling African night sky and listen to the sound of nature.

Local amenities are in close proximity to our African bush lodge where you can purchase food products, local fruit and vegetables and African souvenirs to take home with you to your family and friends. A Petrol station, Pharmacy and ATM are also in the vicinity.

Our staff, born and raised in the village, have a wealth of knowledge and experience of Zulu culture, history and the local village itself and will shower you with African hospitality that is teeming with the richness of the Mother Land providing you with an all-round authentic African experience!

Please take note that you don’t need a 4 x 4 vehicle to get to Thobeka as it is easily accessed with any city car!

  • 6 km from Mangusi, the nearest town
  • 14 km from the Mozambique Border
  • 22 km from Kosi mouth, nearest beach
  • 32 km from Ponta do Oura, Mozambique
  • 45 km from Tembe Elephant Park
  • 93 km from Sodwana Bay
  • 157 km from Hluhluwe
  • 200 km from Maputo, Mozambique
  • 220 km from St. Lucia
  • 254 km from Richards Bay
  • 387 km from King Shaka Airport
  • 414 km from Ushaka Marine World, Durban

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