Catch the last of the sum­mer sun­shine with th­ese ex­clu­sive des­ti­na­tions tucked away on the shores of pris­tine beaches

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - TRAVEL -

Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal 375km from Dur­ban.

Thonga Beach Lodge lies in the heart of iSi­man­gal­iso Wet­lands Park, a UNESCO World Her­itage Site on KZN’s Ma­puta­land coast.

The 24-bed luxury lodge is sur­rounded by coastal forests, grass­lands, lakes and beaches.

Thonga Beach Lodge is a 25-minute drive from Lake Sibaya, South­ern Africa’s largest fresh­wa­ter lake. Book a scuba, deep-sea fish­ing or sa­fari pack­age and you may en­counter whale sharks, dol­phins and tur­tles lay­ing eggs on the beaches.

From R2 990 pp/pn. Prana Lodge, Eastern Cape 40km from East Lon­don.

Prana Lodge is a small luxury beach lodge and Thai well­ness spa nes­tled in a dune for­est in Cintsa Bay.

Each of the seven suites has a pri­vate gar­den and plunge pool and is dec­o­rated with lo­cal art­works.

In­dulge in re­lax­ing treat­ments, yoga and med­i­ta­tion at the spa and well­ness cen­tre. Un­wind with a pool­side cock­tail or, if you are feel­ing a lit­tle more ac­tive, en­joy surf­ing, hik­ing, horse rid­ing or bird watch­ing.

From R1 500 pp/pn.

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