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