Weddings

HEADING

Exchange your vows on the beach deck under a canopy of palm leaves overlooking the pristine beaches of Maputaland. Thonga is quintessentially the most romantic place along this beautiful KwaZul-Natal coastline and the staff and management at the lodge will gladly assist in planning and implementing a beautiful wedding.

VOTED MOST ROMANTIC BEACH LODGE ACCOMMODATION IN ELEPHANT COAST

Location Options

Wedding Ceremony
There are a few site options available to you for the setting of your wedding ceremony

  • Beach Deck
  • Mezannine level available only for inclement weather - Max 16 persons only
  • Various other lodge locations (open for discussion if a small group and/or exclusive lodge use)

Wedding Reception
Options that are available for the wedding reception include:

  • The Main Lodge Dining Area (exclusive use of the lodge)
  • The Mezzanine (for smaller groups in bad weather)
  • Pool Area for smaller groups

PHOTOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS

Locations for photography sessions are seasonal.
Some Suggestions would include:

  • Around the Lodge
  • Beach Deck
  • Beach
  • Dune Forest
  • Lake Sibaya*

* Please note that Lake Sibaya is a distance from the Lodge and therefore will require the use of a Private game drive vehicle. This will incur an additional charge.

BAR OPTIONS

We offer a fully licensed bar. No Cash Bar Facilities

Options for Accounts:

  • Full Bar No Limit: All beverages to your account
  • Full Bar Monetary Limit: Once limit is reached, then beverages go to individual guest accounts
  • Own Account: All drinks charged to individual guest accounts
  • Kindly confirm your bar request and wine selection a month prior to your wedding

Corkage Fees
Apply to those items prearranged and holding written consent from Lodge Management

  • Wine: R55 per bottle opened
  • Whisky / Cognac: R110 per bottle opened (max of 3 bottles allowed)
  • No other spirits or beverages may be brought onto the property for consumption

MENU OPTIONS

Our Wedding Menu has a great variety of options.
Please enquire to view the menu selection

  • Post Ceremony Gathering - platters of snacks to circulate the room
  • Reception - plated starters, main and dessert

Please Note - We are happy to assist with quotes on any specific changes you would like to make to our standard menu offerings.

WEDDING PACKAGE Please note that the wedding package rate below is based on the premise that the bridal couple will enjoy a minimum of a 3 night stay at the lodge.

ROOM CATEGORYAUG 2018 - APR 2019MAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW SUITER6 190R6 190R6 190R6 190
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW SUITER6 190R6 190R6 190R6 190
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW SUITER6 190R6 190R6 190R6 190

Includes:

  • 3 nights for 2 people in a room of choice
  • All meals, tea’s & coffee’s, use of snorkelling equipment,
    kayaking on LakeSibaya, sun downer drive, cultural tour.
  • Park Fees and return 4x4 transfers for bridal couple

Excludes:

  • All drinks
  • other activities, (SCUBA diving, Open Ocean
    Experience, turtle drives)

VENUE HIRE

VENUE HIREAUG 2018 - APR 2019MAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020
Park Fees Per Stay AdultR6 190R6 190R6 190R6 190
Park Fees Per Stay ChildR6 190R6 190R6 190R6 190

Included Services:

  • Set up of the venue according to your preference.
  • Tables and chairs for seating of up to 24 people for the reception
  • Cutlery, crockery, glassware, cream tablecloths and cream linen serviettes
  • Romantic turndown on wedding night with sparkling wine for bridal couple
  • Neck and shoulder relaxation massage to tame the wedding jitters at our spa for the bridal couple. To enjoy prior or post wedding celebration.*
  • Non alcoholic beverage during post ceremony photo shoot.*
  • Both beverage and massage are not transferable to cash

Excluded Services:

  • Set up of the venue according to your preference.
  • Tables and chairs for seating of up to 24 people for the reception
  • Cutlery, crockery, glassware, cream tablecloths and cream linen serviettes
  • Romantic turndown on wedding night with sparkling wine for bridal couple
  • Neck and shoulder relaxation massage to tame the wedding jitters at our spa for the bridal couple. To enjoy prior or post wedding celebration.*
  • Non alcoholic beverage during post ceremony photo shoot.*
  • Both beverage and massage are not transferable to cash

ENTERTAINMENT

* R1 000 or part thereof is charged for using the lodge facilities after 22h00
* Closing Time – 24h00 no later

* Zulu Dancers To be quoted
* Mabibi Choir R1 000 per 30 mins

LATE NIGHT CLOSING

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All bookings at all lodges over the Christmas holiday period must be for a minimum of 2 nights (15 December – 15 January) except for Thonga Beach Lodge which is a minimum of 3 nights.

Tarriffs include a SA tourism levy and are inclusive of vat

Provisional Bookings
Provisional bookings made more than 3 months in advance, will be held for 7 days and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
Provisional bookings made less than 3 months in advance, will only be held for 48 hours and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
Should the above release times not be suitable, please feel free to contact us for alternate arrangements
All bookings must be confirmed in writing

Confirmed Bookings
We run small lodges in remote areas and cancellations, even of just two people, can greatly affect the operation of the lodge. Therefore we require full payment prior to guests arrival and strict adherence to our cancellation policy
Please ensure that guests have adequate travel insurance to cover any cancellations or changes in travel arrangements

FIT Reservations
We require written confirmation accepting our terms and conditions

Full pre-payment is required 30 (thirty) days prior to clients date of arrival, unless alternative arrangements have been made

We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this payment timeously
For package bookings we require 25% payment on confirmation and the balance 30 (thirty) days prior to travel

Cancellation Policy (Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups)
We require written confirmation for all cancellations (e-mail or facsimile)
Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

Group Bookings & Isibindi Package Bookings
The word ”group” applies to 8 or more full paying guests
The Isibindi Package Booking means a booking for 1 or more persons staying for 5 or more nights at a selection of the Isibindi Africa Lodges
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a group reservation or Isibindi Package
Full Pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this deposit timeously

Cancellation Policy for Groups & Friends for Free February Special
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on all confirmed group bookings
Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 75% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

Travel Insurance
IT IS THE GUEST’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE ADEQUATE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER THEMSELVES IN THE EVENT OF HAVING TO COVER CANCELLED BOOKINGS.

All bank deposits are to be received free of any bank charges or commissions.
All credit card payments by agents for accommodation will have a 3% surcharge, except AMEX & DINERS which have a 5% surcharge.
Please note that only cash or credit cards are accepted at the lodges – strictly no debit cards!

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