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Discover the 

unique coastline of



At Thonga Trails we are a community orientated, conscious-minded outdoor company that strives to integrate sustainable tourism and conservation.

On the Thonga Trail, we will guide you and immerse you over 5 days along arguably the most biodiverse coastline on the planet. We aim to offer you South Africa's premium adventure slack-packing experience.

Some feedback from2023 clients...

I feel totally enriched by the experiences of the landscape and the pristine environment. The trip went way beyond my expectations. I cannot wait for the next offering.... pondo trail?

Thank you so much for arranging this wonderful experience for us. It was fantastic and we wouldn't change anything. It is highly recommended!

Loved the food and the attention to detail with the beautiful table settings. Outstanding!

The guides were perfect. Just the right balance of helpful, hospitable, friendly, supportive, knowledgeable, but not overbearing.



Immerse yourself in one of the most unspoilt pieces of coastline.


The experience

At Thonga Trails we offer you an authentic Zululand experience with 4 nights accommodation, cold beers & all meals included at 4 different stop-overs as we explore in-depth the 80km of Maputaland coastline.


On routes only familiar to us locals, we take you through the fresh water Kosi lake system, we walk down pristine & undeveloped coastline and up through the unique sand forest before the last day's sea safari drops you back at Sodwana Bay.

Any of our trails can be customised to suit you and your groups needs, please drop us line and we will tailor make a package that suits you.

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Local is lekker..

We strive to straddle high end value added tourism with the grounded rural communities, and endeavour to meet your every need. We believe the canvas of Maputaland will not let you down, so we look to take care of your hospitality needs, comfy bedding, all your drinks & fine cuisine by our in house chef who makes practically everything from scratch!

By supporting this trail you support the local economy, all the money stays within the communities providing valuable financial relief not accessible by other means in rural SA.


We work in partnership with various entities to up-skill members of the communities. From catering, hospitality and guides we endeavour to use members of the local communities, some of whom we've known for decades, for an authentic ground up experience. This is the V.I.P. Zululand trail.

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