Dream Hotels & Resorts Group has obtained the management contract for Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in KwaZulu Natal’s Tembe Elephant Park. This brings its total property portfolio to 23 across KZN and Mozambique.

Situated four hours’ drive from Durban, Royal Thonga is ideal for travellers driving to and from Mozambique. The lodge has 14 villas, including two family chalets sleeping two adults and two children. The chalets each have en-suite bathrooms, with both indoor and outdoor showers, and secluded decks offering guests a private area in which to enjoy the natural surroundings. The lodge offers a swimming pool, restaurant, spa and game drives led by local nature guides.

“Our lodge is also ideal for couples, and holidaymakers who desire an active holiday with family and friends,” said Wendy Tembe, Royal Thonga’s General Manager, who recommends the Tembe Butterfly Dome as a must for any family. “Just a 10-minute drive from the lodge, conditions are ideal for housing the most majestic African butterflies,” said Tembe

Visitors can also visit nearby Kosi Bay, less than an hour’s drive away, and enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and night-time turtle tracking from November to February every year.