Phinda Private Game Reserve Phinda Private Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal - AKZ039

Phinda Private Game Reserve is located in the north eastern region of Kwa-Zulu Natal and offers visitors a wonderful big five safari experience with a choice of 6 very different lodges to choose from - or if you cannot decide then do a combination of two lodges for a diversity of experience.

22 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50

Pool - Yes
Restaurant - Meals All Included

Big Five
Choice of 6 lodges
Diversity of experiences
Unique landscape

Forest Lodge has 16 luxurious suites with floor to ceiling glass walls lending a feel of being in a forest. Built on raised decks with antelope grazing between the suites. The rooms have a Zulu Zen theme and fitted with all the comforts you would expect in a luxury lodge.

Mountain Lodge is perched on a hill with lovely views of the Ubombo mountain range. There are 25 suites which also include a 2 bedroom family suite. This is the largest of the lodges and great for larger families or groups travelling together.

Rock Lodge as the name suggests is carved into a rocky mountainside with large bold decorations. There are 6 stone and adobe suites burrowed into the cliff with wood shutterns opening onto a private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Vlei Lodge is located at the edge of the reserves unique vlei (wetland) system on the edge of the sand forest and offers an intimate safari experience with elegant spaces for privacy. There are 6 en suite thatched suite that overlook the open plain and vlei.

Zuka Lodge is an exclusive use property with 4 thatched en suite cottages clustered around a central guest area with an open kitchen and large wooden dining table - ideal for friends or family to share the days adventures.

The Homestead is an exclusive use safari vial with large sliding doors on all 4 of the suites. You will be hosted with a private ranger, tracker, butler and chef to make you feel at home on safari.

Your stay at any of the reserves includes 2 daily game drive, nature walks as well as seasonal river boat cruises and canoeing on the river. There are also options activities if you staying longer like beach excursions, cultural visits and horse-riding.

Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game viewing experiences, including cheetah, Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), endangered black rhino, and 415 bird species.

Phinda is described as "Seven Worlds of Wonder", with its seven distinct habitats - a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans. Phinda is a wilderness sanctuary where intimate encounters and rare discoveries can be experienced first-hand.

With unspoiled beaches and spectacular reefs nearby, and an abundance of wildlife, Phinda offers the perfect bush and beach adventure. We do recommend though doing a combination of a few nights in Phinda and then a few nights of beach for the ultimate relaxation!

Access to the lodge is possible by either a road transfer from Richards Bay (daily flights to and from Johannesburg) or you can include in a self-drive holiday. There are also charter flights from Johannesburg.