Thanks to the coastal rainfall pattern, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that encompasses distinct ecosystems: a rare dry sand forest, savannah, woodland and wetland systems, beautiful river courses, mountain ranges, marshes and pans.
This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation gives shelter to a great abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many less easily spotted species too, such as the elusive cheetah or the black rhino.
Hand-built by local Zulu people—to minimize the development’s impact on the forest—Phinda Forest Lodge consists of 16 air-conditioned suites with floor to ceiling glass walls, private viewing decks, luxurious en-suite bathrooms—and rim-flow swimming pool.
Guests can dine in the traditional African boma, under a romantic canvas of stars, candles and lanterns.
Perched on a ridge overlooking the reserve, Phinda Mountain Lodge gives dramatic views of the forest from the 25 air-conditioned suites—each with a private plunge pool, viewing deck and outdoor shower. A great family safari destination with lots of activities & special touches for kids.
Uniquely carved into the rocky mountainside, the Rock Lodge consists of 6 romantic, air-conditioned suites, constructed of stone and wood, each with a private plunge pool.
Almost suspended in air over the deep valley below, the Rock Lodge guests enjoy sweeping views across the bushland.
The exclusive Vlei Lodge is positioned where the Reserve’s unique vlei (wetland) system meets the edge of the sand forest.
Six glass suites, raised on stilts and topped with thatched roofs offer private spaces where guests can relax and unwind in plunge pools and watch the drama of the African wilderness unfold.
This small, romantic and intimate lodge ensures complete seclusion, understated luxury and African sunsets.
andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is also home to two sole-use safari villas, Zuka Lodge and The Homestead. Luxurious and intimate, these villas offer private and exclusive safari experience.
Zuka Lodge embodies cool, coastal bush style whilst The homestead cutting-edge suites feature unique sliding panel windows, inviting outdoors in. Both are great for families or small groups of friends.
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andBeyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserve is an ideal mix of ethnic décor, superb cuisine, personal service, and exclusivity.
With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) and careful trained rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured a private and intimate game viewing experience.
For couples, choose Rock Lodge or Vlei Lodge—they are more private (& children under 12 are not allowed).
Categories: Adventure vacation, andBeyond, Family vacation, Lodges, Luxury hotels, Modern design, Private villas, Quiet location, Relaxing vacation, Rustic chic, Safari, Secluded location, Wildlife travel,
Number of rooms & suites: Six lodges
Rate per night: From $400 USD
*The rate is only approximate and is based on our own independent research, at the time of writing. We cannot guarantee the rate in any way.Check room rates and book
Author: Travel+Style. Last updated: 02/12/2019
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