The six luxurious and carefully designed safari lodges of the Phinda Private Game Reserve are havens of sophistication and style in the pristine bush surroundings of South Africa’s lush Maputaland region.
Thanks to the coastal rainfall pattern, Phinda 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.
Phinda Forest Lodge
Hand-built by local Zulu people—to minimise 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.
Phinda Mountain Lodge
Perched on a ridge overlooking the reserve, Phinda Mountain Lodge gives dramatic views of the forest from the 25 air-conditioned suites—each with private plunge pool, viewing deck and outdoor shower. A great family safari destination with lots of activities & special touches for kids.
Phinda Rock Lodge
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 bush land.
Phinda Vlei Lodge
The exclusive Vlei Lodge is positioned where the Reserve’s unique vlei (wetland) system meets the edge of 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.
Zuka Lodge and The Homestead
Phinda 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.