Welcome to Phinda Game Reserve

Offering a rich wildlife viewing experience in a spectacular setting near the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23,000 hectares of protected territory in South Africa.

It is a truly magnificent tapestry of landscapes, from woodland to grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and plains.The area boasts a high density of game in seven distinct habitats and, while the “Big Five” and about 400 bird species thrive here, it is renowned for its large population of endangered black rhino and the elegantly elusive cheetah.

This unique ecosystem includes a large portion of the world’s remaining rare sand forest and is situated close to the unspoiled beaches and marine reefs of the Indian Ocean. Travelers get the best of two worlds as a combination of exciting bush and beach adventures are accessible from the reserve.

Phinda Forest Lodge –

Boasting glass-encased suites that are raised on stilts, this eco-designed luxury lodge seems to float between the sandy forest floor and the leafy canopy above. Up to 32 guests can immerse themselves in nature as each of the 16 suites offers serene spaces to watch the secrets of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest unfold.

Phinda Homestead –

This is a gracious, exclusive-use safari villa for up to 8 people that seamlessly blends into its surroundings. Savour downtime in one of the four spacious suites, which are grouped around a common lounge and dining area. While individual couples can have all the privacy they desire, shared outdoor spaces allow family and friends to gather together.
The exclusive use of a safari vehicle, as well as a dedicated ranger and tracker team, mean that game drives can be tailored for any length of time.

Phinda Rock Lodge –

Combining Malian influences with pueblo panache, each of the six suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breathtaking views. Boasting some of the most scenic al fresco experiences on the African continent, this is an intimate and romantic destination for up to 12 guests.

Phinda Mountain Lodge –

24 suites are positioned to ensure complete privacy and breath-taking raptor’s-eye views of the reserve below. Up to 50 people can be accommodated in natural luxury. Whether you are on honeymoon, travelling with an adventurous group, or seeking an exclusive corporate retreat, this “Big Five” safari holiday home will steal your heart.

Phinda Vlei Lodge –

Gracious and elegant, this charming lodge comprises six thatched suites decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles, with hints of Balinese influence. This is a romantic and supremely private retreat for up to 12 guests.

Phinda Zuka Lodge –

Zuka’s overall ambiance is that of cool, coastal bush style embodying sophisticated simplicity. The four charming cottages cluster around an active waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourishes. Ideal for families or small groups who wish to reconnect and rejuvenate in an intimate environment.

This private reserve does not allow day visitors, but it does permit incredible off-road game drives! Because very few guests are on the reserve at any one time, an exclusive safari experience is guaranteed. Hosted by professionally trained rangers and Zulu trackers, guests quickly become intrepid adventurers on thrilling tailor-made safaris.
Between daily private game drives, bush walks, birding, seasonal river cruises and all the additional specialist activities, there is never a dull moment.

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