The private Phinda Private Game Reserve nestles in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. The most popular lodges on the reserve Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge and Vlei Lodge. Phinda is in the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which is a World Heritage Site, the Game Reserve comprises 14 000 hectares of prime conservation land. The safari lodges at Phinda offer sophistication and style in the African bush. Seven distinct habitats are home to an abundance of amazing and unique wildlife including Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and over 380 bird species while the marine diversity of the nearby coast is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
The game lodges at this Reserve offer sophistication and style in the African bush.
The luxurious 16 air-conditioned glass suites at the Forest Lodge are on stilts and appear to float between the rare Sand Forest floor and the high Torchwood trees. These exclusive suites have been built in a certain way to ensure absolute privacy. The bathrooms at the Phinda Forest Lodge feature twin hand basins, bath, separate shower and separate w.c. The suites offer a personal bar on their private veranda.
The Mountain Lodge features 25 air-conditioned luxurious suites each of which provides an en-suite bathroom comprising bath, shower, separate w.c. And twin hand basins. All suites offer a sitting area, personal bar and private veranda complete with plunge pool and romantic al fresco shower. The 25 suites at the Phinda Mountain Lodge include three suites with a fold-out sleeper sofa in each to accommodate a triple. A family suite with four bedrooms and a shared sitting area is also available for guests.
At the Vlei Lodge, one can find six stilted glass and thatch suites in the rare Sand Forest. Each suite at the Vlei Lodge provides an en suite bathroom with twin hand basins, bath, separate shower and separate w.c. A personal bar and private plunge pools are also available in the suites of the Vlei Lodge.
Six exceptional suites which are perched on the side of a rocky cliff are at the Rock Lodge. Each suite at the Rock Lodge features a spacious bedroom with bath, shower, twin hand basins and separate W.C. The suites provide their private sitting area, personal bar, plunge pool and deck from where magnificent views of the spectacular Leopard Rock and the valley below can be admired.
The beautiful Zuka Lodge is a sole-use villa for groups of up to eight guests. This lodge features only four thatched Zululand bush cottages which are situated 15 metres apart from each other, featuring verandas overlooking a busy waterhole. Sitting areas at the suites offer comfortable built-in sofas which double as beds for parents travelling with children five years and younger. The spacious air-conditioned bedrooms at the Zuka Lodge provide fans and ensuite bathrooms, with a circular stone bath chamber, shower, separate w.c and twin hand basins.
The Homestead is an exclusive, sole-use villa which is ideal for families and small groups. The four spacious suites at The Homestead accommodate eight guests and feature unique sliding panel windows framing the beautiful views, and infuse a contemporary Zulu vernacular on the ambience. Ensuite bathrooms with separate w.c.’s, twin hand basins, baths, indoor and outdoor showers are available in this luxurious villa.
Phinda Guests have the opportunity to enjoy exciting safari drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by experienced rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as exciting optional activities on the water, in the air and on the beach. The area has seven distinct natural environments being on the coastal plain with an excess of amazing and unique fauna and flora including Africa's traditional safari animals such as Lion, Leopard, elephant, Black & White Rhino and Cape Buffalo and over 385 bird species while the marine variety of the nearby seashore is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef. The reserve is unique as in the same day you can see Sea Turtles nesting and Lion kill on the same day there are very few places in the world where this is possible. The reserve has pioneered research into cheetah guest stand a good chance and seeing wild cheetah. The lodges are managed by andBeyond who provide excellent levels of service while giving back to nature.
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Phinda Private Game Reserve is the perfect honeymoon destination, with luxury, romance and great game viewing all being the order of the day. Phinda has 4 luxurious lodges to choose from, and when staying 2 nights or more, the groom pays full rate, and the bride only pays 50% of the accommodation rate for the whole stay.
Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage.
The private Phinda Private Game Reserve nestles in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. The most popular lodges on the reserve Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge and Vlei Lodge. Phinda is in the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which is a World Heritage Site, the Game Reserve comprises 14 000 hectares of prime conservation land.
Seven distinct habitats are home to an abundance of amazing and unique wildlife including Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and over 380 bird species while the marine diversity of the nearby coast is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Embark on an unforgettable 11-day philanthropic adventure through magnificent South Africa.
Your journey begins in &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, where you will have the captivating opportunity of tracking iconic wildlife, and the opportunity to engage with the locals on community excursions. This fascinating landscape is inhabited by an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, including the elusive cheetah and scarce black rhino. Interact with the wonderfully diverse communities of KwaZulu-Natal that fringe the reserve and admire the significant value that they bring to caring for the land. Gain first-hand knowledge of various projects, aimed at improving education, healthcare and access to water. At an additional rate, participate in a rhino notching experience and play an active role in rhino conservation.
The next leg of your journey takes you to Cape Town, which boasts more than its fair share of magnificent natural beauty, cultural marvels and historical sites. Quintessentially modern and cosmopolitan, it is home to gourmet restaurants, trendy nightlife and a thriving café culture, combined with natural wonders ranging from miles of beautiful beaches to the renowned Cape Winelands and iconic Table Mountain. Here you can interact with the locals on an authentic day tour, angled at any particular philanthropic interests.
Your journey culminates on the whale coast, passing through the gorgeous town of Hermanus, flanked by majestic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. This charming town offers unparalleled views of breaching whales and tranquil adventures including hiking. Meet future conservation leaders positively contributing to the region’s unique biodiversity at the Green Futures College on Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Delve into the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and splurge on a whale watching trip (seasonal), where conservationists will have a chance to showcase their marine conservation initiatives along South Africa’s magnificent coastline.
3 nights &Beyond Phinda Game Reserve | 4 nights Cape Town | 3 nights Cape Whale Coast
11 Days | From ZAR 92 445 per person
Please keep in mind that this tour can be tailormade by speaking to one of our Travel Specialists.
11 Jan – 30 Apr 2019: ZAR 101 500 per person
1 May – 15 July 2019: ZAR 92 445 per person
16 Jul – 31 Oct 2019: ZAR 102 025 per person
1 Nov – 15 Dec 2019: ZAR 103 450 per person
Stay 3 nights or more at your choice of &Beyond Phinda’s Zuka, Mountain, Forest, Rock or Vlei lodge within the reserve and we’ll credit you R2 500 per flight leg (until 10 January 2020) / R2 750.00 per flight leg (from 11 January 2020) towards any Airlink flight,(Johannesburg, Cape Town, Vilancuos, Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park) to and from the reserve.
The rebate per person per way is only applicable on SA Airlink flights which route through Skukuza or Nelspruit to Phinda
Alternatively we will include return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda (Phinda - Durban: 09h00 / Durban - Phinda: 11h30).
Offer only valid for full-paying adult guests.
Packages excl fuel surcharge and airport taxes.