Valid: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016.
Phinda Game Reserve
Big 5 Game Viewing and 5* Luxury Lodges
Described as 'Seven Worlds of Wonder', the &Beyond run Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal has an abundance of riches to surpass every dream of an African safari.
© andBeyondOne of the finest game-viewing experiences, Phinda features not only the Big 5, but a plethora of other animals and birds within its 23,000 hectares, which encompasses 7 distinct habitats - dry sand forest, savanna, woodland and wetland systems, beautiful river courses, mountain ranges, marshes and pans.
Explore the pristine sanctuary of Phinda with a fascinating game drive, offered twice daily and accompanied by an experienced ranger and tracker team, eager to expand your knowledge of the wilderness and share in your wildlife encounter experiences. Explore on foot and get even closer to Phinda’s incredible diversity with an interpretive bush walk experience, or glide along the Mzinene River and experience the wild along tranquil, cool waters as you take in the vast wilderness around you.
Guests here also have the opportunity to enjoy scuba diving adventures, night turtle drives, track rhino on foot, visit an endangered wild cat project or even swim with whale sharks at an additional cost.
Phinda is home to 6 equally unique lodges that have been designed to complement the different habitats perfectly. Forest Lodge enjoys the dappled shade deep in the heart of a rare, dry sand forest, while Mountain Lodge boasts remarkable views out over the Reserve. Vlei Lodge, on the edge of the forest, overlooks the vast wetland, and Rock Lodge sits suspended over a deep valley below.
Phinda is also home to 2 sole-use safari villas, Zuka Lodge and The Homestead. Luxurious and intimate, these villas are the perfect 'home away from home' for families or small groups of friends sharing a safari together.
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25 split-level suites crest the mountain's edge, offering raptor's-eye views of the Reserve. Observe the serenity of the South African wilderness from your private deck, surrounded by the indigenous trees and shrubbery of the pristine Zululand bushveld.
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The 16 air-conditioned suites are built on stilts and appear to float between the forest floor and the towering torchwood trees. Each glass-encased suite boasts a minimalist flair that incorporates high-gloss wooden floors, richly tactile fabrics and brightly accented Zulu artefacts.
The lodge's 4 intimate cottages are set 15 metres (50 feet) apart, featuring verandas overlooking a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen. Sitting areas feature built-in sofas which double as beds for parents travelling with children 5 years and younger.
The 6 suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breath-taking views. Each romantic suite, constructed from contoured stone and adobe, boasts solid wooden shutters and doors, opening onto a private plunge pool and viewing deck.
Fringing Phinda's unique vlei (wetland) system at the edges of the Sand Forest is AndBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge - a study in intimacy and integration with the environment. Each of the 6 elegant and exclusive suites overlook the vlei, where you are likely to see herds of grazing antelope and zebra.
AT A GLANCE
- 23,000 Hectares
- Big 5 Safaris
- Choice of 5* Safari Lodges
- Low Risk Malaria Area
- Game Drives in Open Vehicles
- Interpretative Bush Walks
- Additional Activities on Request
Selected Special offers for Phinda Game Reserve