The ideal location to reconnect with friends and family, as an exclusive, sole-use villa
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Activity adventure | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Safari | Wildlife
Offering the best big five safari in KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda is a large reserve spanning over 22,000 hectares and home to seven unique ecosystems. Located between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Homestead is the ideal location to reconnect with friends and family, as an exclusive, sole-use villa. Phinda is approximately 1.5 hours from Richards Bay Airport, with SA Express offering daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay.
An exclusive, cutting-edge safari villa situated north of the reserve, Homestead features four spacious suites. Accommodating eight guests, the spacious suites feature unique sliding panel windows, offering panoramic views of the African Bushveld. The luxurious suites feature en-suite facilities and indoor and outdoor showers; however the outdoor sitting area is the heart of Homestead.
A private butler and chef is included, with a variety of meals on offer and cooked to the guest’s requirements. Private dining can take place, or guests can request to dine in the wild, eating within the bush amongst scenic views and wildlife gazing on the open plain in the distance.
Two daily game drives, commencing at dusk and dawn, provide ample opportunities for guests to spot the abundance of wildlife, including cheetah, lion, leopard, antelope and rhino. For those seeking something different to the game drives, specialist safaris including birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking and family and private safaris can be arranged. A variety of adventures including Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives, scuba safaris, endangered wild cats projects, swimming with whale sharks and whale watching can be arranged, alongside river cruises and canoeing on the Mzinene River. The lodge also includes a swimming pool and small, but well equipped gym.
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