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andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Hluhluwe National Park

Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

Designer Safari lodge


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andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Hluhluwe National Park


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Activity adventure | Safari | Wildlife

Set in the prestigious Hluhluwe National Park, just over three hours drive from Durban, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve comprises 17,500 hectares of prime conservation land bordering the Great St. Lucia Wetland Park - a World Heritage Site.

The reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five and over 380 bird species with abundant wildlife. andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is home to six equally unique lodges.

Forest Lodge

16 stilted Suites built deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest. Designed in Zulu-Zen style, each suite combines glass, wood and minimalist design.

Forest Lodge has a rim flow swimming pool and cosy sitting areas with expansive viewing decks. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served to you on the deck overlooking the grassy plains or in the boma (outdoor dining area) illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns.

Mountain Lodge

Scenic African safari lodge with wrap-around views of the spectacular Ubombo Mountains and the surrounding Zululand bushveld, featuring 20 private Suites, all with romantic ensuite bathrooms, private sitting areas, and spacious veranda complete with private plunge pools and outdoor showers.

The main guest area is a magnificent u-shaped building with central al fresco courtyard. The intimate sitting areas are filled with sunlight, and the dining area overlooks the Reserve with the Ubombo Mountains in the distance.

Rock Lodge

Six exceptional suites perched on the side of a rocky cliff. Each suite has a spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom, private sitting area, personal bar, plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the spectacular Leopard Rock and the valley below.

The dining and sitting areas have imposing fireplaces and open out onto a shaded deck with sweeping views of the Lebombo Mountains and bushveld below and beyond.

Vlei Lodge

This charming lodge comprises six thatched suites decorated in a natural blend of North and West African styles, with hints of Balinese influences. Each suite, complete with luxurious ensuite bathroom, dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck overlooking the grassy vlei and offering splendid panoramic views.

The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, with a mixture of understated sophistication and sheer luxury.

Zuka Lodge

With just four thatched Zululand bush cottages, this private lodge is ideal for families or small groups of friends. As an exclusive-use lodge, a private ranger/host, tracker, butler, chef, and sole-use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle are all included, allowing you to tailor-make your safari adventure.

The charming cottages are set 15 metres apart, overlooking a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen. Each cottage boasts a luxurious ensuite bathroom, complete with a circular bath chamber, double shower and twin hand basins. Guest areas include an interactive café style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining areas, an intimate library with internet access, and a swimming pool with an extended wooden deck overlooking the surrounding African wilderness.

The Homestead

Exclusive cutting-edge Safari Villa situated in the North of the Reserve. The Homestead features four spacious and luxurious Suites with panoramic views of the African bushveld.

The outdoor sitting area is the heart of the Homestead. Complete with private ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef, as well as exclusive-use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle, The Homestead is ideal for family celebrations and special occasion safaris.

An interactive kitchen allows for intimate, informal dining and a rim flow eternity pool provides for respite from the heat of the day.

Phinda Adventures & Specialist Safaris

Along with your included twice-daily game drives, nature walks, sunrise and sunset river cruises and canoe trips along the beautiful Mzinene River, you'll also have the option to join a unique and exciting Phinda Adventure or Phinda Specialist Safari in the company of specialist ranger Daryl Dell. Offered exclusively, at an additional cost, to guests at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, these activities include a wide range of cultural, beach and wildlife-related excursions including swimming with whale sharks, photographic safaris, scuba diving, tracking safaris, bird watching trips, walking safaris, visits to animal rescue projects and many more besides. Ask your travel specialist for further information and a full list of options.

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