There are several excellent lodges (six in total) within Phinda Private Reserve's 23,000 hectares of pristine African bush. It's an area blessed with a varied and diverse habitat, particularly known for its healthy populations of cheetah, both black and white rhino and magnificent nyala antelope.
Phinda offers a choice of six lodges, all private and with excellent service, hospitality and luxury levels - ranging from the larger lodges like Phinda Mountain Lodge (25 rooms), Phinda Forest Lodge (16 rooms) to the smaller Phinda Vlei and Phinda Rock lodges (6 rooms each) to the intimate, usually sole-use, Phinda Homestead and Phinda Zuka, with only four rooms and a maximum capacity of eight each, perfect for small groups of family and/or friends.
Each lodge is unique with its own appeal and setting: some are perched high on a hillside with spectacular views and others are settled softly in forests or on the valley floor. Find your own Phinda favourite.
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Phinda Forest Lodge is located in the northern sector of the 60,000-acre Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Set deep in the heart of a dry sand forest, this award-winning lodge offers 16 luxury suites and superb game viewing. The various habitats ensure a wide variety of game, from the plains-loving cheetah to the shy forest-dwellers and magnificent nyala antelope.
Recently rebuilt after fire damage, this luxurious, sole-use safari villa is perfect for families, corporates and small groups who wish to spend some quality time away from it all and enjoy each other’s uninterrupted company. You’ll be spoilt with your own dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef. You’ll also have a private open safari vehicle at your disposal to enjoy looking for the Big 5 and a wide variety of birds and wildlife.
With its prime position on the crest of a mountain, Phinda Mountain Lodge is known for its incredible views out over the scenic and game-rich Phinda Private Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal in north-eastern South Africa. Enjoy 24/7 game watching from the main lodge's viewing decks or your very own private veranda. Plus there's a variety of game activities to make sure you have an unforgettable safari experience.
Almost like a small-scale exotic castle, Phinda Rock Lodge seems to cling to its steep cliffs, giving you excellent views across the valley. It’s a small, intimate lodge, ideal if you’re looking for a romantic, unhurried safari with excellent game viewing.
andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is an intimate, romantic and exclusive safari lodge, offering you privacy, peace and quiet. The lodge is set on the edge of a sand forest, overlooking a wetland system; you can watch the daily goings on of a huge variety of visiting wildlife from wherever you are at the lodge: the viewing decks, your bedroom or even your shower.
Consistently getting rave reviews, Phinda Zuka Lodge is the perfect safari venue for groups and family get-togethers to celebrate special occasions. Zuka can accommodate up to eight guests in exclusive luxury, with your own butler, chef and staff, your own dedicated open safari vehicle, driver and personal guide who’ll happily show you some of the best game viewings in southern Africa.