Phinda Forest Lodge
Situated in the Phinda Game Reserve, Phinda Forest Lodge enjoys an environment rich in wildlife and big game, as well as beautiful and unique views. The main lodge sits in an ideal position to enjoy the great views overlooking the wetland pan.
Phinda Forest Lodge Highlights
Phinda Forest Lodge is situated in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest in Phinda Private Game Reserve. This award-winning safari lodge, built in a Zulu Zen style, offers luxury accommodation, privacy and spectacular views in a game rich area. The main lodge sits in an ideal position to enjoy the great views, with the central dining area, lounge and swimming pool overlooking the wetland pan. A great way to spend an afternoon is to sit back and relax as you watch wildlife come and go.
- Renowned bush banquets include breakfast and dinner taken in a forest clearing.
- Enjoy guided game drives and walks around the area, as well as exciting rhino tracking excursions.
- There is also the opportunity to watch turtles laying their eggs on a remote beach and to dive amongst them on the coral reefs.
Phinda Forest Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Phinda Private Game Reserve offers an incredible diversity of game. Predators like cheetah, leopard and lion are tracked on a daily basis and guests stand a good chance of seeing them. The territorial white rhino favour waterholes and wallows. Herds of elephant and buffalo move throughout the reserve and are easily spotted. Impressive nyala antelope feed alongside impala and warthog. The bird life is prolific and an impressive 378 species have recorded in the area. Rudds apalis, Neergaards sunbird and pink-throated twinspot are endemic to the Maputaland region. Among resident birds in the Sand Forest are Narina trogon, African broadbill and square-tailed drongo. Trumpeter hornbill, white-eared barbet and golden-rumped tinkerbird gather at ripe figs. Explore the waters on canoe and boat cruises, and get a taste for Zulu culture on community visits. You can also choose to simply spend some time relaxing in your forest chalet or in the swimming pool, as you admire the surrounding views.
Phinda Vlei Lodge
Phinda Vlei Lodge is situated along the reserve's unique wetland system on the edge of the rare sand forest. The lodge is elegant and secluded and offers luxurious accommodation with large game viewing decks from where guests can observe an incredible variety of wildlife.
Phinda Rock Lodge
Phinda Rock Lodge in Kwa-Zulu Natal is set into a cliff-face overlooking the magnificent Leopard Rock. The lodge is small and personal and is known for warm and friendly service. The romantic suites offer understated luxury with beautiful African sunsets.
The Homestead at Phinda is a luxury self-catering facility situated in the award-winning Phinda Private Game Reserve in the subtropical northern region of KwaZulu Natal. The interior of the thatched Homestead is spacious with large glass sliding doors to let in the light.