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Price: USD 400+ per person sharing per night

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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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