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Price: USD 500 - 850 per person sharing per night

Phinda Vlei Lodge Highlights

Phinda Vlei Lodge is situated along the reserve's unique vlei (wetland) system along 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.

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  • Guests can be taken out to the Mzinene River for a morning boat cruise.
  • The world's most south-lying coral reefs lie within paddling distance; opt for snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing at sea.
  • Enjoy seeing the prolific birdlife from a nearby bird hide.
  • Experience a White Rhino Tracking excursion, with armed rangers and tracker, from the back of a 4x4 safari vehicle.

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USD 500 - 850 per person sharing per night

Phinda Vlei 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. Nocturnal aardvark, bushpig and greater bushbaby may be encountered on night game-drives. Mountain reedbuck resides on rocky slopes, while common reedbuck favours palmveld and wetlands. 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. Lemon-breasted canary, southern banded snake- eagle and grey waxbill are characteristic of the coastal plain. Among resident birds in the Sand Forest are Narina trogon, African broadbill and square-tailed drongo.

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