Phinda Forest Lodge

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The award-winning andBeyond Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal covers 23 000 hectares of land encompassing seven unique ecosystems. Exciting game viewing offers guests the chance to spot the Big Five as well as marine species like dolphins and turtles and 415 bird species. The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino.

Phinda is home to 6 magnificent luxury lodges including the spectacular Forest Lodge which is set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest. The eco-sensitive structures of the lodge are inventively designed in Zulu Zen style. Each of the 16 minimalist suites has a viewing deck where guests can awake to the sight of graceful nyala and duiker outside the glass walls.

The lodge also offers a sparkling rim flow swimming pool to unwind in as well as sitting areas with expansive viewing decks affording panoramic views of the game-filled plains.

How to get to Phinda Forest Lodge

3 hr drive from Durban, 6 hr drive from Johannesburg, 1.5 hour drive from Richard's Bay or private charter flights from anywhere in South Africa into Phinda's airstrip.

Activities at Phinda Forest Lodge

Game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as a wide range of optional adventures in the bush and on the beach.

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Phinda Forest Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews 5 View more reviews
Phinda Forest Lodge

Alexia & James Lerner

5

Unbelievable experience, the staff was incredible and so personal. Our tracker and ranger were amazing and we will never forget our time with them. Beautiful accommodations, they didn't miss a thing.

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Phinda Forest Lodge

Frank & Svitlana Lavery

4

Lovely staff and food . It is more like a hotel than a safari camp . It was apparent to one who has been on a lot of safaris that the game park is to an extent a huge zoo .

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Phinda Forest Lodge

Christopher & Atanya Hall

5

Great service and we had a great guide and tracker. Lodges are fantastic.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Phinda Forest Lodge

All South Africa Itineraries
Waterfront Village

Cape Town, Durban and Mozambique Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $7,210 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Cape Town, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda

Cape Town and Phinda Self Drive Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,600 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Waterfront Village

Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal and Mauritius Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $5,240 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve
KZN aerial scenery

Classic KwaZulu-Natal and Dubai holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $4,500 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Locations
Durban, Dubai, Phinda Private Game Reserve