Phinda Forest Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5
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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Phinda Forest Lodge

Brian and Sandie

5

Loved every minute!! Amazing! The cabin was exceptional. They "ran a bubble bath" 3 nights and provided sparklng wine on the last night. T-lights were lit and all was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed all food and when we came back late from our last dinner in the "wild" the Operations Manager opened the bar again for us to have a nightcap in the bar area (after our exciting dinner which was visited by 3 hyenas!). The surprise outdoor special dinners were amazing and cannot say enough good things about our Ranger, Benson and Tracker, Bheki. We witnessed a cheetah kill, charging lead elephant with babies on the trail (Benson kept us safe and I have incredible video), fabulous close up encounters with black and white rhinos and babies, giraffes aplenty, followed a very large leopard as he marked his territory. Dung beetles and birds were wonderful. A water buffalo herd sighting provided super photos. Flat tire on the jeep was fixed in 8 minutes while we enjoyed the giraffes watching us curious humans. The surprise breakfast during our last morning safari was so lovely. Fresh whipping cream, fresh pineapple, bananas, berries and Benson cooking the pancakes was delightful. Needless to say the morning coffee with Amarula on the trail and Sundowners with Gin & Tonics, etc. were also highlights. I will send pictures or if there is a site I can post them to, please let me know.

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Phinda Forest Lodge

Hannah Davy

5

Nothing to improve apon. A 5* experience from beginning to end.

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Phinda Forest Lodge

Mr Andrew Hanson

5

The welcome at Phinda was lovely, the Lodge was superb and very quiet and luxurious while the central area with its bar and restaurant overlooking the waterhole, giraffes, impala and nyala was fantastic. The food was excellent although we could not manage very meal. The game drives were good but not up to the Thonga standard probably because the park is four times the size but we did get to see Black Rhino and some lovely groups of Cheetah as well as some leopard cubs. One night there was a big bomma evening with an outside barbeque with tremendous atmosphere and excellent food and drink. We could not fault the staff or how we were looked after and all the special touches. A bottle of champagne and named glasses hanging in a lantern lit tree on one game drive. Returning to our lodge to find the bathroom candlelit with a hot bath run and a half bottle of bubbly in an ice bucket. A picnic supplied for our transport back to Durban airport.

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Phinda Forest Lodge

Lee and Alex Broxson

5

This was AMAZING. We loved Phinda. This was our favourite. It was like having a luxury apartment from a city in the middle of the forest. It was amazing to see all the animals walk by, and even the monkeys got in one day and stole our apples which was quite funny. The experience at Phinda was brilliant. Our game driver Sebastian was so good. We literally saw every animal possible it was fantastic. We would love to go back here one day. The memories from this place will never leave us. We have some amazing photo's so happy to share these with you.

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