Phinda Mountain Lodge

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.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Phinda is home to 6 magnificent luxury lodges including Phinda Mountain Lodge which is poised majestically on a mountain crest boasting dramatic views of the Lebombo Mountains. The lodge offers 25 split-level suites with ensuite bathroom, private sitting area and spacious veranda complete with private plunge pool and outdoor shower.

A warm and friendly welcome awaits families with children, with a family suite providing inter-leading rooms with an optional additional bed in each and a children's programme specially designed to keep younger guests entranced.

Getting There

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.


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.

Read what our previous clients thought of Phinda Mountain Lodge

Review of Phinda Mountain Lodge

Jessica Dutton

My favourite place. Such a treat - incredible guide (so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and perfect for adults and kids). We went on a walking safari and tracked some rhino, went on awe inspiring game drives - saw leopards and cheetahs close too and in daylight which was our highlight as first time we'd seen leopard properly. Delicious food, beautiful interiors, great pool. Good babysitting service. Guide had some child friendly activities…

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Sara Mead

This was a phenomenal place and an amazing experience. Our game drives exceeded even our highest expectations: we saw all the big 5, leopards, hippos, and cheetahs, as well as many other smaller animals. Our ranger and tracker were incredibly informative. The Lodge itself was an amazing, gorgeous place, just the right level of relaxation and romance for us, and the staff went out of their way to make our…

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