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.

Horse riding Sunset Game drive

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.

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Superb Lodge, fantastic staff and Ranger...really nice touches such as BBQ out on the reservation and evening drinks watching sun down on another occasion.

30/08/2019 Read full trip review

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Jason Jones

We had an amazing time at the Mountain Lodge for our stay of 3 nights. I can't say enough good things about how wonderful the service was. Upon arrival we were greeted by Tyler and our butler for our stay Dumi. They made us feel right at home as we settled into our accommodations. The rooms are spacious, private, and offer great amenities like your own private plunge pool, outdoor…

28/11/2018 Read full trip review

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