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 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.
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
Again, the drive took longer than anticipated. Phinda is in an impressively isolated setting with attentive and helpful staff who are really focussed on meeting guests' needs. The highlights of our stay were the morning and evening Game Drives in open 4x4 vehicles. There are many rangers and trackers, all very familiar with the terrain and the animals to be seen, but we were particularly lucky to be guided by…
We cannot say enough good about Phinda Mountain Lodge, the staff, and the safari experience. The rooms were great, and the setting added to our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the ranger-tracker team, and learned and experienced so much because of them.
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