Phinda Rock Lodge

The award-winning andBeyond Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal covers 23 000 hectors 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.

  • 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 Rock Lodge which is dramatically set into a cliff face overlooking spectacular Leopard Rock. Rock Lodge is an architectural delight with its 6 suites seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breath-taking views. Each of the stone suites boasts solid wooden shutters and doors opening onto a private plunge pool and viewing deck. Outdoor showers provide some of the most scenic al fresco bathing on the African continent.

Delicious meals are served in the dining area or unforgettable bush banquets are offered in bush clearings under the African night sky. Comfortable sitting areas offer the perfect vantage point for viewing the wildlife roaming the bush below.

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 Rock Lodge

Review of Phinda Rock Lodge

Cameron Toyne

I (also) really liked the Rock Lodge. The intimacy of the camp was super and the bird species were amazing.

13/08/2021 Read full trip review

Review of Phinda Rock Lodge

Lucy Rex & Marcus Copland

An absolutely breathtaking hotel - a unique, special and unforgettable experience

02/10/2018 Read full trip review

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