Phinda Vlei Lodge

Explore South Africa

Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal covers 23 000 hectaresof 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 cheetah and the rare black rhino.

Phinda is home to 6 magnificent lodges. Vlei Lodge is situated along the edge of the rare sand forest, integrating into the surrounding bush. This charming lodge comprises 6 thatched suites decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles, with hints of a Balinese influence. Each of the suite features a luxurious ensuite bathroom, private plunge pool and game viewing deck which overlooks a grassy meadow where one can observe herds of grazing antelope and zebra.

Delicious and innovative cuisine is served on the expansive outdoor decks or in a beautiful and remote bush setting, creating lifelong memories.

How to get to Phinda Vlei Lodge

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.

Activities at Phinda Vlei Lodge

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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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Phinda Vlei Lodge

All South Africa Itineraries
Waterfront Village

Cape Town, Durban and Mozambique Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $7,210 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Cape Town, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve
The Oyster Box New view pool

Umhlanga Beach and Phinda Safari Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $3,360 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Vlei Lodge Game drive

The Best of Phinda Private Game Reserve

Days
8
Cost Per Person
From $3,750 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Waterfront Village

Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal and Mauritius Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $5,240 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve