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
Phinda is home to 6 magnificent luxury lodges including Zuka Lodge which sits in the west of the reserve bordered by lush green valleys and densely wooded hills studded with aloes. This intimate lodge has just 4 thatched Zululand bush cottages, ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris. The lodge can be booked as an exclusive use lodge or for individual room bookings. The cottages boast luxurious bathrooms complete with circular bath chamber and double shower and they also look out onto a busy waterhole.
The general guest areas include an interactive cafe-style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining areas, an intimate library with internet access and a swimming pool with an extended wooden deck overlooking the surrounding wilderness.
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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