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Phinda forest lodge swimming pool breakfast 2400

Phinda Forest Lodge

Discover Phinda Forest 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.

Phinda is home to 6 magnificent luxury lodges including the spectacular Forest Lodge which is set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest. The eco-sensitive structures of the lodge are inventively designed in Zulu Zen style. Each of the 16 minimalist suites has a viewing deck where guests can awake to the sight of graceful nyala and duiker outside the glass walls.

The lodge also offers a sparkling rim flow swimming pool to unwind in as well as sitting areas with expansive viewing decks affording panoramic views of the game-filled plains.

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Expert View

  • Spectacular glass houses, in a rare and beautiful sand forest
  • Specialist walking and tracking safaris and infrared Night Eye drives
  • Minimalist architectural design and interiors inspired by Zulu culture
  • One of the worlds first eco-designed luxury safari lodges

At a glance

  • 16 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"We highly recommend the sleep under the stars experience for one night of your stay. A romantic, magical setting within the bush with comfortable beds draped with mosquito nets, a blazing campfire and twinkling lanterns hanging from the trees."

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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
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  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
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