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.
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.
- Set in a private reserve, enjoy exclusive off-road Big 5 game viewing
- Specialist walking and tracking safaris and infrared Night Eye drives
- Only six glamorous, yet quirky suites clinging to steep cliff
- Rooftop terrace dining beneath the stars
At a glance
- 6 Suites
- 12 years +
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"Ask your ranger to take you to the top of Leopard Rock to watch the sunrise. Ascend to the peak of Ntabankosi Mountain, the Mountain of the King, and admire the gorgeous colors splashed across the sky."
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.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Take a journey through Phinda Rock Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to South Africa
Dan and I were extremely impressed with Mahlatini, when we decided to travel to South Africa we had no idea what to expect. Natasha was kind, informative, and well organized. She helped us make our dream honeymoon a reality. Everything went smoothly, from the transport services to the accommodation…Read full review
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The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review
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Mind blowing, relaxing, and just perfection. After all the craziness of 2020, this trip really took our breaths away and was exactly what we looking for and more.Read full review