Phinda Vlei Lodge
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 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 the plantation-style. 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.
- Game drives in open vehicles, led by expert rangers and Zulu trackers
- Specialist walking safaris and infrared Night Eye drives
- Sugar-cane planation-style suite interiors
- Secluded, quiet and peaceful African bush experience
At a glance
- 6 Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"Don't be alarmed if you find your plunge pool visited by elephants that often come to quench their thirst."
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 Vlei Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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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%.
Family holiday to Tanzania
We absolutely loved this trip. The lodges were all fantastic and well located and our guide with Predators Safari Club always made us feel safe, cared-for and welcome. The experience of being on safari with so few other travelers was a once in a lifetime experience.Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Zimbabwe
Absolutely unforgettable and once in a lifetime trip! First class treatment the entire trip!! Every step of the way we were taken care of, it allowed us to be completely worry and hassle free, and just enjoy making incredible memories.Read full review
Adventure Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
Totally awesome trip. No trip will ever be as good.Read full review