A verdant, green reserve, Phinda is a private oasis of wilderness that boasts only a small handful of lodges sharing a vast 23,000 hectares. From these exclusive properties you can expect a luxury ensemble of contemporary design, modern amenities and safari chic, tucked away into the bushveld and waiting to be discovered. Indulge in pools with a view, sprawling king size beds and exhilarating activities led by highly trained guides.
Set off on game drives through the reserve, taking in Phinda's spectacular wildlife along the way. The reserve is home to lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo, Africa's Big 5, but also plays host to a wide variety of other species. Sightings of cheetah and black rhino are strong, the latter of which you can actually track on foot. Birders will also find Phinda a welcome haven with over 400 different species found in the reserve.
To add a further layer to a Phinda Private Game Reserve safari travel to nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast; here you can indulge in some turtle watching when in season or dive beneath the water's surface for spectacular coral reef diving.
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Phinda Vlei Lodge is set in the Phinda Game Reserve, which covers a vast 23,000 hectares of land encompassing seven unique ecosystems, watch out for black rhino, cheetahs and dolphins.
Located in the 23,000 hectare Phinda Game Reserve, Forest Lodge is a unique property surrounded by a dry sand forest. Explore the beauty of the reserve from luxury accommodation designed in Zulu Zen style.
Unashamedly exclusive-use villa situated on the incredible Phinda Game Reserve.
Set in Phinda Game Reserve's 23,000 hectares, Phinda Mountain Lodge is dramatically set on a mountain crest, with phenomenal views and luxury accommodation.
Part of the celebrated Phinda Game Reserve, explore 23,000 hectares of wilderness on Big 5 safaris and retire at night to one of Rock Lodge's 6 luxurious suites.
Experience Phinda Game Reserve's Zuka Lodge, with traditionally thatched cottages overlooking a waterhole. Explore the 23,000 hectare reserve to take in the Big 5 and spectacular birding.
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