Phinda Private Game Reserve Safaris

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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.

With a Phinda Private Game Reserve safari take in incredible leopard sightings Suite Rhino - Game drive

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.

Phinda Private Game Reserve Highlights

  • Spectacular Big 5 game viewing led by experienced guides
  • Track rare black rhino on foot
  • Stay in a range of luxurious properties
  • Experience incredible coral reef diving nearby

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Selected Phinda Private Game Reserve Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Phinda Private Game Reserve

All South Africa Itineraries
Kosi bay mouth

Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $14,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast
Waterfront Village

Cape Town, Durban and Mozambique Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $7,210 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Cape Town, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route

Self Drive South Africa and Mozambique Safari and Beach Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $6,160 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Waterfront Village

Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal and Mauritius Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $5,240 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve Accommmodation

All South Africa accommodations
  • Phinda Vlei Lodge
    Pool at night

    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.

  • Phinda Forest Lodge
    Suite exterior

    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.

  • Phinda Homestead
    Phinda The Homestead exterior view

    Unashamedly exclusive-use villa situated on the incredible Phinda Game Reserve.

  • Phinda Mountain Lodge
    Guest area

    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.

  • Phinda Rock Lodge
    Suite

    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.

  • Phinda Zuka Lodge
    Suite

    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.