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Phinda Homestead

Discover Phinda Homestead

Incredibly stylish and refreshingly simple, Phinda Homestead is a home away from home, within the most opulent of settings. Perfectly suited for families or groups traveling together, a full complement of staff is on hand to cater to your every need. The villa can sleep up to 8 people max and we find it works best for families. The decor is warm and inviting, and whilst luxuriously stylish, is still sure to appeal to all generations of your family. Large windows give a sense of space, beds are positioned so that you wake facing the reserve beyond each morning. you'll also have a private pool and private gym.

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.

With a dedicated ranger and tracker, as well as a private vehicle for your family, you can set your own safari times. Your personal chef and butler, work from an interactive kitchen so if you prefer to get involved with meals they are more than happy for you to do so! All requests can be met and catered for and dining can be taken in the dining room, the outdoor boma or even on location in the bush. Days will be filled with thrilling wildlife encounters and evenings with countless tales of the day, sumptuous meals and incredible memories.

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Expert View

  • Expert rangers and Zulu trackers lead Big 5 game drives in open vehicles
  • Walking safaris, night drives and conservation activities
  • Contemporary bush farmhouse, it's an elegant and homely villa
  • Perfect for families - children will experience bushcraft activities

At a glance

  • 4-Bedroom Sole-Use Villa
  • 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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"Why not design your own dinner party? The chef will gladly whip up your favorites or, if you're feeling creative, jump in and the chef will teach you some African recipes."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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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.

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Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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