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Phinda Rock Lodge

Discover 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.

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Expert View

  • 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
  • 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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INSIDER TIP

"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."

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ACTIVITIES

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.

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  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
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