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Phinda Zuka Lodge

Discover Phinda Zuka 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 Zuka Lodge which sits in the west of the reserve bordered by lush green valleys and densely wooded hills studded with aloes. This intimate lodge has just 4 thatched Zululand bush cottages, ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris. The lodge can be booked as an exclusive use lodge or for individual room bookings. The cottages boast luxurious bathrooms complete with circular bath chamber and double shower and they also look out onto a busy waterhole.

The general guest areas include an interactive cafe-style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining areas, an intimate library with internet access and a swimming pool with an extended wooden deck overlooking the surrounding wilderness.

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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
  • Cool, coastal bush-style; embodying sophisticated simplicity
  • Exclusive hire includes own ranger, tracker, butler and chef

At a glance

  • 4 bedroom sole-use lodge
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Treat yourself to an ice-cold gin and tonic, whilst soaking up the views of a popular waterhole, from the lodge pool."

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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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