Phinda Private Game Reserve Zululand & St Lucia Wetland
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Lodge Type: Beach, Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure, Game Lodge
No. of Rooms: 62
Guest Reviews:2 Reviews
Phinda Game Reserve
Greater St Lucia Wetland
The exclusive Phinda Private Game Reserve nestles in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. Located between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which is a World Heritage Site, the Phinda Private Game Reserve comprises 14 000 hectares of prime conservation land.
Seven distinct habitats are home to an abundance of amazing and unique wildlife including Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and over 380 bird species, while the marine diversity off the nearby coast is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Accommodation at the Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
The game lodges at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal offer sophistication and style in the African bush.
Phinda Forest Lodge:
The luxurious 16 air-conditioned glass suites at the Phinda Forest Lodge are built on stilts and appear to float between the rare Sand Forest floor and the towering torchwood trees. These exclusive suites at the Phinda Private Game Reserve have been built in a certain way to ensure absolute privacy. The bathrooms at the Phinda Forest Lodge feature twin hand basins, bath, separate shower and separate w.c. The suites offer a personal bar on their private veranda.
Phinda Mountain Lodge:
The Phinda Mountain Lodge features 25 air conditioned luxurious suites each of which provides an ensuite bathroom comprising bath, shower, separate w.c. and twin hand basins. All suites offer a sitting area, personal bar and private veranda complete with plunge pool and romantic al fresco shower. The 25 suites at the Phinda Mountain Lodge include 3 suites with a fold-out sleeper sofa in each to accomodate a triple. A family suite with four bedrooms and a shared sitting area is also available for guests.
Phinda Vlei Lodge:
At the Phinda Vlei Lodge, one can find six stilted glass and thatch suites in the rare Sand Forest. Each suite at the Phinda Vlei Lodge provides an ensuite bathroom with twin hand basins, bath, separate shower and separate w.c. A personal bar and private plunge pools are also available in the suites of the Phinda Vlei Lodge.
Phinda Rock Lodge:
Six exceptional suites which are perched on the side of a rocky cliff are located at the Phinda Rock Lodge. Each suite at the Phinda Rock Lodge features a spacious bedroom with bath, shower, twin hand basins and separate w.c.
The suites provide their own private sitting area, personal bar, plunge pool and deck from where magnificent views of the spectacular Leopard Rock and the valley below can be admired.
Phinda Zuka Lodge:
The beautiful Phinda Zuka Lodge is a sole-use villa for groups of up to eight guests. This lodge at the Phinda Private Game Reserve features only four thatched Zululand bush cottages which are situated 15 metres apart from each other, featuring verandas overlooking a busy waterhole.
Sitting areas at the suites offer comfortable built-in sofas which double as beds for parents travelling with children 5 years and younger. The spacious air-conditioned bedrooms at the Phinda Zuka Lodge provide fans and ensuite bathrooms, with a circular stone bath chamber, shower, separate w.c and twin hand basins.
The Homestead at Phinda:
The Homestead at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is an exclusive, sole-use villa which is ideal for families and small groups. The four spacious suites at The Homestead accommodate eight guests and feature unique sliding panel windows framing the beautiful views, and infuse a contemporary Zulu vernacular on the ambience. Ensuite bathrooms with separate w.c.’s, twin hand basins, baths, indoor and outdoor showers are featured in this luxurious villa.
Activities at the Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
Guests at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa have the opportunity to enjoy exciting game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by experienced rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as thrilling optional activities on the water, in the air and on the beach.
- Twice daily game drives
- Interpretive bush walks
- Mzinene River canoeing
- Beach adventure / scuba safaris
- Swim with whale sharks
- Whale watching at Sodwana Bay
- Indian ocean scuba safaris
- Tracking safari
- Birding at Phinda
- Private family safari
- Walking safari at Phinda
- Black rhino tracking adventure
- Horse riding along the shore of False Bay
- Turtle nesting adventure
- Zulu village tour
- Endangered wild cats project
The Family Suite at the Phinda Mountain Lodge is very spacious providing an ideal safari accommodation option for guests travelling with children. The two bedrooms are divided by the welcoming lounge.
Phinda Mountain Lodge Family Suite features:
- childrens rooms
- outside showers.
The Phinda Private Game Reserve provides 16 spacious Forest Lodge Suites. The suites are an elegant and graceful combination of glass, fabrics and woods. The Forest Suites offer beautiful bathrooms and private viewing decks from which guests can enjoy spectacular game viewing.
Forest Suite features:
- en-suite bathrooms
The Rock Lodge Suites at Phinda offer guests the most spectacular views of the valley. Situated on the top of a rocky hillside, staying in one of these suites make guests feel as if they are on the clouds above. These suites provide guests with a romantic and private setting.
Rock Lodge Suite features:
- en-suite bathroom
- private plunge pool
- viewing deck
- private seating areas.
The thatched Vlei Lodge Suites at Phinda are filled with welcoming charm and character. Each suite, which has been decorated in an African style, is tucked away in the African bush to ensure guests enjoy the utmost of privacy and seclusion.
Vlei Lodge Suites:
- en-suite bathrooms
- dressing room
- private plunge pool
- game viewing deck.
The Phinda Zuka Lodge is an exclusive use villa which is ideal for groups of up to eight guests. The Zuka Lodge at the Phinda Private Game Reserve offers four thatched Zululand bush cottages which are located about 15 metres apart from each other.
The lounge areas offer comfortable sofas which can be used as beds for smaller children. The air-conditioned bedrooms at the Phinda Zuka Lodge also provide fans and en-suite bathrooms, a stone bath, shower, toilet and twin hand basins.
The Phinda Zuka Lodge is a sole-use villa for groups of up to eight guests. The Zuka Lodge at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa features only four thatched Zululand bush cottages which are located 15 metres apart from each other, providing terraces overlooking a waterhole where animals come to quench their thirst.
Sitting areas offer comfortable built-in sofas which double as beds for parents traveling with children of five years and younger. The spacious air-conditioned bedrooms at the Phinda Zuka Lodge provide fans and en suite bathrooms, with a circular stone bath chamber, shower, separate bathroom and twin hand basins.
The Homestead at the Phinda Private Game Reserve is an exclusive, sole-use villa which is suitable for families and small groups. The four spacious and luxurious suites at The Homestead accommodate eight guests and feature unique sliding panel windows framing the beautiful views. Ensuite bathrooms with separate bathrooms, twin hand basins, baths, indoor and outdoor showers are featured in this luxurious villa at Phinda.
Dining at each of the fine game lodges at the Phinda Private Game Reserve is a unique and delicious experience. Meals are served on open air dining decks from where scenic views and even wildlife grazing on the open plain in the distance can be observed.
In the evenings, warm firelight welcomes guests to the boma, where a sumptuous dinner is served under the clear star studded sky of Africa.
Address: Phinda Game Reserve, Greater St Lucia Wetland, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Twice a day exciting game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, nature walks and excellent birding are offered at the exclusive Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The Phinda Private Game Reserve is a fantastic 'Big Five' safari destination in South Africa offering excellent cheetah, white and black rhino, elephant, nyala and lion viewing.
Guests staying at the game rich Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have the unique opportunity to to explore the amazing nature on specialist safaris.
- 7 Wonders in 7 Days
- Birding at Phinda
- Bush Skills Academy at Phinda
- Leopard Research at Phinda
- Photographic Safaris at Phinda
- Rhino Capture and Research at Phinda
- Tracking at Phinda
- Walking Safaris at Phinda.
Conferences / Events
The conference venue at the Phinda Mountain Lodge in South Africa can accommodate up to 30 guests.
- 24 hour reception service
- Airport transfers
- Concierge services
- Game drive safaris
- Internet connection
- Laundry services
- Massage treatments
- Room service
- Secure parking
- Tours & Transfers on Request
- Wake-up call
- Walking safaris
The Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa is located in a low-risk malaria area.
Seven distinctly different habitats can be found at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa. The Phinda Private Game Reserve is a 'Big Five' safari destination offering excellent cheetah, white and black rhino, elephant, nyala and lion viewing.
For the bird watching enthusiasts, diverse birdlife with approximately 400 different species can be found in this region of South Africa. The rare dry sand forest is home to the shy suni and red duiker.
Children are welcome at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Children 5 years and younger cannot participate in the regular game drives. Babysitting can be booked at an additional cost upon request.
Children aged 6 to 11 are accommodated on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. No more than 3 triples and 1 quad at any one time. This magnificent game lodge in South Africa is highly recommended for families.
Phinda Private Game Reserve Specials & Packages
I enjoyed the beautiful views at Phinda, the food was great and I enjoyed relaxing in the lounge by the fireplace.
Phinda is a stunning lodge, I enjoyed the game drives and viewing all the amazing and unique wildlife.