andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is unique as in the same day you can see Sea Turtles nesting and Lion kill on the same day there are very few places in the world where this is possible.
Six award-winning, exclusive lodges can be found within Phinda Reserve, offering you a truly unique experience.
The andBeyond Lodges in Phinda Private Game Reserve are in seven varied habitats including woodland areas, grassland, wetland, forests, mountain ranges, rivers, and marshlands.
The Phinda lodges are managed by &Beyond who provide excellent levels of service while giving back to nature.
Phinda reserve offers one of South Africa's premier game viewing experiences with cheetah, lion, leopard, elephant, cape buffalo, endangered black rhino and more than 403 bird species residing in reserve.
Game drives are offered through the reserve on a twice-daily basis while thrilling walking safaris are also an option for guests to Phinda Game Reserve.
Phinda has seven distinct natural environments being on the coastal plain with an excess of amazing and unique fauna and flora.
Phinda has safari animals such as Lion, Leopard, elephant, Black & White Rhino and Cape Buffalo and over 385 bird species while the marine variety of the nearby seashore is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef.
&beyond lodges would be Phinda Vlei, Phinda Rock, Phinda Zuka and Phinda Homestead with four spacious suites at The home can accommodate eight guests and feature unique sliding panel windows framing the beautiful views, and infuse a contemporary Zulu vernacular.
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Phinda Private Game Reserve is the perfect honeymoon destination, with luxury, romance and great game viewing all being the order of the day. Phinda has 4 luxurious lodges to choose from, and when staying 2 nights or more, the groom pays full rate, and the bride only pays 50% of the accommodation rate for the whole stay.
Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage.
The private Phinda Private Game Reserve nestles in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. The most popular lodges on the reserve Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge and Vlei Lodge. Phinda is in the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which is a World Heritage Site, the 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 of the nearby coast is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Stay 3 nights or more at your choice of &Beyond Phinda’s Zuka, Mountain, Forest, Rock or Vlei lodge within the reserve and we’ll credit you R2 500 per flight leg (until 10 January 2020) / R2 750.00 per flight leg (from 11 January 2020) towards any Airlink flight,(Johannesburg, Cape Town, Vilancuos, Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park) to and from the reserve.
The rebate per person per way is only applicable on SA Airlink flights which route through Skukuza or Nelspruit to Phinda
Alternatively we will include return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda (Phinda - Durban: 09h00 / Durban - Phinda: 11h30).
Offer only valid for full-paying adult guests.
Packages excl fuel surcharge and airport taxes.
It’s not every day that the opportunity of ‘first-time’ travel experiences comes around, let alone extraordinary first-time experiences, but we are talking about &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve – a destination celebrated as our starting point and a touchstone for inspired conservation and community initiatives.
You could be some of the first to discover:
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on the planet. Participate in our one-of-its-kind Pangolin conservation experience, and support us in this groundbreaking initiative to re-establish Temminck’s ground pangolin in a region where they have gone locally extinct.
Your Pangolin conservation experience
Intensive monitoring, using VHF and GSM/UHF tracking tags, is a core element of this project. Travel with our specialist conservation team as they locate the animal, replace the GSM/UHF tag, do general health checks, and gather crucial data. You’ll be with them as they locate the pangolin and set about the replacement of the tag. During this procedure, the team will also conduct a general health check, take body measurements and gather other research data: a precious opportunity for you to observe the unique features and adaptations of the pangolin at a close distance. The pangolin will then be released, and, provided it is relaxed with our presence, you’ll be able to follow it, and observe its behaviour and feeding. Your experience will take place in the afternoon or evening in winter, or at night in summer.
*Please note that pre-booking is essential, as tags are replaced at specific intervals on predetermined dates.
Your Night Eye Experience
You’re on a safari night drive. The sun has set and the darkness around you is alive with night calls. There’s an impala call. Something is on the hunt…
How amazing would it be if you could see in the dark and watch everything play out, completely naturally, right in front of you, without intruding in any way? Well, now you can.
This experience includes a dedicated vehicle, guide, tracker and specialist cameraman. The vehicle will be set up with three screen monitors so that everyone has a clear view of the action: one will be mounted on the dashboard for those in the first row of seats, with the others for guests in the second and third rows. High definition infrared cameras are used, providing not only excellent visuals on your drive, but also high-quality video footage of your night-eye experience for you to take home, as a memento of your safari.
Additional options from the Night Eye crew:
Add this to your tour: Only available as part of a planned stay at Phinda Private Game Reserve. Please contact our reservations team for more information and prices.