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Phinda Private Game Reserve
KwaZulu-Natal

&Beyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserve in Zululand offers unparalleled game viewing. Lion, elephant, cheetah and both black and white rhino are amongst the residents of this 23,000 ha reserve which boasts seven distinct habitats.

Accommodation is a selection of contrasting lodges spread across the reserve. Phinda Forest Lodge situated in the tranquil Sand Forest is carefully structured within the very sensitive surroundings; this 16-bed glass-sided lodge is seemingly part of the forest.  Stylish interiors and a swimming pool lend a luxurious feel. Phinda Mountain Lodge boasts a spectacular view of the surrounding bushveld and distant Ubombo Mountains. Twenty-five sumptuous suites each have a private sitting area, veranda with plunge pool and an outdoor shower. The intimate 12-guest capacity Phinda Rock Lodge, based in the south western area of Phinda, is built on the side of a hill with expansive views and has an earthy, ethnic feel - eco-luxury at its most alluring. The Homestead is an exclusive-use villa for up to eight guests complete with own dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef, as well as an open Land Rover safari vehicle. The Homestead is ideal for family celebrations and special occasion safaris. Phinda Vlei Lodge is built on the edge of a large open ‘vlei’/grassland area and the rare dry Sand Forest biome which runs through Phinda Game Reserve. The thatched lodges cater for a maximum of 12 guests – a stylish and secluded choice. Zuka Main Lodge is safari living on an indulgent scale, with an interactive kitchen, chef and a butler. There is a library with internet access and TV, deck with swimming pool and even a private watering hole for exclusive wildlife viewing. 

The reserve is reachable by plane at Phinda Airfield or a three-hour drive from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg. 

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