Discover Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28 555 hectares (70 560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, Phinda is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 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.

With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares (2471 acres) of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.

Phinda is home to six magnificent luxury safari lodges

Partner properties in Phinda

Homestead Villa

Homestead Villa

In this exclusive sole-use safari villa, the beauty of Africa’s wide open spaces is drawn indoors. Large sliding doors in four luxurious suites let in breathtaking vistas of the vast landscape below. Personal touches and the warmth of The Homestead’s dedicated staff, including private services throughout.

Mountain Lodge

Mountain Lodge

Perched on a dramatic hill top with wraparound views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range, and the surrounding Zululand bush, &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is a dramatic safari destination. Boasting 16 suites, three family cottages and the exclusive family suite.

Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge

Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the award-winning andBeyond Forest Lodge fuses architecture and conservation. An exquisite contradiction, floor-to-ceiling glass walls invite the forest inside, while the dense tree canopy shelters and provides privacy. 

Zuka Lodge

Zuka Lodge

The charming cottages cluster around a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourished. Each cottage boasts a luxurious ensuite bathroom, complete with a circular bath chamber, double showers. Wooden decks overlooking the surrounding wilderness. 

Vlei Lodge

Vlei Lodge

Each suite, which features a luxurious ensuite bathroom, dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck, overlooks a grassy meadow where guests can observe herds of grazing antelope and zebra, as well as a variety of birdlife. The atmosphere is exclusive and personal.

Rock Lodge

Rock Lodge

Its six suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breathtaking views. Each romantic suite, constructed from contoured stone and adobe, boasts solid wooden shutters, opening onto a private plunge pool and viewing deck each with spacious bathrooms.