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About Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Game Reserve is located in Zululand on the North east Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and encompasses 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of protected wildlife affording you the luxury of experiencing some of Africa's greatest wildlife viewing experiences.
Often called 'Seven Worlds of Wonder' due to the 7 different habitats. It is also located close to the Indian Ocean so if you get there in the right season you can add Whales' to your Big 5 experience to make it the Big 6! If you are a scuba diver, ask us to add a dive or 2 to your package and experience the unspoilt reefs of this part of the Indian Ocean and enjoy a perfect Bush and Beach Adventure

The Lodges here are well known for their 5 star accommodation and exclusivity. Phinda Game Reserve features 'The big 5' as well as luxury lodges. The lodges are decorated in different themes and styles and are located in different parts of the Reserve. Lodges include Phinda Forest Lodge, Phinda Mountain Lodge, Phinda Rock Lodge, Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Zuka Lodge and Phinda Homestead
Guests at Phinda experience unforgettable interpretive game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers
Phinda is home to six magnificent lodges, each with its own individual charm and character: Mountain Lodge, Rock Lodge, Forest Lodge, Vlei Lodge, Zuka Lodge

Flights into Phinda and connecting flights to Phinda

Phinda Now connected by flights to the Lowveld lodges via Kruger (KMIA) from the 1st January 2017.
Connect between the game reserves of Madikwe, Phinda, Sabi Sand and Greater Kruger with one seamless service.
Seamless connections to scheduled Cape Town, Livingstone and Vilanculos flights ex-KMIA.
Child and infant fares applicable on all Phinda Shuttle flights.
Departure time ex-Johannesburg have been moved to later in the day, so almost all inbound international arrivals into O.R.Tambo International (ORTIA) can be accommodated
Passengers arriving from Cape Town can now depart the Mother City later in the morning, making it ideal for leisure travellers.
For advice on flights into Phinda and booking Game Lodges with connecting flights please feel free to speak to one of our travel professionals on +27 (0)31 572 4042 or contact us with your requirements

Phinda Game Lodges

Phinda Forest Lodge  

Phinda Forest Lodge

Set deep in the heart of a rare Dry Sand Forest, the Lodge comprises 16 private stilted suites, a sparkling rim-flow swimming pool, luxurious dining and sitting areas, and an expansive viewing deck with panoramic views of the game-filled plains.

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Phinda Mountain Lodge  

Phinda Mountain Lodge

With wrap-around views of the spectacular Ubombo Mountains and the South African bushveld below, Phinda Mountain Lodge is set apart from other safari lodges due to its dramatic location. Paved pathways lead down the mountainside from the main guest areas to the spacious suites – a subtly executed blend of avant-garde and ethnic design.

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Phinda Rock Lodge  

Phinda Rock Lodge

Set into a cliff-face overlooking the beautiful Leopard Rock, this safari lodge is an absolute delight. Its intimate suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breathtaking view. Capture fiery sunsets from the game viewing deck suspended over South Africa’s bushveld.

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Phinda Vlei Lodge  

Phinda Vlei Lodge

Watch the drama of South Africa’s wilderness unfold while relaxing in your private plunge pool. Each suite – decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles with hints of Balinese influences – overlooks the grassy vlei, where you’re likely to see a dazzling variety of wildlife including herds of zebra and grazing antelope. The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, a mixture of understated sophistication and sheer luxury.

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Phinda Zuka Lodge

Meaning sixpence in Zulu, Zuka Lodge offers guests a new experience of Phinda’s pristine wilderness. The Lodge’s four intimate cottages are set 15 metres (50 feet) apart, featuring verandas overlooking a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen. Sitting areas feature built-in sofas which double as beds for parents traveling with children 5 years and younger.

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Bush Break Specials

Phinda Forest Lodge or Mountain lodge
Due to the drought being experienced in northern KZN, Phinda have disconinued their Bushbreak specials for the forseeable future.

Special Rates for Phinda Incl

Phinda Forest Lodge: R 6 180 pp sharing
Phinda Mountain Lodge: R 6 180 pp sharing
Phinda Mountain Lodge: Family Suite: R37 125.00 per suite
Phinda Zuka Lodge: R 7 230 pp sharing
Phinda Rock Lodge: R 7 230 pp sharing
Phinda Vlei Lodge: R 7 230 pp sharing
Phinda Homestead: R 57 230 per villa per night

Game Lodge Specials

Thanda Tented Camp

R 2 999 pps per night
Valid to: 20 Dec 2017

includes: 5 Star Accommodation, All Meals, Local drinks at meals times
and 2 game drives daily.

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Clifftop Lodge: Welgevonden

R 2 250 pps:
Valid: April 2017 Midweek

includes: 5 Star Accommodation, All Meals,
and 2 game drives daily.

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4 nts Berg and Bush: KZN

R 5 910 pps:
Valid: to 25 April 2017

2 nights Springbok Lodge in Nambiti
2 nights The Cavern Drakensberg
includes: Meals, Accommodation, and 2 game drives.

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Clifftop Exclusive Hideaway - Welgevonden

Book within 7 Day Rate: R 2 470pp Sharing

includes: All Meals and Selected Beverages
Valid: to 14 Dec 2017
Accommodation, meals & local beverages, game drives

Amakhosi Safari Lodge: KZN

R 2 450 pps:
Valid: to 30 September 2017

includes: All Meals and Accommodation in a River Suite
2 game drives daily, Min 2 nights

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Rhino River Lodge | Northern KZN

R1 730 per person sharing per night
Includes: 3 meals , 2 game drives daily with snack
Valid: to 30 June 2017. 2 nt min stay
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Kwa Maritane | Bakubung
from: R 2 060 per person sharing/ night
includes 1 game drive, Breakfast and Dinner
Valid: 25-29 April 2017
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Mkuze Falls Safari Lodge | last Minute Rates!

7 Day lead time special
R1 765 per person sharing per night
Includes: 3 meals , 2 game drives and Afternoon High Tea
Valid: to 30 Nov 2017. 2 nt min stay
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Thandeka Game Lodge - Waterberg, Limpopo

Within 7 days: R 1 518 pps per night
Normal rate: R2 162 pps per night
Min 2nt Stay, 2 people sharing
You save: R644 p/night
Valid: 30 March 2017
Accommodation, meals, game activities

Black Rhino - Pilanesberg Game Reserve

All Meals and 2 Game Drives included
2 hour drive from Joburg
Valid: To 14 Dec 2017 : R 2 300 pps/ night
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Impodimo Game Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve

R 3 235 pp sharing per night
7 Day Lead time
All Meals and Game Drives included
Valid to: 30 April 2017
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