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
Capture fiery sunsets from the game viewing deck suspended over South
Africa’s bushveld, or relax in your private sitting room while
observing an abundance of bird life in the trees surrounding this safari
lodge and animals in the valley below.
Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served to you in the
dining area under hand-wrought chandeliers, on the Lodge's exclusive
deck or enjoyed in the privacy of your suite. Phinda is renowned for
excellent cuisine served in adventurous bush clearings under the African
Fauna and Flora
Phinda Private Game Reserve is home to an incredible diversity of mammals.
Predators like cheetah, leopard and lion are tracked on a daily basis
and visitors stand extremely good chances of seeing them. The territorial
white rhino favour waterhole's and wallows. Herds of elephant and buffalo
move throughout the reserve and are easily spotted
An impressive 378 species are recorded. Rudd’s apalis, Neergaard’s
sunbird and pink-throated twinspot are endemic to the Maputaland region.
Lemon-breasted canary, southern banded snake-eagle and grey waxbill are
characteristic of the coastal plain. Among resident birds in the Sand
Forest are Narina trogon, African broadbill and square-tailed drongo.
Little can compare to Phinda’s exciting
range of safari activities. Apart from the twice-daily game-drives, nature
walks, riverboat cruises and canoe trips along the Mzinene River (available
at no additional cost), Phinda not only offers thrilling Indian Ocean
adventures from scuba diving and deep-sea fishing to spectacular air
safaris, but also many bush activities.
Enjoy exceptional Big Five game viewing in open 4x4 safari vehicles with
experienced rangers and Zulu trackers.
Interpretive Bush Walks
Learn more about the traditional uses and the legends surrounding indigenous
trees and shrubs, as well as how to identify tracks and see rare birds
on walks led by armed rangers and trackers.
Mzinene River Canoeing (weather permitting,
and depending on water levels)
Catch sight of some of Phinda’s incredible bird life while paddling
along the river - flanked by lush riverine forest with huge fever and
sycamore fig trees – in a sturdy canoe.
Mzinene Riverboat Cruise (weather
permitting, and depending on water levels)
Watch a magnificent sunrise or sunset while enjoying a leisurely cruise
along the Mzinene River in Phinda’s riverboat. See some of the
200 or more waterbirds, as well as crocodiles and hippos lazing about.
White Rhino Tracking
Set off with your professional armed ranger and tracker in a 4x4 safari
vehicle, searching for fresh signs of white rhino activity. When tracks
are found, experience the quiet thrill of tracking white rhino on foot.
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