&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.

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&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge

They say that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and that is certainly true at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge! 

Our designers have created a calming atmosphere of Zulu Zen. And there’s no need to worry about the privacy of your retreat - in spite of the floor to ceiling glass walls, the towering torchwood trees and fertile forest floor that surround your suite ensure a sense of seclusion.

Set in rare and beautiful sand forest, the glass walls of &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge offer a sweeping view of one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge is one of the world’s first eco-designed luxury lodges. Floor to ceiling windows invite the forest in but the dense canopy provides privacy.The dainty forms of dwarf forest antelope dart among and below the suites, raised on stilts to float between the sandy forest floor and the leafy canopy above. Waking up to rustling forest sounds and bird song, surrounded by delicate leaf-filtered light, a pervading sense of peace and calm will set the tone for your entire day."

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About the Lodge

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Why Visit

  • Day and night game drives, walking safari and river cruises
  • Sensitively constructed in rare sand forest
  • Tiny duiker and suni antelope graze between and under the stilted glass suites
  • Contemporary Zulu Zen style; secluded bliss, tucked away from the rest of the world
  • Phinda Adventures – Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives, scuba safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, swimming with whale sharks, whale watching
  • Specialist Safaris – birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking, walking, family and private safaris

Climate

Summer (October-April)
Daytime temperatures above 35˚C / 95˚F

Winter (May-September)
Night-time temperature rarely drops below 10˚C / 50˚F

Lush and hot in summer, with many young animals. Winter thins out the vegetation and cools things down for the best game viewing.

Fast Facts

  • Best time to travelAll year round; best game viewing from March to end of September.
  • Recommended for ChildrenNo triple rooms available; children over 12 welcome
  • Guest SafetyThe lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
  • Lodge AmenitiesAir-conditioned glass suites, rim-flow swimming pool, ineractive kitchen, open-air dining
  • LanguagesAfrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, and Sepedi.
  • WildlifeCheetah, White & Black Rhino, Nyala Antelope, and more. Find out more about Wildlife.
  • CurrencySouth Afrian Rand (ZAR)
  • Capacity16 Rooms, 32 guests maximum

Recommended Itineraries

Activities

View the Big 5 by day and night. Track rhino and turtles, meet the Zulu, see seven habitats in a day and round it off on a golden beach.

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Activities Include

  • Family Safari at Phinda
  • Birding
  • A Night Under the Skies
  • Explore Maputaland
  • Maputa Beach Adventure
  • Turtle Nesting Adventure
  • Black Rhino Tracking on Foot
  • Rhino Notching
  • Swim with The Whale Sharks
  • Indian Ocean Scuba Safaris
  • Scuba Refresher
Learn More about Phinda Forest Lodge
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    The days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to spoil you with the romance of Africa.

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    True African hospitality lies at the core of &Beyond's lodges and camps throughout the continent.

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    They say that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and that is certainly true at andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge!

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