&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 Mountain Lodge

Whether you’re on honeymoon or travelling with a private group, Phinda Mountain Lodge is a Big Five safari destination that will steal your heart with its spacious private suites, some of the best views in the world and access to a selection of unique adventure safaris.

Poised majestically on the crest of a mountain, andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge commands dramatic vistas over the surrounding landscape. Balanced between soaring views of the scenery below and the endless blue of the African sky above, each suite opens onto a breathtaking panorama.

With glamorous guest areas and spellbinding views, this bold and stylish lodge will truly make you feel on top of the world. Magnificent guest viewing decks and private verandas attached to each suite ensure that there’s no shortage of spectacular locations to drink in the natural luxury of the sensational setting.

Guests are greeted with bright smiles and warm welcomes from the lodge’s gracious staff. A warm and friendly welcome awaits families with children at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge, with two family suites providing interleading rooms with an optional additional bed in each.

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About the Lodge

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Why Visit

  • Day and night game drives, walking safaris, river cruises and canoeing on the Mzinene River
  • Phinda Adventures – Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives, scuba safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, visits to endangered wild cats project, swimming with whale sharks, whale watching
  • Specialist Safaris – birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking, walking, family and private safaris
  • Amazing views of the reserve
  • Ideal for families - childrens program and playroom
  • Seven habitats allow for much greater diversity in species and landscapes
  • Wildlife includes cheetah, black rhino and nyala
  • Variety of adventures available
  • 23 000 hectare (56 800 acre) private game reserve with limited number of vehicles

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 ChildrenYes, this lodge is ideal for families. See our Family Travel page.
  • Guest SafetyThe lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
  • Lodge AmenitiesPrivate plunge pools, outdoor showers, 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)
  • Capacity25 Rooms, 50 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
  • Endangered Wild Cats Project
  • Indian Ocean Scuba Safaris
  • Scuba Refresher

Learn More about Phinda Mountain 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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    Whether you’re on honeymoon or travelling with a private group, Phinda Mountain Lodge is a Big Five safari destination that will steal your heart.

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