Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle, amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds. The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley.
When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you’ll need a second look to realise you haven’t arrived at a Mexican hacienda. While the rugged adobe-style building wouldn’t be out of place in a desert pueblo, the lush bushveld vegetation and the wildlife dotted on the surrounding slopes leave you in no doubt that you’re in the middle of Africa.
With only six suites carved into the rocky hillside, you’ll feel you’re part of an elite tribe of rock dwellers suspended in a cosy hideout that offers complete seclusion from the world below.
Elevated over the valley below, the cliff-top suites provide an intimate, cosy space in a dramatic setting with an eagle’s eye view of the reserve. Snuggled high above the surrounding panorama, your closest neighbour is likely to be an inquisitive spotted genet paying you a friendly visit on the dining deck.
Daytime temperatures above 35˚C / 95˚F
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.
View the Big Five 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.
The days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to spoil you with the romance of Africa.
True African hospitality lies at the core of &Beyond's lodges and camps throughout the continent.
&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle, amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds.