&Beyond Phinda Homestead

An exclusive-use villa on a private big five reserve with a private ranger, host, butler and chef

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    Location

    Private Game Reserve encompasses 28 555 hectares of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal; Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Phinda's private airstrip

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    Accommodation

    4 bedroom air-conditioned safari villa, sole-use for groups or families;

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    Amenities

    Dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler & chef; rim-flow swimming pool; WI-FI throughout villa; complimentary laundry

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    Wellness

    State of the art exercise room; In-room massage treatments

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    Family

    Children of all ages welcome; Extra Child room with bunks available; WILDChild programme; Completely customisable daily schedule

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    Safari Experiences

    Twice-daily game drives; Bush walks; Zulu village tours; Night turtle drives (seasonal); Scuba and Ocean Safaris; Black rhino tracking on foot; Excellent sightings including cheetah, black and white rhino, lion, nyala, and Participative conservation experiences.

The spirit of &Beyond Phinda Homestead

Tucked into the edge of a dappled forest, in the north of the reserve, &Beyond Phinda Homestead is a gracious sole-use safari villa. Blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings, blurring the boundaries between the guest and the bush, the lodge’s living areas consist of open spaces, flat-roofed walkways, and shaded areas opening out onto sun decks and a sparkling swimming pool.

Designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, &Beyond Phinda Homestead is both elegant and homely. Inspired by the breathtaking landscape and the local Zulu culture, shaded, flat-roofed walkways flow into open decks, while basketwork, pottery, carpets and textiles are celebrated interior elements. Quirky design touches, like the pineapple motifs, pay homage to the history of the land, before being reclaimed and transformed into a renowned Big Five game reserve.

Private bedrooms and spacious bathrooms blend seamlessly into cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. An interactive kitchen brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. This much-loved lodge comes with a dedicated ranger and tracker team, as well as a private safari vehicle. Game drives times, as well as meals, are tailored completely to the guests’ preference to create a fully personalised safari.

Why we love it

  • Sole-use safari villa for families or groups
  • Private open 4×4 safari vehicle with a dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef
  • Private fitness room, including state-of-the-art exercise equipment
  • Extra children’s room available with 2 bunk beds, accommodating an extra four kids
  • Completely customisable daily schedule
  • Day and night game drives, walking safaris
  • Phinda Adventures available – Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, an ocean safari, and black rhino tracking on foot
  • Wildlife includes Big Five plus cheetah, black rhino and nyala

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