&Beyond Phinda Homestead

An exclusive-use villa, brimming with personal touches, for the world’s travel connoisseur

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Highlights

SAFARI GAME DRIVES

Day and night safaris. Big Five and iconic wildlife encounters

BUSH WALK ADVENTURE

Connect with the African bush

IMPACT EXPERIENCES

Assist our conservation team with pangolin, rhino and elephant monitoring

CULTURAL INTERACTION

Gain insight into the noble Zulu tribe

PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI

Take advantage of our fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle

Location

In Phinda Private Game Reserve

Access to our lodge:

Airlink offer daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

All flights route through either Nelspruit or Skukuza

Seven-hour drive from Johannesburg on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle

Three and a half-hour drive from Durban on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle

Private charters from anywhere in South Africa can be arranged to &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve’s airstrip

Accommodation

SPACIOUS SUITES

Four air-conditioned bedrooms, sole use villa

WELCOMING CHILD POLICY

Children of all ages are welcome

SPARKLING VILLA POOL

Rim-flow pool looking out onto beautiful views

WILDCHILD PROGRAMME

Fun, interactive activities to discover new experiences & cultures

CHILDMINDERS AVAILABLE

Caring, qualified staff members available to watch the little ones

Amenities

SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS

Complimentary use for the duration of your stay

WIFI AVAILABLE

Connect with the outside world

WELLNESS TREATMENTS

State-of-the-art exercise room, massage sala

Rates

VILLA

2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 115,000 Per villa per night (based on 8 guests)

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Welcome to Phinda Homestead

Tucked into the edge of a dappled forest in the north of Phinda Private Game Reserve, lies Phinda Homestead, a gracious sole-use safari villa, complete with a dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef.

Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28 555 hectares (70 560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, the reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species.

Blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings, and designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, Phinda Homestead is an elegant and homely sole-use villa, ideal for both families and small groups. Four private bedrooms and spacious bathrooms fuse harmoniously with the cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. An interactive kitchen brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. Game drive times, as well as meals, are tailored completely to the guests’ preference to create a fully personalised safari.

Choose from a range of exciting Phinda Adventures such as Specialist Walking and Tracking Safaris, a sleepout under the stars, an infrared Night Eye drive and other participative conservation experiences, such as rhino notching or pangolin tagging. Also on offer and within easy access of the reserve, are Zulu village tours, Africa Foundation community visits, a Maputaland exploration, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, or an incredible ocean safari that offers you a host of marine life sightings. Specialist Safaris can be arranged in advance and these focus on special interests such as birding, photographic, family and private safaris.

Why we love it

IMPRESSIVE GAME VIEWING

28 555 ha of private, traversing across seven distinct habitats allows for a great diversity of landscapes and exclusive game viewing. Limited number of vehicles at sightings and sensitive off-roading practices affords close-up sightings of Big Five wildlife.

ICONIC WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS

Phinda is home to a magnificent variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, but is best known for its large population of cheetah and black rhino. The sand forest is home to the shy suni and the rare red duiker, two tiny antelope that are seldom encountered elsewhere.

SOLE-USE EXCLUSIVITY

Equipped with your own dedicated ranger, tracker, butler, chef and safari host, not only does Phinda Homestead offer the ideal home-away-from-home, game drive times as well as meals, are tailored completely to your preferences to create a fully personalised safari.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES

A variety of incredible adventures are available, including twice-daily game drives, nature walks, conservation and community experiences, sleep outs, village tours, an infrared Night Eye Experience, specialist safaris, as well as nearby ocean activities.

Going Beyond the Expected

Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.

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