&Beyond Phinda Homestead

Exclusive-use safari villa with 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; Nanny’s room 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; participative conservation experiences; Cheetah, black and white rhino, lion, nyala

The spirit of &Beyond Phinda Homestead

&Beyond Phinda Homestead has finally reopened following a fire in December 2016. Charged with the brief of recreating the previously existing lodge, interior designers Fox Browne Creative designed the new lodge as a contemporary bush home, modern and tactile. Raw materials were combined with quirky accents and local flavours that harken back to the reserve’s past as a pineapple farm, as well as traditional motifs of Nguni hides, Zulu craftwork and wildlife. Shades of burnt clay and aloe serve as accent colours, while Zulu basketwork and weaving are featured throughout the villa, with the signature woven latticework appearing in unexpected places. Featuring furniture that brings in subtle hints of 1980s retro design, the inviting interior design is that of a private home.

Minimalist yet elegant bedrooms encourage the use of the villa’s shared guest spaces, while spacious bathrooms feature marble basins shaped like traditional Zulu pots. The villa’s gym and massage room are enlivened with quirky accessories in the signature colours, while the library makes use of pineapple motifs to tell the story of the reserve’s past. The spacious deck outside boasts an island bar to encourage family gatherings, while a decorative herb garden is situated outside the kitchen.

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 mini gym, including state-of-the-art exercise equipment
  • Ideal for families with a nanny’s room available
  • 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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