Private Game Reserve encompasses 28 555 hectares of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal; Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Phinda's private airstrip
4 bedroom air-conditioned safari villa, sole-use for groups or families;
Outdoors showers in 2 main suites
Dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler & chef; Interactive kitchen; rim-flow swimming pool; WI-FI throughout villa; complimentary laundry
State of the art exercise room;
In-room massage treatments
Children of all ages welcome;
Nanny’s room available;
Completely customisable daily schedule
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
It is with deep regret that we inform our guests that a fire broke out at &Beyond Phinda Homestead, on Friday, 16 December 2016. Unfortunately, the lodge has been rendered unusable. We will be bringing this enchanting safari villa back to life, with even more exceptional features, in early 2018.
This in no way impacts the safari experience for those guests staying at any of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve’s other five lodges. A fantastic interim alternative to &Beyond Phinda Homestead is the exclusive &Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge, which can be booked on a sole-use basis.
Care of the Land, Wildlife & People
Monitoring of Phinda Private Game Reserve’s birds of prey
As predators at the top of the food chain, eagles and other raptors are important indicators of ecosystem health. As a means of monitoring the full recovery of &Beyond Phinda Private Game …
Rhinos Without Borders
Rhinos Without Borders is an initiative aimed at combatting the scourge of rhino poaching in Africa. Since 2008, 6 128 rhinos have been poached in South Africa, severely affecting …
A decade of leopard research
As a direct result of the most extensive leopard research ever conducted in the world, the leopard population at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is now stable at 30 resident …
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for some of the best cheetah sightings in South Africa. This most elegant and graceful of all cats was reintroduced to the land …
The giants of the bush, elephants are one of Africa’s most iconic and magnificent wild animals. However, when confined in a defined nature reserve, they are also capable of causing …
Mhbedula Craft Market
Rural entrepreneurial spirit On a site chosen by Chief Gumede, for its accessibility and the opportunity to attract passing trade, Africa Foundation facilitated the construction of Mhbedula Craft Market, completed …
A community oriented health care programme Prior to the development of Mduku Clinic, residents living in the communities surrounding &Beyond Phinda Private Game reserve, had to travel 70km to the …
It takes a community to raise a child Education is one of the core focus areas for Africa Foundation’s drive to support socio-economic development in communities. Since its establishment in …
The challenge of disease-free buffalo
By 1995, a great deal of the animal reintroduction into &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve had been completed. However, research into the history of the area revealed that this particular …
Land management at &Beyond Phinda &Beyond subscribes to strict land management techniques to ensure that the wildlife areas that we influence remain sustainable...
&Beyond subscribes to strict land management techniques to ensure that the wildlife areas that we influence remain sustainable. Below we highlight a few of our most significant focus areas at …
Control of invasive triffid weed
The exotic Triffid Weed (Chromolaena odorata) is native to South America but has spread to South Africa where it is classified as one of the country’s most noxious weeds. In …
Black rhino range expansion project
In a joint project with WWF, the Ezemvelo KZN-Wildlife Black Rhino Range Expansion Project selected &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve as the first release site for 16 black rhinos in 2004. The …
Monitoring of leopard in the Munyawana Conservancy
In order to establish the population density and dynamics of leopard at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and adjacent properties, a number of individuals have been radio-collared for satellite tracking. A full …
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