In Phinda Private Game Reserve
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
SAFARI GAME DRIVES
Day and night safaris. Big Five and iconic wildlife encounters
Connect with the African bush
Assist our conservation team with pangolin, rhino and elephant monitoring
Gain insight into the noble Zulu tribe
Take advantage of our fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle
Six air-conditioned cottages
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS
Looking out onto beautiful views
Children 12 years and older welcome
Complimentary use for the duration of your stay
Connect with the outside world
Gym in a basket and in-room massage
AL FRESCO DINING
Rooftop dining looking out onto beautiful views
2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 11,400 per person per night
Welcome to Phinda Rock
Dramatically set into a cliff face, overlooking spectacular Leopard Rock, Phinda Rock Lodge’s six intimate suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breathtaking views of Phinda Private Game Reserve.
The reserve showcases one of the continent’s finest Big Five game viewing experiences and displays a magnificent tapestry of seven unique landscapes. Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.
Each romantic suite, constructed from contoured stone, boasts solid wooden shutters and doors, which open onto a private rim-flow plunge pool and viewing deck. Featuring spacious ensuite bathrooms, the suites also offer outdoor showers.
The lodge’s guest areas offer the perfect vantage point for viewing the reserve’s abundant birdlife and the wildlife roaming in the bush below. French doors open onto an extended outdoor veranda, the perfect setting for al fresco meals, while a rooftop terrace provides a romantic venue for dining beneath the stars.
Choose from a range of exciting Phinda Adventures such as a Specialist Walking and Tracking Safaris, a sleep out under the stars, an infrared Night Eye drive, and other participative conservation experiences such rhino notching or pangolin tagging. Also within easy access of the reserve are Zulu village tours, Africa Foundation community visits, a Maputaland exploration, Maputaland beach adventures, horseback riding, 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 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.
Unwind in tranquilty in this serene haven in the heart of the bush. Be utterly entranced by the dramatic views across the valley that heighten the romance of intimate rooftop dining. Private rim-flow pools and outdoor showers boast mesmerising panoramas of the lush landscape.
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.
TAILORMAKE YOUR STAY
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