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Phinda Private Game Reserve

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Book some face-to-(virtual)-face time with our guides


Our Phinda Private Game Reserve rangers may not have the flashy production setup of the Ngala team (yet), but they have shown that they can undeniably play in the big leagues too by creating quite a loyal following on Instagram.

Your favourite Phinda hosts can now be exclusively invited into your home (sort of) – so no more jostling with other questions on the live feed.

Now you can meet them in person on a Zoom virtual session, which you can either enjoy exclusively or you can invite up to five of your friends and family.

The experience is in English and includes a debrief on the day’s wildlife sightings and the opportunity to learn more about your host and safaris in general.

Great for the whole family

Private group of no more than 6 links, selected by you

Get all your questions answered

Get exclusive access to the &Beyond guiding experience

Learn about Africa’s famed wildlife and landscapes

Meet the team

Your virtual guides at &Beyond Phinda

Clive Cowie

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Damen Pheiffer

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Dewald Botha

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Jarryd du Preez

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Kerri Smithers

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Liam Bascombe

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Leaving our world a better place

Virtual experiences that go beyond the expected and care for the land, wildlife and people

10% of your purchase total will go towards the Africa Foundation (our community development partner) COVID-19 fund-raising initiative.

VIEW initiatives here 

The remainder of your purchase total will go towards assisting our guides to make up their lost gratuities, as well as funding crucial habitat maintenance, sustainability and conservation initiatives.

How to participate?

Pay for the experience via credit/debit card or PayPal. You also have the choice to split the “bill” with your friends/family (up to 5 others) by inviting them to share your experience.

We will then send you an email with a personal link that will explain how to connect with your guide on the date of your booking. We’ll also ask you a few questions to help your ranger focus on your areas of interest.

You’ll connect with your guide through video-conferencing software called Zoom. We recommend you download Zoom onto your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and test it before your booking.

You will need to have a stable internet connection – Zoom recommends a connection speed of 2mbps up/down.

  • Your bird/mammal book
  • Your notepad with questions
  • Either a morning cup of coffee/hot chocolate/tea or your favourite afternoon sundowner cocktail

Book your Private Group of 6 links

Bookings need to be made 24-hrs in advance. Regrettably, we will not be able to accept your booking request it falls after this window. Should you miss the booking time slot, we kindly ask that you select a different date. Alternatively, you can email us for a more customised experience.

Let’s do something special for you

Let us know if you have any special requests. Specifically if your guide is fully-booked on your desired date or time we will try and find a suitable alternative for you.


Frequently asked questions

Before you sign up, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about booking an &Beyond Virtual Experience.