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&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Cradled between the Ubombo Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Phinda is situated in one of Africa's most spectacularly diverse regions, boasting seven ecosystems and an extraordinary range of wildlife: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo (the "Big Five"), hippo, crocodile, flamingo, pelican... whilst the nearby beaches are the breeding grounds of giant leatherback and rare loggerhead turtles.


Phinda Private Game Reserve, formerly known as Phinda Resource Reserve, is a 170 km² private game reserve situated in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
Map co-ordinates: -27.847732, 32.333332


Phinda Rock Lodge features six suites, each with a large bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Each suite, suspended from the edge of the rocky cliff, has its own private lounge, deck and plunge pool, all offering unrivalled views. Three suites have both indoor and outdoor showers. Overlooking scenic Leopard Rock, the lodge's rough-hewn sandstone and adobe walls and ochre-packed roofs cling to the rock face. Each of the four lodges has an indoor and outdoor guest dining area.


  • Twice a day, you may take a game drive in an open Land Rover. Guided bush walks allow for closer exploration of the shadowy forest canopies.
  • Other activities include moonlit bush dinners, a visit to a local community school and clinic, Zulu cultural lectures, private bush breakfasts, bird watching and birding safaris, canoeing and river boat cruises (seasonal) and White rhino tracking.
  • Planning a family safari? The Phinda Zuka Lodge, Phinda Homestead, and Phinda Mountain Lodge are perfect for families and social gatherings.
  • An abundance of wildlife is sheltered at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, including the Big Five. 

At A Glimpse

At Phinda Private Game Reserve relax & enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on your outdoor viewing deck, cool down in your private plunge pool or if your feeling adventurous take part in one of their famous game drives which are held twice a day.

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