Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve2019-08-31T03:54:59+00:00
  • Holidays
    Luxury Fully Inclusive Safaris
  • Location
    Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Safari Lodges
    Phinda Private Game Reserve

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Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities.

The Game Reserve is a fully inclusive luxury accommodation and safaris package is one of South Africa’s finest Game Reserves. It is popular as an independent safari adventure or can be combined with any of our Running Packages at a very special combo deal. (including Comrades Marathon and Deloitte Challenge)

And Beyond, Phinda Game Reserve was created in 1991 on what previously used to be farmland, and it soon became an award winning safari destination thanks to its efforts in wildlife and environment conservation. Home to the Big 5 (Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhinoceros and Buffalo), at Phinda you’ll find some of the biggest cheetah populations in South Africa and it is the site of the black rhino range expansion project, Rhinos are regularly dehorned to prevent poaching and also donated for translocation to other countries .

Phinda Private Game Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems and is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino.

Private Game Reserve encompasses 28 555 hectares of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal.

GETTING THERE
6 hour drive from Johannesburg.
3 hour drive from Durban. 1 ½ hour drive from Richards Bay.
SA Express and Federal Air offer daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay, followed by a one and a half hour road transfer to the reserve.

Flights to Phinda’s private airstrip

All itineraries are tailor-made to ensure the ultimate guest experience.

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE OPTIONS

Phinda Mountain Lodge 

Perched on a dramatic hilltop overlooking the lush Lebombo foothills, this Big Five, family-friendly, luxury safari destination will steal your heart. Steeped in Zulu heritage, this lodge offers a spectacular experience, with its beautiful mountain-view suites, cottages and its one-of-kind family suite, with panoramic vistas, and access to a selection of unique safari adventures.

23 sophisticated rooms are adorned in intricate Zulu artefacts, basketware and beadwork.  Soft tones of stone and grey, and bursts of deep blue, black, white, and teal reflect the refined colour palette. Natural light streams through the expansive glass windows of your cottage or suite, and your deck provides breathtaking views of natural beauty, whilst handsome kudu forage in the bush outside your room. Sip cocktails from your beautifully appointed personal bar, and view the landscape while comfortably nestled in your sunken lounge.

Why we love it:

  • Enjoy incredible views from your deck, as you make a splash in your private plunge pool
  • Work up an appetite in the gym, and treat yourself to a wellness treatment in the massage sala

SAFARI EXPERIENCES

Twice-daily game drives; Bush walks; Zulu village tours; Night turtle drives (seasonal); Scuba and Ocean Safaris; Black rhino tracking on foot; Excellent sightings including cheetah, black and white rhino, lion, nyala, and Participative conservation experiences.

AMENITIES

Shaded lodge pool; Safari Shop; Gym, Massage Sala, boma; wi-fi in guest area; complimentary laundry

All itineraries are tailor-made to ensure the ultimate guest experience.

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE OPTIONS

Phinda Forest Lodge 

Set in rare and beautiful sand forest, the glass walls of Phinda Forest Lodge offer a sweeping view of one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. Phinda Forest Lodge is one of the world’s first eco-designed luxury lodges. Floor to ceiling windows invite the forest in but the dense canopy provides privacy. The dainty forms of dwarf forest antelope dart among and below the suites, raised on stilts to float between the sandy forest floor and the leafy canopy above. Waking up to rustling forest sounds and bird song, surrounded by delicate leaf-filtered light, a pervading sense of peace and calm will set the tone for your entire day.

At the heart of &Beyond Phinda Forest lodge lies a sparkling rim-flow swimming pool, as well as expansive decks in a spacious seating area, which look out onto panoramic views of an open meadow where animals frequently graze.

Daytime meals on the open air dining deck bring about their own distractions, as monkeys frolic in the branches and an ever-changing assortment of wildlife grazes on the open plain in the distance.

In the evenings, when warm firelight welcomes you to the traditional African boma, wide-eyed bush babies watch inquisitively from the dense foliage above as you in indulge in a mouth-watering, lantern-lit feast beneath a canvas of stars.

Adventures at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge include twice-daily game drives, bush walks and seasonal river cruises. A host of additional activities can be enjoyed too. These include cultural excursions, scuba safaris and specialist safaris such as birding, photographic, tracking, family and luxury walking safaris.

SAFARI EXPERIENCES

Twice-daily game drives; Bush walks; Zulu village tours; Night turtle drives (seasonal); Scuba and Ocean Safaris; Black rhino tracking on foot; Excellent sightings including cheetah, black and white rhino, lion, nyala, and Participative conservation experiences.

AMENITIES

Rim-flow swimming pool at the edge of the forest; interactive kitchen; Safari Shop; traditional boma for open-air dining; WI-FI in guest area and suites

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE PACKAGES

  • We apply Special Discounts to Combinations of Sports Event & Sports Adventure Packages and to repeat Clients (Comrades Marathon, Deloitte Marathon…etc)

VALID: JANUARY 2020 – DECEMBER 2020

  •  3 Nights Minimum & 2 Pax Minimum (or subject to extra costs)

Subject to Lodge availability

PHINDA FOREST LODGE & PHINDA MOUNTAIN LODGE3 Nights Minimum Package

R 8,000  per person sharing, per night

R 11,750 per person sole occupancy, per night

THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE:

What is included in your package?

  • Return scheduled transfers between Durban area / Phinda
  • 3 Nights, Luxury Accommodation, hotel taxes 15% VAT + 1% tourism levy included, Conservation fees incl.
  • Three meals daily
  • soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • 1 hour nature walks (subject to availability)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • minimum 2 guests (does not apply to groups of 12 or more guests)

What is not included in your package:

  • Surcharges & a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends to be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (available on request)
  • All  items of a personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned above, as include
  • Phinda Adventures include Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, an ocean safari, and black rhino tracking on foot
  • Specialist Safaris – birding, photographic, rhino notching, tracking, walking, family and private safaris

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Specific Event Terms & Conditions apply as per Race Organisers
  • Standard Sports Adventure tours Terms and Conditions Apply

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS:

CONDITIONS

  • All rates are inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand.
  • Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for family suites and villas which are per family suite/villa per night.
  • Park and Conservancy Fees are included in our package and subject to change.
  • Single supplement 2019: A single supplement of 50% applies . A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
  • Single supplement 2020: 11 January – 30 April and 1 November – 20 December: A single supplement of 50% is only charged from the third single room booking per booking. 1 May – 31 October and 21 December – 10 January 2021: A single supplement of 50% applied to all single rooms.  A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
  • Triple rooms are suitable for a maximum of two adults sharing.
  • Private 4×4 safari vehicles can be pre-booked at certain lodges for an additional cost, subject to availability.
  • All pricing is indicative and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.
  • &Beyond Trading Terms apply.

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