The accommodation is exquisite - glass houses that nobody throws stones at - instead you look out at the forest - occasionally wild life walks past as you sit in the comfort of a beautiful room with every possible facility available.

Thomas 23 yrs, South Africa, Read 5 reviews »

Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Phinda Forest Lodge

  • The walls in each suite are glass so that you cannot miss any wildlife
  • They have their very own game reserve so that it is less busy
  • Each ranger has been to training school and are highly skilled

Facilities include

Air Conditioning Swimming pool Lounge Shop

Activities include

  • Boat safari
  • Games drives
  • Diving safari
  • Turtle nesting
  • Beach adventure
  • Visit Zulu village
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Black rhino tracking on foot
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About

About Phinda Forest Lodge

Cradled in a maze of ancient vegetation, each air conditioned suite provides serene, reflective spaces to watch the secrets of the forest unfold.

Fresh duiker tracks in the sandy paths point the way towards the lodge's rim flow pool, where you can relax in the shade of the wooded canopy. There is a spacious private veranda of your suite, secluded from all except an occasional red tonga squirrel in the treetops. Invite the tranquillity of the forest inside and take a soak in your oversized bathtub with huge glass windows offering yet another perspective on the play of leaves and light outside.

Mealtimes 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 boma, wide-eyed bush babies watch inquisitively from the dense foliage above.

andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge is one of the worlds first eco-designed luxury lodges. Floor to ceiling windows invite the forest in but the dense canopy provides privacy for the 16 suites.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Located between the azure ocean waters and the lush World Heritage Site iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Phinda's 23 000 hectares comprises seven distinct ecosystems, including the rare sand forest.

How to get there

Flying to Phinda Private Game ReserveScheduled flights are available directly from Johannesburg to Phinda on some days of the week. Scheduled domestic flights are available from Johannesburg to Durban International Airport or Richards Bay Airport. Self-drive is possible from Johannesburg or Durban.

When to go

Best time to travel is all year round. Lush and hot in summer, with an abundance of young animals. The vegetation becomes thinner in the dry winter months and the cooler temperatures allow for the best all-round game viewing.

Summer (October-April)
Min 24°C/75°F Max 32°C/90°F

Winter (May-September)
Min 8°C/46°F Max 23°C/73°F

Important Information

CurrencySouth African Rand. Credit cards are also widely accepted.

Children

Travelling with children

Traveling with Children &Beyond's WILDchild programme brings the wonder of Africa alive for children as young as six. Supervised by expertly trained rangers, each day is packed full of exciting activities that highlight the wonders of each safari destination.

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