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Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Phinda Rock Lodge

  • Al fresco showers deeply sheltered in the leafy growth that you to your own private waterfall
  • A watering hole draws wildlife from the deep hollows of the valley below
  • Glass suites allow a 360 degree view

Facilities include

Air conditioning Swimming pool Room service Bar

Activities include

  • Game drives
  • Diving safari
  • Boating safaris
  • Beach adventure
  • Turtle nesting
  • Black rhino tracking
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Visit the Zulu village
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About Phinda Rock Lodge

The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley.

When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you'll need a second look to realise you haven't arrived at a Mexican hacienda. While the rugged adobe-style building wouldn't be out of place in a desert pueblo, the lush bushveld vegetation and the wildlife dotted on the surrounding slopes leave you in no doubt that you're in the middle of Africa.

With only six suites carved into the rocky hillside, you'll feel you're part of an elite tribe of rock dwellers suspended in a cosy hideout that offers complete seclusion from the world below.

Suspended over the valley below, the cliff-top suites provide an intimate, cosy space in a dramatic setting with an eagle's eye view of the reserve. Snuggled high above the surrounding panorama, your closest neighbour is likely to be an inquisitive spotted genet paying you a friendly visit on the dining deck.

Three suites offer al fresco showers so deeply sheltered in the leafy growth that you'll feel you're bathing in your own private waterfall. The white face of Leopard Rock lies directly across from the lodge, while a watering hole draws wildlife from the deep hollows of the valley below.

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

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Currency=South African Rand. Credit cards are also widely accepted.

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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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