Phinda Rock Lodge
Come to the home of zebra, giraffe, elephants, leopards, lion and cheetah. Come to Phinda Private Game Reserve. Offering seven distinct ecosystems, from famous African savannah and mountain scrub bush through to dense thornveld and rare sand forest, this unique destination offers the perfect experience for the traveller seeking adventure, relaxation and the best the Kwa-Zulu Natal area has to offer.
Mountains tower over you as rivers, marshes and plains unfold around you. The Big 5 play in their natural habitat alongside endangered black rhino and cheetah. The unspoilt reefs of the Indian Ocean ring the area, with some of the most beautiful beaches accessible only from the reserve itself.
Maintain a sense of exclusivity in a reserve that doesn’t offer day visitor passes- you will have to stay at one of the lodges in the park to experience their incredible off-road game drives. Only very few people are allowed in the park at one time, guaranteeing an almost private viewing experience. You’ll be escorted by native Zulu trackers and experienced rangers, and can partake of bush walks, birding, scuba, Zulu cultural tours, ocean safaris, black rhino tracking, conservation experiences and a host of additional adventures too.
The luxurious &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge nestles into the cliff face, overlooking Leopard Rock. Each of the lodge’s six suites perch over the valley unfolding below them, guaranteeing a spectacular view. You’ll have your own outdoor shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck to unwind and relax on as the fiery sunset blazes above you. Head out for a ‘bush banquet’ to make new friends and titillate your taste buds. Phinda is even accessible for families with older little ones- children over 12 are welcome.
For those seeking an intimate and personal safari experience in one of the most exceptional landscapes in Africa, mtbeds.co.za can’t recommend Phinda Private Reserve highly enough.