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&Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve
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Phinda Vlei Lodge is an intimate romantic, private safari destination. Overlooking the Reserve's unique vlei (wetland) system on the edge of the sand forest, its location offers a tranquil oasis in the middle of the flourishing wilderness and an ever-changing game viewing from the comfort of your suite.

Set on the edge of the forest and overlooking an open meadow (or vlei), this wildlife playground brings your game encounters up close and personal. Each morning and early evening the animals appear, dotting the sweeping vlei in a never-ending wildlife parade.

Room Category Nights Meal Basis* Validity dates Price per Person**
Suite 1 AI 1 May - 30 June '21 R6 150
*AI = All Inclusive; all meals and selected drinks included 
  • Accommodation
  • 2 interpretive 3-hour game drives in an open 4 x 4 Safari vehicle with an experienced Ranger and Tracker
  • 3 delicious meals daily
  • House wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks (alcoholic drinks will be available and served according to current and updated South African lockdown restrictions)
  • Sundowner drinks whilst on game drives
  • Tea & coffee
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Telephone Calls
  • Drinks not specified under Includes
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Government Bed levy
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Administration fee
  • Conservancy, park or landing fees
  • Minimum 2 nights stay
  • All rates are per person per night sharing.
  • A 50% single supplement applies from the first single room.

Whether from the intimate guest areas or the seclusion of your own suite, watch the daily details of the bush come to life, from the antics of the monkeys and the prolific birdlife to the herds of zebra or families of warthog ambling along the open vlei. Unwind in the beautiful surrounds of the main guest area, which also includes a handsome library, and a convivial fire pit setting – perfect for pre-dinner drinks! 
This charming lodge, which has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, features just six thatched suites to ensure exclusivity. Phinda Vlei’s fresh new look is inspired by the elegant, turn of the century, plantation-style homesteads of KwaZulu-Natal’s sugarcane and pineapple barons. It boasts a wonderfully eclectic and rich identity that is, at the same time, homely and nostalgic. Guests can look forward to interiors accented with antique tapestries, fine art, vintage cotton and linens, as well as elegant silver and crystal ware. Each suite provides a sense of old-world luxury, while the suite’s interiors showcase a mix of curated antiques and collectables. Guests can also take advantage of a private lap pool and game viewing deck that overlooks a grassy meadow.
Phinda Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal
6 isolated suites offering intimate privacy for the guests.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Overhead Fan
  • Lap Pools
  • Bath
  • Indoor/Outdoor Shower
  • Separate W/C
  • In-room Safe
  • Personal Bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer

Mealtimes are a delightful affair, with a variety of settings to indulge in the lodge’s delectable menus; one of which is a spacious, all-weather deck that allows for al fresco dining with spectacular views of the surrounding wetland.
  • Vlei
  • Butler Services
  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Meal on Request
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry Services
  • Twice-daily game drives; 
  • Bush walks
  • Zulu village tours
  • Night turtle drives (seasonal)
  • Scuba and ocean safaris
  • Black rhino tracking on foot
  • Participative conservation experiences; Cheetah, black and white rhino, lion, nyala
  • Birding
  • Photography

Wi-Fi available in guest areas and suites.
In-room massage available.
Phinda Game Reserve 
Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28 555 hectares (70 560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, Phinda is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species. The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino.
With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.


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