Phinda Forest Lodge

 

Full Details

At a Glance

From ZAR 7 709 pp/pn

  • Big 5 safari experience

  • Sixteen air-conditioned glass suites situated within the sand forest

  • Rim-flow swimming pool at the edge of the forest

  • Interactive kitchen

  • Traditional boma for dining under the stars

  • Calming Zulu Zen atmosphere

Phinda is famous for its excellent sightings of the elusive but stunning cheetah as well as its work in rhino conservation.  Often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’ Phinda benefits from seven distinct ecosystems making it a diverse and stunning reserve. 

 

In excess of 400 bird species have been recorded at Phinda, so not only if it a perfect place for a Big 5 safari but also for the avid birders amongst us.

 

Rooms

Phinda Forest Suite Exterior
Phinda Forest Suite Exterior

Phinda Forest Suite Exterior

deck views from Phinda Forest
deck views from Phinda Forest

deck views from Phinda Forest

Phinda Forest Suite
Phinda Forest Suite

Phinda Forest Suite

Phinda Forest Suite Exterior
Phinda Forest Suite Exterior

Phinda Forest Suite Exterior

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Located within the beautiful sand forest you’ll find sixteen air-conditioned suites, each with floor to ceiling glass walls.  These glass encased suites are raised on stilts and appear to float on the forest floor.  Each eco-sensitive suite was created without felling a single tree, and it’s these great trees and the fertile forest floor that provides the privacy.

 

Each suite boasts a king size bed, stunning bathrooms and unique views of the forest.

 

Facilities

The main lodge has a sparkling rim-flow swimming pool along with an extensive viewing deck and seating area, which looks out onto panoramic views of an open meadow where animals frequently graze.

 

A traditional African boma allows guests to experience an authentic African dining experience.

Phinda Forest Lodge Boma
Phinda Forest Lodge Boma

Phinda Forest Lodge Boma

Phinda Forest Lodge Chef
Phinda Forest Lodge Chef

Phinda Forest Lodge Chef

Phinda Forest Lodge Guest Lounge
Phinda Forest Lodge Guest Lounge

Phinda Forest Lodge Guest Lounge

Phinda Forest Lodge Boma
Phinda Forest Lodge Boma

Phinda Forest Lodge Boma

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Activities

Leopard in tree Phinda Reserve
Leopard in tree Phinda Reserve

Leopard in tree Phinda Reserve

Lion sighting at Phinda Reserve
Lion sighting at Phinda Reserve

Lion sighting at Phinda Reserve

Leopard walking at Phinda Reserve
Leopard walking at Phinda Reserve

Leopard walking at Phinda Reserve

Leopard in tree Phinda Reserve
Leopard in tree Phinda Reserve

Leopard in tree Phinda Reserve

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Twice-daily game drives in open game drives vehicles and guided bush walks with a highly qualified ranger.

 

Optional Phinda Adventures Activities: Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, an ocean safari, black rhino tracking on foot. Specialist Safaris include birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, Specialist Walking Safari, family and private safaris.

 

Gallery

Phinda Forest Lodge Lounge, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Forest Lodge Lounge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Lodge Lounge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Walk, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Forest Walk, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Walk, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Lodge Boma, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Forest Lodge Boma, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Lodge Boma, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Lodge Lounge, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Forest Lodge Lounge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Forest Lodge Lounge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

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Facts

No. Rooms

16

Children

All ages

Childminding

At additional cost

Twin Beds

Available

Triples

No

Private Pool

No

Lodge Pool

Yes

Air-Conditioning

Yes

Room Fan

Yes

Indoor Shower

Yes

Outdoor Shower

No

Bath

Yes

In-Room Safe

Yes

In-Room Fireplace

No

In-Room TV

No

In-Room Massage

Yes

Spa

No

What's included:
  • Accommodation

  • Three meals daily

  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on game drives

  • Laundry

  • Safari activities

  • One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • VAT

  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

  • From June 2019, enjoy a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during your stay

Gym Equipment

Yes

Personal Bar

Yes

Telephone

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Laundry

Included

Check In / Check Out

14h00 / 11h00

Wheelchair Access

No

Power

220v AC

Internet Access

Yes

Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard, Diners, AMEX

Malaria Area

Low risk

Airstrip

Yes

Sleep Out Platform

No

Private 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Depending on availability/extra cost

Land Based Activities

Game Drives, Bush Walks

Water Based Activities

N/a

Optional Activities

Cultural Experience, Turtle Tours, Scuba Diving, Ocean Safari

What's not included:
  • Administration fee

  • Telephone calls

  • Safari shop purchases

  • Gratuities

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars

  • Government bed levy

  • Conservancy or park fees

  • Landing fees

  • Phinda Adventures

 

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