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From ZAR 9 690 pp/pn

  • Six air-conditioned suites each with private deck and large lap pool

  • Roaring fireplace in the guest area to enjoy a pre-dinner drink

  • Beautiful views across the grassy vlei (meadow) enticing the wildlife to wander by

  • Big 5 safaris

  • Close up sighting of the elegant, yet rare cheetah

  • 19th century plantation style lodge

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.


Situated within the 28 500 hectare Phinda Private Game Reserve are six beautifully created suites.   Each suite looks out over the grassy vlei oasis of the rare sand forest.



The six-exclusive air-conditioned suites boast beautiful 19th century plantation style décor giving them a rich and opulent feel.  Each suite includes a king size bed, dressing room and en-suite facilities.


Open your doors into a private wooden deck with a generous lap pool overlooking the grass vlei beyond.



The main lodge continues the turn of the century homestead feel with a sprinkling of antiques and collectables on display.  Take an pre-dinner drink around the open pit fireplace and share game viewing experiences with your fellow guests.


Dining at Vlei is a wonderful affair, whether it be a private intimate dinner in your suite or a group al fresco dinner under the stars the menus at vlei will most definitely please.



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.