Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern Kwa Zulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, Phinda Private Game Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems. Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah and the scarce black rhino.
This very affordable luxury safari destination offers great value for money and is a great way to get that 5 star personal service and authentic African safari holiday.
Suggested Tours with Phinda
Combine sea and safari for a romantic escape to one of South Africa’s best known game reserves and the sandy beaches of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Track the Big Five in Phinda Private Game Reserve, a place of extraordinary adventure, where myriad possibilities create breath-taking thrills around every bend.
After your wildlife adventure, pamper yourself with some rest and relaxation in the tropical climate and sunshine of Benguerra Island. Explore the warm waters and marvel at the marine life of the island’s coral reefs on scuba diving expeditions, enjoy the thrill of deep sea fishing or simply explore the magical setting and soaring dunes of Benguerra.
8 Days, 7 Nights / From USD 8 512 / Phinda Private Game Reserve, Benguerra Island / South Africa, Mozambique
Travel to Africa and experience a magnificent tour filled with spectacular scenery, fascinating history, thrilling Big Five safaris and the ultimate beach vacation. Delve deep into the heart of KwaZulu-Natal’s picturesque Battlefields, with their poignant reminders of the dramatic conflicts of the war between the local Zulu tribe and British colonial forces.
After your step back in time, experience a true African safari at diverse Phinda Private Game Reserve, renowned for its excellent Big Five sightings, as well as close encounters with the elegant cheetah. After your thrilling wildlife adventure, relax on the untouched beaches of the subtropical coastline, enjoying snorkelling and kayaking, as well as guided walks through the magnificent environment and fascinating visits to the local community.
8 Days, 7 Nights / From ZAR 43 937 / Rorkes Drift Battlefields, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Maputaland / South Africa
Embark on a journey of discovery with this privately guided, 7-day small group set departure journey that aims to highlight conservation and community development activities, which underpin the Phinda ethos of “leaving the world a better place than we found it”. Whilst traditional game drives are integral to this safari experience, it incorporates elements of our ranger training curriculum as well as selected conservation activities. You will also be introduced to the community surrounding Phinda Private Game Reserve, and experience a day in the life of a school pupil
Perfect for those who wish to travel with purpose, this small group journey offers a fantastic opportunity for growth and learning, in an exciting and stimulating environment. The exposure to authentic and exclusive community and conservation experiences, as well as gaining insight into Zulu culture, is a rare and priceless gift.
You will stay at the breath-taking Phinda Zuka Lodge, a sole-use lodge in the southern reaches of Phinda Private Game Reserve, which offers its own private vehicle and guide, butler and chef. Departure dates have been carefully selected around the best climates of the year, to ensure that you are able to make the most of your adventure.
7 Days, 6 Nights / From ZAR 123 580 / Phinda Private Game Reserve / South Africa