A Big Five safari in a range different environments, with a team who really take care of you.
In the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of northern South Africa.
Suspended in total seclusion above the Ubombo Mountains, lost in the whispering sand forests, or nestled in a breezy valley near the coast: Phinda has 6 award-winning lodges designed to immerse you in the reserve’s distinct habitats. For a heavenly environment of your own, some of the lodges also have private pools, as well as a personal chef, butler, and ranger.
It’s not just the exciting local ingredients that make meals at Phinda so special. The dedicated chefs try to inject tradition into everything they do – even if it’s just afternoon tea on your veranda – but the real treat is eating in surprise wilderness locations.
Having discussed with your personal ranger what you’re particularly interested in, you’ll set off on two game-drives per day. From dry sand forests, to marshes and mountain ranges, you’ll have the chance to spot the rare nyala, elusive cheetah, as well as meeting smaller, (slimier!) creatures on bush-walks.
The 7 habitats of Phinda are certainly diverse, but if you want to throw some culture into the mix you can stay at Fugitives Drift
and discover the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu wars.