Phinda Private Game Reserve

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Phinda is a seven-habitat tapestry where you can encounter The Big Five, and experience South Africa in its wondrous diversity. Tracking the rare Black Rhino through scrub, canoeing past Buffalo on the Mzinene River, and following elephants through mountainous jungle... finally a reward for being indecisive!
Perfect forA Big Five safari in a range different environments, with a team who really take care of you.
In the knowThe 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.

Recommended for...

  • Guiding
  • Setting & Views
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview


In the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of northern South Africa.

Rooms at Phinda Private Game Reserve

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.

Food and Facilities

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.

Activities at Phinda Private Game Reserve

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.

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