World Journeys | Phinda Private Game Reserve | South Africa

andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game viewing experiences, including cheetah, Phinda features Africa's Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), endangered black rhino, and 415 bird species.

Phinda is described as the 'Seven Worlds of Wonder', a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans. Phinda is a wilderness sanctuary where intimate encounters and rare discoveries can be experienced firsthand. With unspoiled beaches and spectacular reefs nearby, and an abundance of wildlife, Phinda offers the perfect bush and beach adventure.

andBeyond Phinda Mountain lodge

Perched on a dramatic hilltop overlooking the lush Lebombo foothills, this Big Five, family-friendly, luxury safari destination will steal your heart. Steeped in Zulu heritage, this lodge offers a spectacular experience, with its beautiful mountain-view suites, cottages and its one-of-kind family suite, with panoramic vistas, and access to a selection of unique safari adventures.

23 sophisticated rooms are adorned in intricate Zulu artefacts, basketware and beadwork.  Soft tones of stone and grey, and bursts of deep blue, black, white, and teal reflect the refined colour palette. Natural light streams through the expansive glass windows of your cottage or suite, and your deck provides breathtaking views of natural beauty, whilst handsome kudu forage in the bush outside your room. Sip cocktails from your beautifully appointed personal bar, and view the landscape while comfortably nestled in your sunken lounge.

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge

Dramatically set into a cliff face overlooking spectacular Leopard Rock, &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge is an architectural delight, combining Malian influences with pueblo panache. Its six suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below, providing breath-taking views. Each romantic suite, constructed from contoured stone and adobe, boasts an earthy, soft grey palette and solid wooden shutters and doors, which open onto a private plunge pool and viewing deck. Featuring spacious ensuite bathrooms, the suites also offer outdoor showers, providing some of the most scenic al fresco bathing on the African continent.

Decorated in hues of oatmeal, grey and stone, the lodge’s intimate and glamorous guest areas offer the perfect vantage point for viewing the reserve’s abundant birdlife in the surrounding trees, and the wildlife roaming the bush below. Immense French doors open onto an extended outdoor veranda, the perfect setting for al fresco meals, while a rooftop terrace provides a romantic venue for dining beneath the stars. Striking, fiery sunsets set the scene for bush banquets in bush clearings. Here, guests are treated like treasured family members and time is shared with fellow safari adventurers, who soon become friends.

andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Phinda Vlei Lodge is an intimate romantic, private safari destination. Overlooking the Reserve’s unique vlei (wetland) system on the edge of the sand forest, its location offers ever-changing game viewing from the comfort of your bed, your shower or your private plunge pool.

At Phinda Vlei Lodge simply spending time in your spacious suite is like being on safari. With each suite carefully positioned for a prime view of the animals coming out to drink and panoramic vistas from even your shower or bathtub, the game viewing never stops!

Set on the edge of the forest and overlooking an open meadow (or vlei), this wildlife playground brings your game encounters up close and personal. Each morning and early evening the animals appear, dotting the sweeping vlei in a never-ending wildlife parade.

Whether from the intimate guest areas or the seclusion of your own suite, watch the daily details of the bush come to life, from the antics of the monkeys and the prolific birdlife to the herds of zebra or families of warthog ambling along the open vlei.


• All meals

• Safari activities

• Nature walks

• Laundry

• House beverages

• Tea & coffee


Stay for 3 nights or more at Phinda Mountain Lodge, Forest Lodge, Rock Lodge, Vlei or Zuka Lodge and save up to $730 saving per person (2019) on flights to and from Phinda with SA Airlink OR receive return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda free of charge. The saving for stays in 2020 is up $800 per person. Savings vary depending on the specific itinerary you choose. Ask us about further terms and conditions which apply.

per person, twin share, Mountain Lodge fr $834* Enquire
per person, twin share, Rock or Vlei Lodge fr $1,149* Enquire
per person, single, Mountain Lodge fr $1,250* Enquire
per person, single, Rock or Vlei Lodge fr $1,724* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
*T&Cs apply. Prices are pp twin share in NZD unless stated otherwise, and vary depending on month of travel. Prices exclude international flights. Prices are correct as of 16 August 2019 and are subject to change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, but is dependent on availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Further terms & conditions apply, please ask your local helloworld agent for details.
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