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Phinda Game Reserve

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Phinda Game Reserve
-    Seven ecosystems to explore
-    Swim with Whale shark in the morning and walk with rhino in the evening
-    Set amongst a Unesco Heritage area
-    A bush and beach adventure for families as well as couples

Phinda Game Reserve is situated in the northern KwaZulu Natal between the famous game reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe Umfolozi and the greater St Lucia Wetland Park. The area is truly beautiful and Phinda Game Reserve is unique in that it offers a vast array of activities that will warrant at least a 3 night stay or longer. Boasting four stylish lodges and two private houses, you have large choice of unique accommodation.  Apart from day and night game drives you can enjoy canoe and boat rides on the river, you can track the endangered black rhino on foot, visit the local community projects funded by Phinda and enjoy a day at the pristine beaches looking for whales, snorkeling and scuba diving.  Every guest at Phinda feels special and the staff are always looking for new ways to surprise and delight you.
Phinda Forst Lodge – glass walled, private, wooden floating rooms set in the thick sand forest offer a magnificent diversion from the usual safari style accommodation and allows you to get closer to the forest environment.
Phinda Mountain Lodge – set high above the reserve on a rocky outcrop allowing far views from the dining area and the well appointed thatched rooms.
Phinda Vlei Lodge – is a smaller lodge with just six rooms and is tastefully appointed in muted colours and overlooks one of the open wetland areas on the reserve which often attract plentiful game.
Phinda Rock Lodge – carved into the ancient rock of Leopard hill, this lodge with just six rooms has the best view of all and the private plunge pools sit tantalizingly close to the rock edge with wonderful far reaching views.
Phinda Zuka Lodge – this sole use lodge has four beautifully appointed and stylish rooms all leading to an open plan kitchen area. Suitable for larger groups of families, the lodge includes the services of a private chef, game ranger and tracker. A remarkable family getaway.
Phinda Homestead – this magnificent villa offers comfort and privacy for up to eight guest wishing for total relaxation. Your private chef, butler and game ranging team will ensure you enjoy every moment of your time here.  
Illona was Head Ranger at Phinda Forest Lodge and this game reserve is very dear to her. If you have any questions about it she will gladly regale you with stories and information.
Contact Illona on 01285650011


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