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South Africa Holiday Safari Specials - discounted rates and/or flights at Phinda Mountain, Forest, Rock, Vlei Lodge, Zuka or Homestead in Hluhluwe/St Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

andBeyond Phinda leopard on safari
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, &Beyond Phinda is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 415 bird species.

The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino.

With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.

Guests at Phinda experience unforgettable interpretive safari game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as a wide range of optional adventures in the bush and on the beach.

Phinda is home to six magnificent lodges, each with its own individual charm and character: Mountain Lodge, Rock Lodge, Forest Lodge, Vlei Lodge, Zuka Lodge and Phinda Homestead.

Phinda is often compared equally to Sabi Sand Game Reserve so you can expect one of the best safaris at any of the Phinda Lodges.
2020: Discounted rates for stays of 4 nights or more at any &Beyond lodges
We discount the more you book with us so send us your proposed dates and we will create your dream African safari package at the best rates.
2020: Stay for 3 nights at Phinda Mountain, Phinda Rock, Phinda Forest, Phinda Vlei or Phinda Zuka Lodges
and we’ll offer a discount to fly you there & back on Airlink flights OR return scheduled transfers between Durban and Phinda- We will credit you R2 750 per flight leg towards any Airlink flight to or from Phinda or we will include return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda (Phinda – Durban: 10h00 /Durban – Phinda: 11h30)
Airlink flights need to be booked through us (flight subject to availability)
Offer only valid for full-paying adult guests.
Offer does not apply to groups of 12 or more guests- Minimum of 2 guests  Offer is not applicable to Cottages, Family Cottages and Family Suites.Valid until 11th January 2021 using the below 'normal' rates.
If you are on honeymoon, see our Phinda Honeymoon Packages

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Phinda Mountain Lodge
andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge luxury accommodation
With wraparound views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range and the surrounding Zululand bush, &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is a dramatic safari destination. Guests are greeted in the sheltered and welcoming open-air courtyard, which opens out onto a magnificent horseshoe-shaped building that holds the guest areas. The intimate sitting areas are filled with sunlight and the open decks make the most of the magnificent views.
Delicious meals are served in the dining area, which overlooks the reserve and the Ubombo Mountains or in the traditional stone and reed boma, theatrically illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns. Phinda is renowned for its bush banquets in natural, unexpected settings and guests may well find themselves savouring their meal in a spectacular clearing in the bush beneath an umbrella of twinkling stars.
Phinda Mountain Lodge accommodates a maximum of 50 guests and is highly recommended for families (children of ages are welcome). There is disabled access with assistance and WiFi is available in suites and guest areas.
There are 16 suites, an exclusive family suite (4 bedrooms) and 3 family cottages that can be divided into 6 cottages at Phinda Mountain Lodge.

Its 16 split-level suites crest the mountain’s edge, offering breath-taking raptor’s-eye views of the reserve below. Each of the luxurious suites boast an elegant en-suite bathroom, private sitting area and a spacious veranda with a plunge pool and outdoor shower.
The lodge is also able to accommodate a limited number of triple rooms. This means that, should parents wish to share a room with younger children, an additional bed will be set up in the parents’ room for children 16 years or younger. Children staying at Phinda Mountain Lodge suites - Game drives are available to children aged twelve years and older. Children aged six to twelve are permitted on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. While children younger than six cannot participate in game drives, childminders can be arranged during game drives and meal times at an additional cost.
The 6 cottages (making up 3 family cottages), each with an elegant en-suite bathroom, private sitting area and a spacious veranda with a plunge pool and outdoor shower are conveniently interlinked via a door. When booking a family cottage at Phinda Mountain Lodge, you will have exclusive access to a private safari vehicle and guide throughout your stay so your game drives can be tailored-made for your family's interests, ages and attention span. The family cottages can accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Family Suite at andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge
Spacious and comfortable, the beautiful family suite at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is designed to provide just the right balance of privacy and security for larger families travelling with children. The suite boasts a shared lounge area as well as two elegant adult bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom (with indoor and al fresco showers) and two inter-leading children’s rooms, ensuring that parents can keep a watchful eye on younger children. A private veranda off the shared lounge offers the ideal setting for gathering and swapping tales of the day’s adventures, whilst a nearby pathway leads directly to the sunny deck around the lodge pool. Booking the family suite entitles you to a dedicated private safari vehicle for the group, which means that game drives can be tailored for the shorter attention span of younger children, leaving and coming back to the lodge at any time. The family suite can accommodate up to four adults and four children under the age of 16.
Rates per person sharing for Phinda Mountain Lodge (suites):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R8 980

Rates per person sharing for Phinda Mountain Lodge (cottages):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R8 265
Rates per cottage/family suite 11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021:
Phinda Mountain (Family Suite): R35 920
Phinda Mountain Lodge (Family Cottage): R30 115

Phinda Forest Lodge
andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge luxury accommodation interior
Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the spectacular &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge fuses spectacular architectural design with the ultimate in conservation principles. The creation of this award-winning safari lodge was an exemplary exercise in building eco-sensitive structures with a light environmental footprint (not one tree was felled during construction).

The 16 suites are built on stilts and appear to float between the forest floor and the towering torchwood trees. Inventively designed in a style affectionately known as Zulu Zen, each handcrafted, glass-encased suite boasts a minimalist flair that incorporates high-gloss wooden floors, richly tactile fabrics and brightly accented Zulu artefacts. The suites feature luxurious en-suite bathrooms with slate hand basins and viewing decks where guests can drink in the sight of graceful nyala and duiker in the dappled shade of the forest.

The lodge’s sparkling rim-flow swimming pool, as well as the expansive decks in its seating area, looks out onto panoramic views of an open meadow where animals frequently graze.

A traditional African boma is enclosed with a wooden fence and offers lantern-lit open-air dining beneath a canvas of stars.
Phinda Forest Lodge accommodates a maximum of 32 guests and WiFi is available in suites and Safari Shop/guest reception.
Rates per person sharing for Phinda Forest Lodge (suites):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R8 980
Phinda Zuka Lodge
andBeyond Phinda Zuka luxury accommodation interior
Bordered by lush green valleys and densely wooded hills studded with aloes, &Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge sits in the west of the reserve. With just four thatched Zululand bush cottages, this intimate lodge is ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris and can be booked as an exclusive use lodge or for individual suite bookings. Characterized by hues of blue and stone, with a strong emphasis on shape and texture, Zuka’s overall ambiance is that of cool, coastal bush style embodying the sophistication of simplicity.
The charming cottages look out onto a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourished. Each cottage boasts a luxurious en-suite bathroom, complete with a circular bath chamber, double showers and twin hand basins.
Comfortable lounge chairs on private verandas allow for gentle contemplation or even an afternoon siesta. Guest areas include an interactive café-style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining areas, an intimate library with internet access and a swimming pool with an extended wooden deck overlooking the surrounding wilderness.
Phinda Zuka Lodge accommodates a maximum of 8 guests and is highly recommended for families booking the whole lodge on sole-use basis. There is disabled access with assistance and WiFi is available in suites and guest areas.
Rates per person sharing for Phinda Zuka Lodge (suites):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R8 565
Phinda Rock Lodge
andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge private plunge pool
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 solid wooden shutters and doors, opening onto a private plunge pool and viewing deck. Boasting spacious en-suite bathrooms, the suites also feature outdoor showers, providing some of the most scenic al fresco bathing on the African continent.

The lodge’s comfortable sitting areas offer the perfect vantage point for viewing the abundant birdlife in the surrounding trees and the wildlife roaming the bush below. This is an intimate lodge, where guests are treated like treasured family members and time is shared with fellow safari adventurers, who soon become friends.

Striking, fiery sunsets are witnessed from the game viewing deck, suspended over the landscape below, and delicious meals are served in the dining area, under hand-wrought chandeliers. Unforgettable bush banquets in bush clearings under the African night sky delight and enchant guests.
Phinda Rock Lodge accommodates a maximum of 12 guests and offers WiFi in suites and guest areas.
Rates per person sharing for Phinda Rock Lodge (suites):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R11 400

Phinda Vlei Lodge
andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge luxury accommodation
Fringing the reserve’s wildlife-rich wetland system, situated along the edge of the rare sand forest, the romantic &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is intimately integrates into the surrounding bush.

Gracious and elegant, this charming lodge comprises six thatched suites decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles, with hints of a Balinese influence. Each suite, which features a luxurious en-suite bathroom, dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck, overlooks a grassy meadow where guests can observe herds of grazing antelope and zebra, as well as a variety of bird-life. The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, with a mixture of understated sophistication and pure luxury. Large private lap pools provide the ideal place to relax and enjoy the drama of the African wilderness unfold, while warm and inviting open fireplaces make the comfortable guest sitting area the ideal place to unwind on a cool afternoon.

Delicious and innovative cuisine is served on the expansive outdoor decks or in a beautiful and remote bush setting, creating lifelong memories.
Phinda Vlei Lodge accommodates a maximum of 12 guests and WiFi is available in suites and guest areas.
Rates per person sharing for Phinda Vlei Lodge (suites):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R11 400

Phinda Homestead
andBeyond Phinda Homestead Villa elephants drinking out private pool
Situated in the north of the reserve, &Beyond Phinda Homestead is a gracious sole-use safari villa that blends seamlessly into the surrounding trees and bush.

This exclusive and elegant lodge boasts four spacious and luxurious suites that feature sliding panel windows with sweeping views of the surrounding bush. The emphasis is on outdoor spaces, with the expansive central living areas opening up directly onto the magnificent landscape. Celebrating the local heritage, traditional materials of thatch, gum-pole and stone tile are used throughout the lodge.

The outdoor sitting area is the heart of the Homestead and is the perfect place to spend leisure hours on the inviting sofas.

Complete with a dedicated ranger and tracker team, private butler and chef and its own open 4x4 safari vehicle, Phinda Homestead is ideal for family celebration and special occasion safaris enjoyed at the guest’s own pace. An interactive kitchen allows for intimate, informal family dining and a rim-flow eternity pool provides respite from the heat of the day.
Phinda Homestead accommodates a maximum of 8 guests and is highly recommended for families (children of ages are welcome). There is disabled access with assistance and WiFi throughout the villa.
Rates for Phinda Homestead (Villa):
11th January 2020 - 10th January 2021: R115 000
Phinda Safari Lodges All-Inclusive Rates Include: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
All Phinda Safari Lodges Rates Exclude: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, adventures at Phinda, government bed levy, conservancy or park fees and landing fees.
Single travelers:
A 50% single supplement applies all year at Phinda Rock Lodge, Phinda Vlei Lodge and Phinda Zuka Lodge.
Phinda Mountain Lodge and Phinda Forest Lodge:
11 January - 30 April and 1 November - 20 December 2020: A single supplement of 50% is only charged from the third single room per booking.
1 May - 31 October 2020 and 21 December 2020 - 10 January 2021: A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms.
A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
Please note:
Children are welcome at all Phinda lodges excluding Phinda Rock Lodge (for safety reasons, children must be 12+),
Triples (for children 11 and under) are available at Phinda Mountain Lodge only.
Phinda Mountain Lodge is the recommended Lodge for families.
All accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for family suites, family cottages and villas which are per family suite/villa per night and excludes any park, conservancy, entrance, gate and landing fees.

Getting to Phinda Private Private Game Reserve:
Fly: SA Express and Federal Air offer daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay, followed by a one and a half hour road transfer to the reserve.
Self Drive: Six-hour drive from Johannesburg on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle or Three-hour drive from Durban on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle.
Private charters from anywhere in South Africa can be arranged to Phinda’s airstrip.

Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or traveling with a private group, Phinda Private Game Reserve is a Big Five safari destination that will steal your heart with its spacious private suites, some of the best views in the world and access to a selection of unique adventure safaris.

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