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Phinda Private Game Reserve is a diverse 28 555 hectare park located in KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve is positioned between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline. The landscape is lush with grassy woodlands and sweeping mountain ranges. It is the home of Africa's famous Big Five.


  • Located in Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching, Zulu village tours, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba and ocean safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, participative conservation experiences, bush dining, African sunsets

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Child Policy

Children of all ages welcome at the Homestead.

A nanny's room is available as well as a WILDChild programme.

With a private vehicle and ranger, daily safari schedules are completely customizable.

The detail

Phinda Homestead is an exclusive-use four bedroom bush home which is luxurious and well-appointed with furniture that has subtle hints of 1980s retro design. The private home showcases the reserve's rich history as a pineapple farm, and the decor depicts traditional Zulu craftwork and wildlife. Shades of burnt clay and aloe serve as accent colors, while Zulu basketwork and weaving feature throughout the villa.

Suited to a family or group of eight, the villa has attractive and welcoming shared spaces that are perfect for chats or quiet time. The elegant bedrooms feature spacious bathrooms with marble basins shaped like traditional Zulu pots and luxury amenities. The villa’s state-of-the-art facilities include a gym and massage room, library, an island bar to encourage family gatherings, and a beautiful herb garden situated outside the kitchen.

The villa also has the added touches of a dedicated guide, tracker, butler & chef, rim-flow swimming pool, WI-FI throughout the villa and a complimentary laundry service.

Phinda Private Game Reserve's unique meeting of riverine and rare sand forest habitats is home to a wide selection of wildlife, including lion, giraffe, white and black rhino, antelope, elephants, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, and wildebeest, as well as 415 bird species.

Phinda Homestead offers an exciting range of safari activities, including morning and evening game drives in open land rovers, bush breakfasts and boat cruises on the Mzinene River. The game drives are conducted by a team of experienced guides that are eager to share their knowledge of the area. With the coastline as near as it is, guests do have the option of booking excursions that include snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing out at sea.

During game drives, guests have the option to relax beside in their suite or around the swimming pool or venture out on foot with an armed guide, discovering the smaller wondrous creatures and plant life of the reserve. With a number of bird species living in the area, visits to a nearby bird hide can be arranged for bird lovers.

Additionally, Phinda Homestead offers Zulu village tours, night turtle drives (seasonal), black rhino tracking on foot and participative conservation experiences.

Phinda Homestead is ideal for families and friends looking for an exclusive luxury safari experience.

Price includes

Accommodation, all meals, soft drink, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, tea and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, one hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.

Rate Excludes

Transfer other than from the lodge airstrip, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits, cigars, gratuities, landing fees, government bed levy, conservation or park fees and all items of a personal nature.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Long stay discounted rates: Stay for 6+ nights and save up to 20%: May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary.
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 1000 USD
$ 1000 USD
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Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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Our family comprising of 10 came to "Homestead" for a special family holiday from 4 corner of the globe, & we all got far more then we expected. There were 5 little boys all under the age of 9, & Nicci, Grant, Mark & the trackers made it extremely special for all. Nicci made sure we were all comfortable at all time & we treated it as our "Home away from home" the guides Mark & Grant taught the little ones all about the bush, not just seeing the wild life.By the time we left after 4 nights my little grandson who is just 4 + knew most of the animals by name. The rooms with a view!! One room was made up just for the 5 cousins to be together. All our meals were well planned ahead by our very own "master chef" Andries, the food was always 6 star quality. more food then we could consume. brunch at 11 am, high tea at 2 p.m, sun downers + Hot chocolate at about 5.30pm then a big dinner to follow. We were all well fed!! We had the most amazing sight when about 40 elephants came to have a drink from the pool, they gave us a show for well over an hour. A memory no one can take away!! Thank you to the "Homestead" family from the D'Silva's & the Polglaze families. A Holiday never to be forgotten by all.
Thanks to Barry, Nsika , Nicki and the rest of the Homestead team for an amazing time! We had an incredible two nights at the Homestead. The setting is idyllic with the waterhole right next to the lodge. The rooms, lounge, dining area and views are fantastic. We have great sightings of leopard, cheetah, lion and the farewell from the 20 elephants drinking from pool was out of this world. We will never forget. To Andries the food was fantastic we could have not asked for more. Yvonne, Dean, Caleb, Jordan, Tim and Leimomi say thank you !
If you can afford time at Phinda Homestead, don't hesitate just do it! Even if you can't afford it find a way to get in to this paradise. 4 Rooms - All friends - top quality fun, friendship & laughter. Service, food, viewing experience is simply outrageous. Love it!!!!
We were four couples traveling together and had a magical time at the Homestead. Cared for perfectly by Mark and Nicci we couldn;t have had a better time or had a better time game viewing. I can't recommend Homestead enough.
After a meeting in Sun City, a group of us went to Phinda - Homestead and Forest - to spend a few days on safari. My group was at the Phinda Homestead and this was one of the most incredible and beautiful places i have ever stayed (and i am a spoiled traveler). From the moment our plane landed in Phinda, we were greeted by the most friendly staff and they took care of everything from that moment on. The Homestead was just gorgeous and the staff made sure that everything was perfect -- from the food (which was beyond good) to the rooms (gorgeous) to assuring that everything we needed was the best of the best. Our chef for the weekend catered to us with such perfection that none of us ever left the table wanting anything more than what he served. Nikki, our hostess, was the consummate professional, always making sure that we were getting our needs met. And our guide Warrick, and spotter Josiah -- were the most fun and knowledgeable people to have with us -- we saw everything and then some on our outings on the game reserve. Our group felt like this was a vacation of a lifetime and for us it truly was. i would recommend Phinda Homestead to everyone and anyone interested in having the best of both worlds -- world class accommodations in an incredible game reserve where you see all the animals you can ever imagine. Phinda is part of the &Beyond; group and they know hospitality.
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