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.
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.
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.
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.
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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