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Luxury Lodge - South Africa

Phinda Mountain Lodge


  • Especially suitable for families

  • Located in Phinda Private Game Reserve, which boasts 7 different ecosystems

  • Day and night game drives, walking safaris, and boat trips

  • Breathtaking views of the bush and the Lebombo Mountains

  • Elegant luxury lodge with personal flair


Phinda Mountain Lodge is a Big Five safari destination that will steal your heart with its beautiful private suites. Enjoy one of the best views in the world and access to a selection of adventure safaris. With glamorous guest rooms inspired by Zul culture and stunning views, this stylish lodge is a place where you will feel at home.



  1. South Africa
  2. KwaZulu Natal

The Phinda Private Game Reserve covers an impressive 23000 hectares of protected land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Experience one of the best places on the continent to see wildlife, 415 bird species, and the Big Five. The region is especially famous for encounters with cheetahs and the rare black rhino. With its seven different ecosystems, Phinda is often referred to as the "Seven Worlds of Wonders", which includes woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, and forests.

Near the lodge is Lake Sibaya, the largest freshwater lake in southern Africa with a diverse birdlife. Phinda Mountain Lodge is situated on a slightly elevated hillside overlooking the bush and Lebombo Mountains.

Phinda Mountain Lodge belongs to the renowned &Beyond Group. This group stands for sustainable and responsible travel and combines comfortable accommodation with excellent service as well as excellent opportunities for wildlife observation.

In the sociable common room with a veranda you can chat with the other guests or browse through one of the books in the library. If you want a souvenir, there’s an in-house souvenir store.

The hotel's restaurant serves delicious pan-African food with an incomparable view of the Ubombo Mountains. You can also enjoy your meals in the traditional boma, which is lit by countless candles and lanterns. Phina is famous for its bush banquets in the nature, which will surely remain in your memory forever.

Free WiFi is available in all suites and the common room.

Majestically nestled in the ridge of the mountains, Phinda Mountain Lodge offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the endless blue African sky above you, you can enjoy your stay in any of the 25 suites. The suites include three family cottages and one family suite with four bedrooms.

Each of the lodges has its own terrace, so you can be sure to enjoy the views in peace and quiet.

The thatched suites at Phinda Mountain Lodge each have a separate bathroom with shower and toilet, a sitting area, a minibar, a safe, and a telephone.

In addition, the suites have an outdoor shower and a private plunge pool from which you can observe the surroundings.

During your stay at Phinda Mountain Lodge, you will receive two game drives daily in an open jeep in the afternoon and evening as well as exciting nature walks and extraordinary river cruises for free.

For a fee, the hotel staff will take you to a Zulu village or to an adventure on Maputaland beach. Also worth noting are the nocturnal turtle sightings, black rhino discovery tours on foot, swimming with whale sharks, and a visit to a wildcat project.

Special safaris are also available for a fee, including bird sightings, photography tours, and close encounters with rhinos.

Closest city: Durban (approx. 350 km)

Closest airport: King Shaka International Airport

Number of rooms: 25


  • 1 night including full board and activities in a Mountain Lodge Cottage


  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips
  • Insurance
  • Visa

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