Phinda Mountain Lodge

South Africa

  • Enjoy sweeping views from the hilltop
  • Suites with private plunge pools
  • Game drives, walks and cultural activities
  • Spend a day at the beach
  • Al fresco meals on the tiered deck
  • Track black rhino on foot

Open: Phinda Mountain Lodge is open all year.

Location: The lodge is in Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Rooms: There are 23 rooms providing attractive, sophisticated accommodation with a Zulu flair.  Each has an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and his and hers basins, outdoor shower, sitting area and private deck with a plunge pool. There is also a family suite and family cottages for those travelling with children. Equally as attractive as the others. Soft tones of stone and grey with bursts of vibrant colour with deep blue, black, white and teal adding to the refined look.

Activities: Explore Phinda Private Game Reserve by 4x4 vehicle and on foot. Night drives and off-roading are permitted. You can also track black rhino on foot or enjoy an elephant conservation experience. The lodge offers excursions to the coast, where you can go swimming with whale sharks, and to a Zulu village for an insight into local life.

Facilities: The main building which houses the lounge is a crescent shape with a central open air courtyard. The lounge has a collection of games and books and an open fire, there's even a children's playroom. There are several decks at different levels for relaxing and eating, a boma for night dining, a rim flow pool, gym and yoga deck. There is a massage room. The gift shop showcases some beautiful basket and beadwork.

Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables in the dining room and outside on the on the decks. Some dinners are served in the atmospheric boma where you dine by candles and lanterns under the stars.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There is family accommodation and the lodge has a WILDchild programme of activities for youngsters and a playroom. Families opting for their own safari vehicle and guide will be able to tailor game drives to suit the children, returning to the lodge when they wish. The age limit on shared game drives is 12, though those aged 6 to 12 may be permitted at the lodge manager’s discretion. Child minding can be arranged. The lodge is not fenced so children need to be kept under supervision at all times.

Health: This is a low risk malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access and mobile phone reception.

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