Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Price from$834

andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game viewing experiences, including cheetah, Phinda features Africa's Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), endangered black rhino, and 415 bird species.

Phinda is described as the 'Seven Worlds of Wonder', a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans. Phinda is a wilderness sanctuary where intimate encounters and rare discoveries can be experienced firsthand. With unspoiled beaches and spectacular reefs nearby, and an abundance of wildlife, Phinda offers the perfect bush and beach adventure.

Phinda Private Game Reserve Kwazulu Natal Phinda is set in the warm climes near the Indian Ocean coast, just three hours' drive from Durban. With seven distinct ecosystems, it includes woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans. Twice daily game drives, interpretive bush walks, river canoeing are included, as well as delicious Pan-African cuisine. Phinda is home to many families of cats, including cheetah, lion and leopard. Rhino enthusiasts have a high chance of viewing both white and black rhino.

• All meals • Safari activities • Nature walks • Laundry • House beverages • Tea & coffee

Pricing (per person, per night) $NZD



5 Star

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Mountain Lodge Cottage

Rock or Vlei Lodge Suite













Booking conditions

Prices do not include transportation to/from your lodge, as there are various options to consider, depending upon your entire African itinerary.

Prices are based on the lowest season subject to seasonal surcharges. National Park entry fees and landing fees (if applicable) are additional.

Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room throughout the year.

Please contact World Journeys with your intended dates of travel. Special offers are regularly available including extra nights or long stay discounts, therefore we advise you to check with us for a current quotation.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Stay 3 or more nights at a Phinda Lodge and save on flights or transfers!

Stay for 3 nights or more at Phinda Mountain Lodge, Forest Lodge, Rock Lodge, Vlei or Zuka Lodge and save up to $730 saving per person (2019) on flights to and from Phinda with SA Airlink OR receive return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda free of charge. The saving for stays in 2020 is up $800 per person. Savings vary depending on the specific itinerary you choose. Ask us about further terms and conditions which apply.

As for Phinda, wow!

I am very pleased that I left the Phinda side trip to last. As for Phinda itself, wow, you were correct in what you said. I am really pleased I was at Forest Lodge and if money was no object I would definitely return. I had a great ranger/driver for the duration and although there are no guarantees for animal sightings the region did not disappoint. He even said that I had quite an exceptional time of viewings - maybe they say that to all but I think he was genuine. Easier to say what I didn't see - sadly no Black Rhino and only a Leopard Cub in the darkness of the night, so although they thought that was special (and it was) I would have loved to have seen an adult Leopard. There are no African Wild Dogs on Phinda specifically, although they can be seen from time to time if they breach the fence but I didn't see any this trip, not even in Kruger. Apart from the 'luxury' of Phinda - as in the wonderful accommodation, food and service - Phinda delivered a more "authentic African wildlife experience" for me and that is what I was really hoping for. It was really quite perfect in that regard, so from my perspective you could book it for clients with confidence.