&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge
Phinda Private Game Reserve
&Beyond Forest Lodge lies within Phinda Private Game Reserve and is a vast area of 28 555 hectares (70 560 acres) that is all protected wilderness. With seven distinct habitats, the reserve is frequently described as being seven areas of absolute wonder. It is a beautiful combination of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest all interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans.
The reserve is extremely close to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean. This allows guests a unique opportunity to combine both beach and bush.
Phinda is home to Africa’s Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino), as well as 436 bird species. The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive Cheetah.
Forest Lodge has just sixteen suites that have been constructed on stilts and appear to float between the forest floor and the Torchwood trees. Each glass-encased suite presents a simplistic decor that incorporates high-gloss wooden floors, rich tactile fabrics and brightly accented Zulu artifacts.
The suites feature luxurious en-suite bathrooms with slate hand basins and viewing decks where guests can drink in the sight of graceful Nyala and Duiker antelope in the dappled shade of the forest. The lodge’s sparkling rim-flow swimming pool, as well as the expansive decks in its seating area, looks out over sweeping views of an open plain. A traditional African boma is enclosed with a wooden fence and offers lantern-lit open-air dining beneath a heaven of stars.
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