Phinda Forest LodgePhinda Forest Lodge

Phinda Forest Lodge

From: $610.00

&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge lies within a private game reserve and an ancient evergreen forest. The area provides both a bush and beach experience with all the Big 5 present alongside pristine white beaches. The varied habitats are home to an incredible variety of wildlife making this a unique safari experience.


&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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Combine two countries in Africa and visit Zarafa Camp in the Okavango Delta.

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How to Get There

Fly In

From O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg fly with SA Airlink or Federal Air to Skukuza or Nelspruit Airports.

On arrival at either Airport you will be met by your guide who will drive you to the lodge. As this is a game drive the duration depends on game seen en route.

For assistance with domestic flights and ground arrangements, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari to Africa is seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • Walking safaris
  • 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.

At an additional charge…

• Phinda Adventures include Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, an ocean safari and black rhino tracking on foot.
• Specialist Safaris include birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking, luxury walking, family and
private safaris.



  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Adventures at Phinda
  • Government bed levy
  • Conservancy or park fees
  • Landing fees if applicable
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Domestic flights

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