Phinda Mountain LodgePhinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Mountain Lodge

From: $570.00

Phinda Mountain Lodge sits high up with dramatic views of the Ubombo mountain range. Combining bush, beach and the Big 5 the location fulfills every desire for a truly unique African safari. Suites are luxuriously appointed with wide decks and outdoor showers.


&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Mountain 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.

Perched on a dramatic hill top with panoramic views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range, and the surrounding bush,  Mountain Lodge is a dramatic safari destination. The lodge comprises 16 suites, three family cottages (two rooms each) and the exclusive family suite which presents an eagle eye view of the reserve below.


Spacious and luxurious suites bring natural light through tall glass windows. The elegant en-suite bathrooms are inspired by Zulu basket ware designs. A magically appointed personal bar, private sitting area, lounge and a spacious veranda with a plunge pool and outdoor shower.

Main Guest Area

A spacious bar area links to the pool, spa and gym that features state-of-the-art equipment and a yoga deck with a view. Delicious meals are served in the dining area that features an interactive kitchen and pizza oven. Bush dinners take place under the stars in the traditional stone and reed Boma. Phinda is renowned for its bush banquets in natural, unexpected settings, and guests may well find themselves enjoying their meal in a spectacular clearing in the bush.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to South Africa.

If all you want is wildlife then Ngala Safari Lodge or Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge will make all your dreams of an African safari come true.

If you are concerned for the plight of the Rhino then get involved or donate with the International Rhino Foundation.

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
  • 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, black rhino tracking on foot and participation conservation experiences (elephant, rhino, pangolin)
• Specialist Safaris include birding, infrared night eye, photographic,specialist 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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