One of South Africa’s top private reserves, Phinda protects 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) of woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and rare dry sand forest. This rich tapestry of habitats protects an abundance of wildlife including cheetah, black rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and over 400 species of birds!
Choose between a handful of luxury lodges ranging in style from honeymoon-perfect Forest Lodge tucked amongst the trees to Mountain Lodge with its spellbinding views. Game drives led by Phinda’s expert rangers and trackers offer an excellent chance of seeing all of Africa’s Big 5, while nights are spent enjoying fine cuisine under a sky filled with stars.
Since this private reserve lies close to South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline, Phinda offers an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures. Enjoy a half-day beach outing including snorkeling in a protected marine reserve, go scuba diving amongst coral-covered pinnacles and gullies, and if you’re travelling between November and February you may even see leatherback or loggerhead turtles coming up onto the deserted coastline to lay their eggs.
A small taste of what you can look forward to on safari at Phinda Reserve.Play Video
Phinda Private Game Reserve covers an impressive 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) and has six very different lodges to choose from:
Phinda Private Game Reserve is located in South Africa’s northern KwaZulu-Natal region, within easy reach of the wild and beautiful Elephant Coast. The reserve lies a 3-hour drive from the city of Durban or short flight from Johannesburg directly to the Phinda airstrip.
— Jack Victory, USA,It was outstanding - the entire trip!
— Nick Burdett, United Kingdom,We had an Incredible Time
— Dr Gerard Oliver, UK,Amazing South African Hospitality