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Located on the edge of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Phinda is regarded as a model of conservation.

Established some fifteen years ago, the 185 square kilometres of land had been extensively farmed.

Phinda returned to nature

Lion in the ReserveHowever, through careful management and the reintroduction of indigenous species, it has been returned to its natural state and comprises seven separate ecospheres from savannah to the rare sand forest.

Game viewing is very good here.

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    Accommodation choices for Phinda Private Game Reserve

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Phinda Private Game Reserve. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Phinda Forest Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

      Phinda Forest Lodge

      First Class

      Forest Lodge puts you in the heart of the famous Dry Sand Forest in rooms that are raised above the forest floor to minimise their ecological impact.

    • Phinda Rock Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

      Phinda Rock Lodge

      Deluxe

      This is a very exclusive lodge, small, intimate and beautifully decorated: perfect for those looking for privacy and also for those who appreciate traditional African art and architecture.

    • Mountain Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

      Phinda Mountain Lodge

      First Class

      Mountain Lodge sits atop one of the rolling summits in the hillier part of the Phinda Reserve, and from the central lodge decking there are great views out over the bush.

    • Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

      Phinda Vlei Lodge

      Deluxe

      The modern, open feel of the rooms, and the proximity to the forest and vlei, make this a wonderful, unique place to stay. In addition, the small number of rooms and the space between them helps generate a feeling of real exclusivity.