- Game Drives and Walks
- Family and child-friendly
- Those views
- Phinda wildlife
- Turtle tracking in season
- Cuisine and bush breakfasts
- Lodge type Safari Lodge
- Location; Zululand
- Lodge size; 25 suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Phinda Mountain Lodge offers up some of the best panoramic views of any lodge in South Africa from her majestic position on top of a mountain (more of a hill really).
A very personal experience with genuinely friendly staff awaits. It is from Mountain Lodge that gets to experience some of Africa's finest "Big 5" game viewing, from game drives and nature walks to canoeing estuaries and scuba safaris.
The perfect destination for couples, families and groups of friends alike.
Phinda Private Game Reserve in the Zululand region of KwaZulu Natal is nestled between the Mkuze Game Reserve, Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Indian Ocean.
Comprising of 29 000 hectares, the reserve is famed for offering guests an excellent chance of sighting the "Big 5", cheetah, black rhino and other plains game as well as over 380 species of bird all the while being surround by pristine bushveld.
Phinda contains seven distinct ecosystems; woodland, grassland, wetland, forest, mountain ranges, river courses and marshes.
16 suites, three family cottages and a family suite await guests on arrival. Each wrapped in air-conditioned comfort and offer stunning vistas out over the Phinda Private Game Reserve.
King-sized beds, private plunge pools and viewing decks with a sitting area.
En-suite bathrooms with large bathtubs, his and her hand basins and seriously nice outdoor showers.
Wi-Fi is available in all suites as a added bonus.
Delicious Pan African cuisine is served at Mountain Lodge no matter the time of day. breakfast and lunch is served indoors on days when the weather has turned or outside on the shaded deck.
An open-air boma is the spot for dinners.
Phinda Mountain Lodge is renowned for its bush banquets in unique, unexpected settings.
Central guest areas are numerous in and around Phinda Mountain Lodge all with stunning mountain and bushveld views.
A shaded swimming pool and lookout deck are the best spots to spot the passing wildlife or sit back with a pair of binoculars and do some bird spotting.
Lounge, indoor and outdoor dinings area, small bar and a small library are all on offer.
All indoor guests area are air-conditioned to help with those humid summer days.
Wildlife activities that are included;
- Morning game drives
- Mid to late morning bush walks
- Afternoon into evening game drives
Activities that are optional when staying at Phinda;
- Zulu village tours
- Night turtle drives (seasonal)
- Scuba Safaris
- An ocean safari
- Tracking Black Rhino on foot
Specialist Safaris include
- Rhino capture and research
- Luxury walking
- Private safari vehicles
Families and children are most welcome at Phinda Mountain Lodge, special kid-friendly menus, babysitting options are available as is a WILDchild programme.
The Phinda WILDchild programme is all about fun and interactive activities with opportunities to learn and discover all about the African bushveld and surrounding cultures.
The lodge is unfenced; parents need to have an eye on the kids at all times. The reserve is also in a low-risk Malaria area so precautions for the little ones do need to be taken.
In-room spa treatments and massages are available for guests.
Rates from R8 980.00 pp
- Three meals daily
- Soft drinks
- House wines
- Local brand spirits and beers
- Teas and coffees
- Refreshments on game drives
- Safari activities
- One hour nature walks
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
- Administration fee
- Telephone calls
- Safari shop purchases
- All items of a personal nature
- Fine wines
- Premium brand spirits and cigars
- Government bed levy
- Conservancy or park fees
- Landing fees
- Phinda Adventures
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season