- Those sunsets over the Phinda Private Game Reserve
- Views from suites and those private plunge pools
- "Big Five" game viewing and safari experience
- Outdoor showers overlooking a cliff face
- Romance of Africa with a intimate plunge pool
- Scuba diving and turtle tracking in season
- Lodge Type: Safari Lodge
- Location; Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
- Lodge Size: 6 Luxury Suites
- Recommended Stay: 2-5 nights
Experience The Majesty Of Zululand! Escape To Luxury And Adventure At Phinda Rock Lodge
Perched majestically on a rugged rocky outcrop overlooking the breathtaking bushveld, AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge offers discerning visitors an unparalleled and luxurious stay amidst the awe-inspiring wildlife of Africa. With its intimate ambience and exclusive setting, this remarkable lodge boasts only six exquisitely designed suites, ensuring a truly intimate and personal experience. The warm and attentive staff, renowned for their hospitality, will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive.
Embark on unforgettable game drives and immerse yourself in the mesmerising world of African wildlife. With experienced guides leading the way, you'll have the opportunity to witness the "Big Five" and other fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. From thrilling encounters with lions and elephants to the graceful movements of leopards and cheetahs, every game drive at Phinda Rock Lodge is a safari experience like no other.
Romance is in the air at Phinda Rock Lodge, making it the perfect destination for honeymooners and those seeking a romantic getaway. Unwind and relax in the privacy of your suite, complete with a secluded plunge pool and an outdoor shower that allows you to connect with nature in the most intimate way. Indulge in romantic dinners under the starlit African sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
At AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge, tranquillity and exclusivity go hand in hand. With a strict no-children-under-12 policy, you can be assured of a serene and peaceful environment, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of this remarkable wildlife haven.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and let Phinda Rock Lodge transport you to a world of beauty, serenity, and unforgettable moments.
AndBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, located in the picturesque Zululand region of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is a stunning destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Nestled between the renowned Mkuze Game Reserve, the breathtaking Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, and the sparkling Indian Ocean, Phinda offers an unrivalled natural setting.
Encompassing an impressive expanse of 29,000 hectares, this remarkable reserve is celebrated for its exceptional opportunities to spot the magnificent "Big Five" - lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. But that's not all! Visitors can also marvel at the grace and speed of cheetahs, observe other captivating plains game species, and delight in the vibrant presence of over 380 species of birds.
What truly sets Phinda apart is its remarkable diversity. It boasts seven distinct ecosystems, each with its own unique characteristics. From the lush woodlands and expansive grasslands to the serene wetlands and enchanting forests, every corner of the AndBeyond Phinda Game Reserve offers a captivating experience. Scale the majestic mountain ranges, follow the meandering river courses, and explore the mesmerising marshes - each ecosystem presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Rooms And Suites
Perched on a rugged, majestic rocky cliff, six supremely luxurious and incredibly spacious suites at Phinda Rock Lodge await, offering an unparalleled retreat for the discerning traveller.
Each of these meticulously designed suites boasts a private viewing deck, allowing you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. Take a refreshing dip in your own plunge pool as you soak up the panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Inside, you'll find nothing but the utmost comfort and indulgence. Sink into the plush king-sized beds, perfectly positioned to maximise your enjoyment of those mesmerising views. The suites are thoughtfully equipped with air-conditioning, ensuring a cool and tranquil ambience even on the warmest days.
The en-suite bathrooms are a sanctuary of relaxation, featuring generously sized bathtubs where you can unwind and rejuvenate after a day of exploration. For a truly immersive experience, step into the outdoor showers and let the warm water cascade over you, surrounded by the untouched natural beauty that envelops the cliffside retreat. The his and hers wash basins provide ample space for your own personal pampering rituals.
With every detail carefully considered, these suites offer an idyllic haven where luxury and nature seamlessly converge, promising an unforgettable escape for those seeking the ultimate retreat.
Cuisine And Wine
AndBeyond Phinda's Rock Lodge is a true gem when experiencing the vibrant Pan-African culinary delights. With its authentic and diverse cuisine, dining at Rock Lodge is an absolute treat that will tantalise your taste buds. As you indulge in the delectable dinners, prepared with utmost care and creativity, you have the option to relish the mouthwatering dishes on the main viewing deck, where you can soak in the breathtaking views, or in the cosy indoor dining area, where you can enjoy a more intimate setting.
But that's not all! The surprises continue with the occasional bush breakfast, served in a secluded spot after an exciting morning game drive. Picture yourself savouring a sumptuous meal amidst the tranquillity of the bush, surrounded by nature's beauty.
And when the weather permits, an extraordinary bush dinner awaits you under a mesmerising carpet of African stars. Imagine dining in the heart of the wilderness, with the enchanting ambience created by the flickering lanterns and the symphony of nature serenading you.
At Phinda's Rock Lodge, every meal is an unforgettable experience, where the fusion of Pan-African flavours, stunning locations, and warm hospitality come together to create magical culinary moments.
From the central guest area at AndBeyond Rock Lodge, nestled within the breathtaking Phinda Game Reserve, one is treated to sweeping views of the magnificent Lebombo Mountains.
Immerse yourself in the splendour of the lounge, dining area, and viewing deck, where you can relax and marvel at the awe-inspiring natural beauty that surrounds you. A cosy fireplace awaits on cool winter days and evenings, creating a warm and inviting ambience. And for those seeking moments of quiet contemplation, a small library beckons, offering a sanctuary for book lovers.
Rest assured, all central guest areas at Phinda Rock Lodge are air-conditioned for your comfort, and Wi-Fi connectivity is available to keep you connected to the world. At the same time, you soak in the serenity of your surroundings.
Wildlife enthusiasts visiting Phinda can look forward to a range of exciting activities. Start your day with exhilarating morning game drives, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush. For a closer connection with nature, embark on mid to late-morning bush walks, where experienced guides will unveil the secrets of the wilderness. In the afternoon, hop on a game drive that extends into the evening, witnessing the captivating transformation of the African landscape as the sun sets.
While staying at AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge, you can engage in additional activities that enhance your safari experience. Immerse yourself in the Zulu culture with insightful village tours, or join night turtle drives during the nesting season to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Scuba safaris offer a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater world, while an ocean safari allows you to encounter marine life up close. For the adventurous at heart, tracking Black Rhino on foot is an adrenaline-pumping experience that brings you face to face with these majestic creatures.
The Phinda Game Reserve also offers specialist safaris tailored to specific interests. Birding enthusiasts can embark on dedicated birding safaris to spot various avian species. Capture stunning wildlife photographs on a photographic safari, or participate in rhino capture and research activities to contribute to conservation efforts. Experience the thrill of tracking wildlife with specialist tracking safaris, or indulge in the luxury of walking safaris, where you can soak in the beauty of the African wilderness on foot.
Private safari vehicles are available for a more personalised experience to ensure maximum comfort and flexibility during your safari adventure at Phinda.
Spa And Wellness
Guests can indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with luxurious in-room spa treatments and massages designed to rejuvenate and revitalise the mind, body, and soul. Pamper yourself with a wide range of treatments tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a genuinely blissful stay and safari at Phinda Rock Lodge.
Rock Lodge provides an unparalleled luxury safari experience that harmoniously blends comfort, adventure, and immersive encounters with nature. From the exquisite accommodation and awe-inspiring views to the gastronomic delights, invigorating safari activities, and opulent spa treatments, there is a touch of magic in every aspect of your stay.
With its unique location in the heart of a thriving Phinda Private Game Reserve, Rock Lodge offers a wildlife encounter that stirs the soul and captivates the senses.
Whether you are a nature lover, adventurer or one who seeks serenity in the wild, AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge promises an unforgettable journey into the African wilderness.
Rates from R20 720.00 per person
- Phinda Rock Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- 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