- Those sunsets
- Views from suites
- Private plunge pools
- Phinda Game Reserve
- Outdoor showers
- Romance of Africa
- Lodge type Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Zululand
- Lodge size; 6 luxury suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Perched on a rocky outcrop with dramatic views of the surrounding bushveld, Phinda Rock Lodge offers visitors a luxurious stay amongst the wildlife of Africa.
An intimate and personal experience with only six suites, friendly staff, amazing cuisine, and stunning game viewing makes for a safari destination that few can compete with.
Phinda Rock Lodge is perfect for honeymooners and romantics alike with private plunge pools, outdoor showers, romantic dinners and not a child under 12 in sight :)
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.
Perched on the side of a rocky cliff, six supremely luxurious and spacious suites await.
Each with a private viewing deck and plunge pool, king-sized beds and those stunning views all wrapped in air-conditioned comfort.
En-suite bathrooms offer guests large bathtubs, outdoor showers and his and hers wash basins.
Pan African styled cuisine has always been a highlight when staying in Phinda, Rock lodge is no exception. Dinners in most cases are served up either on the main viewing deck or the indoor dining area.
The occasional bush breakfast after a morning game drive is a highlight served in a remote location.
When the weather allows, a bush dinner is on the cards under a carpet of African stars.
From the central guest area at Rock Lodge one has sweeping views out over the Phinda Game Reserve and the Lebombo Mountains from the lounge, dining area and viewing deck.
A fireplace for those cool winter days and evening as well as a small library are also found here.
All central guest areas are air-conditioned and offer Wi-Fi
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
Children over the age of 12 years are most welcome.
In-room spa treatments and massages are available for guests.
Rates from R11 400.00 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