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Phinda Forest Lodge


Costs start at (PP): R

2 Nights 3 Days


Time for an epic safari experience at Phinda Forest Lodge in the heart of the sand forest



Phinda Private Game Reserve


Open-vehicle Game Drives


Luxury Phinda Forest Lodge


Nature Walks


Big Five Safari Experience


Delicious Cuisine


Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the award-winning andBeyond Forest Lodge fuses architecture and conservation. The lodge was hand built by local artisans, with a minimal footprint on the forest floor – not one tree was felled during construction. An exquisite contradiction, floor-to-ceiling glass walls invite the forest inside, while the dense tree canopy shelters and provides privacy. Floating on stilts above the forest floor while dainty suni graze below, the 16 Zulu Zen suites blend harmoniously into the dappled shade.

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, as well as the Big Five. There are also several resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide you with an exceptional sighting of all of these animals.



  • Check in to Phinda Forest Lodge between 12h00-14h00pm

  • After settling in enjoy high tea followed by an exciting evening game drive with sundowner’s served enroute

  • Return to the lodge for dinner

  • Overnight: Phinda Vlei Lodge Full Board


  • With the reputation of being one of the best places to view and photograph cheetahs in their natural environment we depart for an early morning game drive to track these elusive creatures, along with the other predators such as lion and leopard

  • Afternoon at leisure to enjoy spa treatments, have a gym workout, or lounge by the pool

  • With sunrise and sunset being the best times to look for game we head into the bush in open vehicles for another exhilarating safari

  • Dinner

  • Overnight: Phinda Forest Lodge Full Board


  • We depart for our final early morning game drive to seek those animals we may not have yet seen

  • Return to the lodge for a buffet breakfast

  • Check out 11h00am – please settle any extra expenses you may have incurred during your stay


  • 2 nights Phinda Forest Lodge Full Board

  • All meals

  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on game drives

  • Laundry

  • 4 safari game drives

  • One hour nature walk accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • Complimentary Swarovski Optic binoculars per room during your stay


  • Transfers to Phinda Vlei Lodge

  • Conservation levies

  • Telephone calls

  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars

  • Any purchase of a personal nature

  • Spa treatments

  • Any additional activity not on the itinerary

  • Gratuities

  • Private travel and medical insurance


  • Swimming costume

  • Sunscreen & sun hat

  • Camera

  • Comfortable walking shoes

Please note:

  • Transfers to Phinda Private Game Reserve from Durban and Surrounds can be arranged at R3500 each way

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