Phinda Mountain Lodge


The renowned Phinda Private Game Reserve, (pronounced “”Pin-duh””), spans across an impressive 29,866 hectares of wildlife terrain. With its seven diverse ecosystems, Phinda is frequently characterized as the ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’. It is conveniently located near pristine beaches and stunning coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unparalleled blend of safari and beach adventures.

Phinda Mountain Lodge is an exceptional destination for families, with its three Family Cottages, a Family Suite, and specialized WILDchild program. This program is provides entertaining and interactive activities, giving children the chance to depart with cherished memories of their African bush experience.


Phinda Mountain Lodge presents three distinct accommodations types: 16 suites, six cottages (which can be converted into three interconnected family cottages), and one family suite. All are bathed in natural light streaming through expansive glass windows, while private decks offer stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Each option also includes outdoor showers, well-stocked personal bars, and private plunge pools.


In the central area, guests can gather around the inviting bar to swap safari tales and enjoy meals in the interactive kitchen, complete with a pizza oven – an enjoyable activity for kids. A traditional stone and reed boma, illuminated by numerous candles and lanterns, is the perfect scene for al fresco dining. The lodge also has a sparkling rim flow pool which follows the natural contours of the mountain, while a newly built state-of-the-art gym caters to fitness enthusiasts, and a massage sala is available for those seeking tranquil treatments.


Plunge Pool




Outside Shower

In-room Safe

Tea / Coffee Station


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You can enjoy twice-daily trips exploring the South African wilderness, giving you the chance to see some of the country’s most treasured wildlife. Additionally, there’s the option for a nighttime safari experience, providing thrilling drives after sunset. By arranging a private vehicle and expert guide, our safaris can be customized to cater to a variety of interests. These specialized safaris promise an unmatched understanding of the wilderness and include private, birdwatching, photography, and family-focused excursions, each offering its own unique experience. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to spend a night under the stars in the heart of the bush, embarking on an exciting overnight adventure surrounded by the sounds of Africa at night, with the assurance of safety provided by an armed guard.

Phinda is renowned for its convenient proximity to the Indian Ocean coastline and the renowned iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Enhancing Phinda’s allure is the marine richness of nearby Sodwana Bay, offering outstanding opportunities for scuba diving, fishing, and turtle watching among its top attractions. Visitors can select from a range of seasonal activities to delve into the Maputaland region and its exciting oceanic adventures.


Ocean Adventures

From turtle nesting adventures to ocean safaris, snorkelling and scuba diving, there’s plenty of marine encounters to explore.


Wildlife Conservation

Depending on availability, you’ll have the chance to participate in either rhino notching or rhino de-horning.


Walking Safari

Encounter a variety of plains game from a safe distance and be mesmerized by the reserve’s smaller inhabitants.


Cultural Tours

In addition to community visits, local Zulu villagers provide guests with opportunities to immerse themselves in their daily lives, routines, and traditional rituals.


Night Drives

At dusk, the bush unveils its true character, where you can observe nocturnal animals like bushbabies and genets performing their nightly rituals.


Bird Watching

Embark on a quest to spot over 435 bird species in a private vehicle accompanied by a specialist guide.