&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge


A Zulu Zen safari lodge set in the heart of the Phinda Private Game Reserve. Mountain, Rock, Vlei, Zuka lodges and the exclusive-use Homestead are also located in the reserve.


In a sand forest within the Phinda Private Game Reserve, covering an area of about 90 km² in Kwazulu-Natal.


16 large stilted glass suites with private veranda, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Facilities include a swimming pool.


Day and night game drives in 4×4 open vehicles, walking safaris, tracking adventures, a night under the stars and visit to the local Zulu village.


The reserve hosts some of the more common larger mammals and predators like elephant, both black and white rhino, lion and leopard. Cheetah holds a special place here, having been reintroduced to the area after 50 years of absence. Smaller rare species like the red duiker and the tiny suni antelope can be found in the sand forest. About 415 bird species have been identified.


An award-winning luxury lodge where spectacular architectural design is fused with the ultimate in conservation principles. The glass suites offer an immersion in the sand forest and a close contact with nature. With its seven distinct habitats teeming with wildlife and its close proximity to the Indian Ocean, Phinda offers an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.