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Phinda Private Game Reserve

The cheetah prowls quietly past, almost under your nose. Luckily, you’re not its quarry, because in a chase over this terrain the cheetah is certainly faster than your 4×4.

African safaris are all about adventure, exploring an untouched wilderness and seeing diverse creatures acting out a natural life-in-the-bush drama in front of you. And watching a cheetah stalking a herd of bok is certainly dramatic. But not unusual; Phinda is a private game reserve that offers viewing of the Big Five and a high probability of seeing lionesses with their cubs, leopards, white and black rhinos, herds of elephants, large numbers of deer and bok, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, hippos, hyenas and wild dogs. Not to mention as many as 436 different species of birds.

And, because Phinda is a South African reserve you’ll enjoy luxury and fine dining at the end of the day. Definitely a reason for visiting during your luxury, tailor-made holiday to South Africa.

Phinda Private Game Reserve, at a glance

  • Exclusive collection of safari lodges set on a 56,000 acre private reserve
  • Close to the marine wonderworld of Sodwana Bay on the Indian Ocean
  • Choice of six different safari lodges, each designed to make the most of environments ranging from sand forests, busy waterholes, cliffs and valleys and the mountain top
  • Most typically feature private plunge pools, indoor/outdoor showers and en suite bathrooms
  • Spectacular views from observation decks, air conditioning, lounge areas and cosy fireplaces
  • Excellent dining with fine food accompanied by premium regional wines

For leisure and pleasure

  • Large swimming pool
  • Local trackers and rangers providing a complete safari experience
  • Regular sightings of all of the Big Five
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris to see large and small game
  • Black rhino tracking on foot
  • Specialised photographic safaris
  • Visits to an endangered wild cats project
  • Astonishing birdwatching with 536 recorded species
  • Tours of a nearby Zulu village
  • Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean
  • Turtle nesting expeditions
  • Sleeping out under the stars



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