Phinda Forest Lodge (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

Phinda Forest Lodge - cheetah on Big 5 safari

andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge accommodation is set in the heart of a rare, and beautiful sand forest. This award winning safari lodge fuses spectacular ‘eco sensitive’ design; with the ultimate in conservation policies and light environmental footprint.

The 16 suites accommodate a maximum of 32 guests; built on stilts that appear to float between the forest floor and the towering torchwood trees. The glass walls of Phinda Forest Lodge’s air conditioned suites; offer a sweeping view of one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. A dense canopy provides privacy and ‘floor to ceiling’ windows invite the forest in; with the wonderful opportunity to view fluttering birds nesting in the foliage and wildlife roaming outside your glass “bubble”. WiFi is available in the suites as well as in the Safari Shop / guest reception.

andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge accommodation
andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge accommodation

Designed in a style known as Zulu Zen; each handcrafted, glass-encased suite boasts a minimalist flair; that incorporates glossy wooden floors, richly tactile fabrics, and brightly accented Zulu artifacts. The suites feature luxurious en suite bathrooms with slate hand basins and viewing decks; where guests can watch the graceful Nyala and Duiker in the shade of the forest.

Phinda Forest Lodge swimming pool
Phinda Forest Lodge swimming pool

On the edge of the forest, just before a clearing that overlooks a small waterhole; lies the lodge’s sparkling rim flow swimming pool; an ideal place to rest in between game drives. Large decks in the lounge area; look out onto panoramic views of an open meadow; where animals frequently graze.

A traditional outdoor African boma offers romantic lantern lit dining; beneath a canvas of stars.

Children are welcome at Forest Lodge (sharing with 1 adult or in their own room).

Where is Phinda Forest Lodge?

Phinda is found in Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda Private Game Reserve is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland, and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes, and pans. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences; the reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five; as well as 436 bird species.

Birding safari - Lilac Breasted Roller
Birding safari – Lilac Breasted Roller

Weddings at Phinda Forest Lodge

A wedding at Phinda Forest Lodge is on most people’s bucket lists – see more details on andBeyond Safari Wedding.

Phinda Forest Lodge Accommodation Rates

From 11th January 2022 until 10th January 2023: R10 350 per person sharing

Single Supplement:
From the 1st May until 31st October and the 21st December to 10th January; a 50% supplement applies to all single rooms.
From the 1st November until 20th December; a 50% supplement applies from the third single room per booking.
A single supplement applies when an adult is sharing with an infant.

The All-Inclusive rate includes:

Luxurious accommodation
Three delicious meals daily including all teas and coffees
Two scheduled game drives daily in an open safari vehicle and one hour interactive bush walks accompanied by an experienced Ranger and Tracker (for more details on included and excluded activities please see Phinda Private Game Reserve)
House wines, local brand spirits, beers, soft drinks, and also water
Laundry service
Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
VAT / Taxes
A complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during your stay.

Rates exclude transfers / park fees and extras.

Discounts at Phinda Forest Lodge

Stay longer for less at &Beyond in South Africa: Visit and save up to 15%

Valid until 31st December 2022: a 15% discount

This is based on per person per night published rates with longer than a 5 night stay.

Long Stay Rates may be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa; except between June & August.

Fly me to Phinda

Stay for 3 nights at Phinda Mountain, Phinda Rock, Phinda Forest, Phinda Vlei, or Phinda Zuka Lodges, and we’ll credit you with R2 750 per flight leg on Airlink flights to Phinda
OR; return scheduled transfers between Durban (King Shaka International Airport) and Phinda Game Reserve.
The flight is subject to availability and also must be booked with us
The offer is valid for a minimum of 2 guests and does not apply to groups of 12 or more
The offer does not apply to Cottages, Family Cottages, and Family Suites.
Valid until 10th January 2023 using the full paying adult guests rates.

Honeymoon Safari at Phinda Game Reserve Offer:

Each &Beyond lodge offers a unique set of private activities and experiences, themed in romance; to be sure you have the best honeymoon.
This exclusive Safari Honeymoon Offer includes a 50% saving on one partner’s luxurious accommodation at any of &Beyond safari lodges.
Normally the honeymoon offer is valid up to 6 months from the wedding date; but due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions; guests who were married between 1st March 2020 – 31st December 2021; now also qualify for our honeymoon offer; if they travel before the 15th December 2022.
Excludes family suites, family rooms, and villas
Valid all year for a minimum of a 2 night stay

Phinda Forest Lodge (Kwa-Zulu Natal)
Phinda Forest Lodge
Phinda Game Reserve Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa

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