Phinda Mountain Lodge (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is ideal for a family safari

Perched on a hilltop, with wraparound views of the lush Lebombo foothills and the surrounding Zululand bush; andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is the ultimate family safari destination in Phinda Private Game Reserve. This iconic Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28,555 hectares (70,560 acres) of protected wildlife land in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. 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.

In the main area; guests can swap safari stories around the inviting bar and enjoy meals in the interactive kitchen; complete with a pizza oven (ideal fun for the kids to create their favorites); or in the traditional stone and reed boma, illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns. Phinda is famous for its bush banquets in unexpected settings, and guests may well find themselves savoring their meal in a spectacular clearing in the bush beneath the stars.

A sparkling lodge rim flow pool follows the natural curves of the mountain; while a new ‘state of the art’ gym is ideal for fitness fanatics. A massage sala is available for those wanting to indulge in tranquil treatments.

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge Accommodation

Phinda Mountain Lodge accommodates a maximum of 50 guests; in 16 x suites, six x cottages (or three adjoining family cottages); and one x family suite. There is WiFi in suites and guest areas and disabled access with assistance.

Natural light streams through the expansive glass windows of the suites and cottages; while private decks provide breathtaking views of natural beauty. Each boasts an elegant en suite bathroom, an outdoor shower, well-stocked personal bars, and private plunge pools.

Phinda Mountain Lodge accommodation - cottage
Phinda Mountain Lodge accommodation – cottage

Family safari at Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Mountain Lodge Family Safaris

We highly recommended Phinda Mountain Lodge for families (children of all ages are welcome). With three family cottages and a Family Suite; there is an accommodation option to suit you. To ensure kids leave with treasured memories the WILDChild program is filled with fun and interactive activities.

WILDChild activities at andBeyond Phinda
WILDChild activities at andBeyond Phinda

When booking a family cottage or the family suite; you will have exclusive access to a private safari vehicle and guide; throughout your stay; to tailor make your game drives for your family’s interests, ages, and attention span of younger children; leaving and coming back to the lodge at any time.

The family cottages accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 children as they are interlinked.

The family suite at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is designed to provide just the right balance of privacy and security for larger families traveling with children. The suite boasts a shared lounge area; as well as two elegant adult bedrooms; each with an en suite bathroom (with indoor and outdoor showers). Additionally; two interleading children’s rooms; ensuring that parents can keep a watchful eye on younger children. A private veranda off the shared lounge offers the ideal setting for gathering and swapping tales of the day’s adventures; while a nearby pathway leads directly to the sunny deck around the lodge pool. The family suite can accommodate up to four adults and four children under the age of 16.

Phinda Mountain Lodge Family suite accommodation
Phinda Mountain Lodge Family suite accommodation

The lodge is also able to accommodate a limited number of triple rooms. This means that should parents want to share a room with a child (16 years or younger); an additional bed will be set up in the parents’ room.

Child policy at Phinda Mountain Lodge

Children aged twelve years and older staying in suites; are permitted on game drives and nature walks. At the lodge manager’s discretion; kids aged six to eleven are permitted on game drives. Children younger than six cannot participate in game drives; however; childminders can be arranged; during game drives and meal times; at an additional cost.

If using a private vehicle; children of any age may go on a game drive with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide; based on the behavior of both child and animals. To ensure the safety of all; distances to animals may be greater, and certain sightings may be avoided.

Child Age (sharing with 1 or 2 adults)Cost (excluding family suite)Notes
0 – 2 yearsFree of chargeCots are subject to availability
3 – 5 yearsTriple rooms are subject to availability
6 – 16 years50% of full adult rate
6 – 16 years in their own room1st child will be charged the full adult rate.
2nd & 3rd child is charged 50% of the adult rate.
Maximum of 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge Accommodation Rates

11th January 2022 until 10th January 2023

Suites R10 350 per person sharing
Cottages R9 500 per person sharing
Family Suite R41 400 per unit
Family Cottage R34 635 per unit

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

Phinda Mountain Lodge Rates Include / Exclude

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.

Phinda walking safaris - rhino
Phinda walking safaris – rhino

Discounts at Phinda Mountain Lodge

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

Until 31st December 2022: 15% discount

This is based on per person per night published rates with longer than a 5 night stay at one or; a combination of andBeyond 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 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 through 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, ensuring an exclusive honeymoon experience.
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

We also do weddings at all andBeyond Lodges so combine your safari wedding with this honeymoon package.

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

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