Phinda Mountain Lodge (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is ideal for a family safari

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is perched on a hilltop, with wraparound views of the lush Lebombo foothills and the surrounding Zululand bush. It 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. 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.

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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.

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge accommodation
Phinda Mountain Lodge Cottage

Family safari at Phinda Mountain Lodge

We highly recommended Phinda Mountain Lodge for families (children of all ages are welcome).

Phinda Mountain Lodge Family Safaris

With 3 x 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.

Family safari at andBeyond Phinda
WILDChild activities at Phinda

You will have exclusive access to a private safari vehicle and guide throughout your stay; when booking a family cottage or the family suite. This means your game drives can be tailor-make 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 x adults and up to 3 x children as they are interlinked.

The family suite at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge provides 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 inter leading children’s rooms ensure 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 4 x adults and 4 x children under the age of 16.

Phinda Mountain Lodge Family suite accommodation
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 the 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 the 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)

Phinda Mountain Lodge Activities

Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Zululand region sandwiched between Mkuze Game Reserve and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously St Lucia). Phinda has many activities including your twice daily game drives.

South Africa safari
Phinda Mountain Lodge safari
Game drive with tracker at sunset

In addition, a 1-hour nature walk accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability).

Phinda walking safaris - rhino
Walking safaris – rhino

More information about Phinda and all the activities can be found at Phinda Private Game Reserve.

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge Accommodation Rates

11th January 2023 until 10th January 2024

Suites R14 000 per person sharing
Cottages R12 800 per person sharing
Family Suite R56 000 per unit
Family Cottage R46 800 per unit

11th January 2024 until 10th January 2025

Suites R15,680 per person sharing
Cottages R14,350 per person sharing
Family Suite R62,720 per unit
Family Cottage R52,500 per unit

Single Supplement
1st May to 31st October and 21st December to 10th January:
A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms.
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.

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, water, and soft drinks
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 Mountain Lodge

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

Valid until 31st December 2024: 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 in South Africa.

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 (in 2023*) on Federal Air flights to Phinda
Return scheduled transfers between Durban (King Shaka International Airport, Umhlanga) or Richards Bay 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 2025 using the full paying adult guests rates.

*In 2024, the credit will be R3,500 per one-way flight on Federal Air from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

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.
Valid all year for a minimum of a 2-night stay
Honeymooners can travel within 12 months of the date of marriage in 2023. In 2024 it is within 6 months of the date of marriage.

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

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Phinda Mountain Lodge (Kwa-Zulu Natal)
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