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.
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.
Family safari at Phinda Mountain Lodge
We highly recommended Phinda Mountain Lodge for families (children of all ages are welcome).
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.
In addition, a 1-hour nature walk accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability).
More information about Phinda and all the activities can be found at Phinda Private Game Reserve.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Phinda Game Reserve Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa