Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Phinda Private Game Reserve
Perched on a cliff-face overlooking the breathtaking Leopard Rock, the distinctive Rock Lodge at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve offers a mesmerizing architectural wonder. The lodge comprises six suites that appear to float over a deep valley, providing awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Each of the romantic suites is a work of art, crafted from contoured stone and adobe, featuring solid wooden shutters and doors that lead to a private plunge pool and a viewing deck. These sublime suites come with spacious ensuite bathrooms, and four of them offer the unique experience of outdoor showers, creating a truly scenic al fresco bathing experience. The lodge’s comfortable sitting areas offer an ideal spot for observing the abundant wildlife that roams the bushveld below. This intimate lodge welcomes guests as treasured family members, fostering connections between fellow safari enthusiasts who quickly become friends. Guests can savor striking sunsets from the game viewing deck suspended over the African bushveld and indulge in delicious Pan African meals served in the dining area adorned with hand-wrought chandeliers.
Phinda Private Game Reserve provides a premier Big Five game viewing experience, showcasing a diverse tapestry of seven unique landscapes. The reserve’s proximity to pristine beaches and magnificent coral reefs along the Indian Ocean offers an unparalleled opportunity for a harmonious blend of bush and beach adventures. Each romantic suite, meticulously crafted from contoured stone, is designed with solid wooden shutters and doors leading to a private plunge pool and a viewing deck. These suites offer spacious ensuite bathrooms, and four of them include the unique feature of outdoor showers. The guest areas of the lodge serve as perfect vantage points for observing the reserve’s rich birdlife and the diverse wildlife in the bush below. French doors open onto an extended outdoor deck, creating a delightful setting for al fresco dining, while a rooftop terrace provides a romantic venue for dining under the starlit African skies.
Experience exceptional suites nestled on the edge of a rugged cliff. Each suite features a spacious bedroom with a bathtub, shower, twin hand basins, and a separate WC. All suites come with their private plunge pool and deck, providing unparalleled views of the magnificent Leopard Rock and the valley below.
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that extend into the night. Our professionally trained guides at &Beyond will inquire about your favorite wildlife, ensuring your preferences are met. Whether it’s tracking a specific species or spending extra time observing and learning about animal behavior, they’ve got you covered. They’ll also provide insights into the region’s vegetation and explain the habits of the animals you encounter. In some cases, our guides can even identify individual animals and share their history and habits.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for exceptional sightings, including the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, in addition to the Big Five. We’re home to several resident lion prides, and our rangers are dedicated to offering exceptional opportunities to spot all of these incredible animals.
Accompanied by your ranger, enjoy an interpretive nature walk, around the lodge, where you learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close. Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.