Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Phinda Private Game Reserve
Nestled in the heart of Phinda Private Game Reserve, which boasts an impressive 29,866 hectares of diverse wildlife terrain and seven unique landscapes, &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge offers an unrivaled safari experience. Guests here can immerse themselves in a pristine wilderness, home to the Big Five, as well as an abundance of bird species. This sophisticated lodge, comprising six thatched suites, sits at the edge of a rare sand forest, overlooking a grassy meadow where antelope and zebra graze while a rich variety of birdlife fills the air. The lodge’s intimate ambiance, underscored by understated sophistication and opulence, ensures guests are treated to an exclusive and personal safari adventure. With warm open fireplaces and private lap pools to unwind beside, it’s the perfect place to experience the African wilderness.
Phinda Vlei Lodge provides an exceptional safari experience with six luxurious air-conditioned suites, each designed for an enchanting blend of old-world luxury and contemporary comfort. Enjoy your private plunge pool and game viewing deck, where you can observe antelope, curious wildlife, and a variety of bird species. In the main guest area, you’ll find an inviting library and a fire pit setting ideal for pre-dinner drinks. The plantation-style bedrooms offer spacious ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms, adorned with bold fabrics and a mix of curated antiques. This exceptional accommodation ensures an unforgettable journey, complete with a close connection to the surrounding wildlife and the comfort of opulent amenities.
Stilted glass and thatch suites set on the edge of the rare Sand Forest. Each air conditioned suite features a spacious room, luxurious ensuite bathroom, and dressing room. The ensuite bathroom provides a sense of old world luxury, while the suite’s interiors showcase a mix of curated antiques and collectibles. Take advantage of a private lap pool and game viewing deck that overlooks a grassy meadow, where you can observe antelope grazing nearby, as well as a variety of birdlife.
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, as well as the Big Five. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide you with an exceptional sighting of all of these 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.