Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Phinda Private Game Reserve
Nestled within the enchanting landscape of Phinda Private Game Reserve, &Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge boasts an idyllic setting bordered by lush green valleys and densely wooded hills adorned with aloes. This pristine KwaZulu-Natal reserve spans an impressive 29,866 hectares (73,800 acres) of protected wildlife land, offering one of Africa’s most exceptional game viewing experiences. Here, you’ll have the chance to encounter Africa’s renowned Big Five and an impressive array of 436 bird species. The lodge itself is perfectly situated in the western part of the reserve, making it an intimate and exclusive destination for family gatherings and special safaris.
&Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge presents a charming and intimate experience with only four individual thatched Zululand bush cottages. You have the flexibility to book this lodge as a private villa for exclusive use or opt for individual room bookings. The lodge’s design reflects the essence of cool coastal bush style, emphasizing simplicity and sophistication. Each of the four enchanting cottages encircles a seasonal waterhole, where wildlife congregates during the rainy season, offering guests delightful wildlife sightings and thriving birdlife. The cottages feature luxurious ensuite bathrooms, complete with circular bath chambers, double showers, and twin hand basins. Private verandas equipped with comfortable lounge chairs provide an ideal spot for contemplation or a leisurely afternoon siesta. The lodge’s guest areas include an interactive café-style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining spaces, a cozy library with internet access, and a swimming pool with an extended wooden deck that offers panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness.
Four charming cottages cluster around a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourished. Each cottage boasts a luxurious ensuite bathroom, complete with a circular bath chamber, double showers and twin hand basins. Comfortable lounge chairs on private verandas allow for gentle contemplation or even an afternoon siesta.
With just four thatched Zululand bush cottages, the intimate &Beyond Phinda Zuka is ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris as it can be booked as an exclusive use lodge. Four charming cottages cluster around a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourished. Each cottage boasts a luxurious ensuite bathroom, complete with a circular bath chamber, double showers and twin hand basins. Comfortable lounge chairs on private verandas allow for gentle contemplation or even an afternoon siesta.
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.