Phinda Vlei Lodge

Safari Lodge | Phinda Private Game Reserve | South Africa Phinda Vlei Lodge is an opulent safari lodge in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. It perfectly balances luxury and adventure.

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The plantation-style lodge is an exclusive getaway in the Phinda Private Reserve. It is one of the smallest and most intimate lodges in the reserve.

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Rating | Luxury

Highlights & What to Expect

  • Luxury and exclusivity in a remote setting with incredible safari adventures.
  • Seasoned local rangers and trackers expertly conduct daily game drives and bush walks.
  • Encounter wildlife, including lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, elephants, cheetahs, and many more, daily while on safari at Phinda.
  • Visit the African Community and Conservation Foundation, which contributes to conservation efforts.
  • Ocean safari activities are available at Phinda, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and a seasonal night turtle safari.
  • Learn more about the culture and lifestyle of the Zulu on excursions to local communities.

Location & Setting

Phinda Vlei Lodge is in the northeastern part of South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province. It is on the edge of the Phinda's rare sand forest and overlooks a unique wetland. The reserve is one of the most ecologically diverse in South Africa and is easily accessible on daily scheduled flights departing from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Rooms.


Guests are accommodated in six luxury air-conditioned suites with private plunge pools, minibars, and bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. Every suite provides stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape that can be enjoyed from a private viewing deck. Interiors are decorated with antiques and collectibles.


Relax and socialize in the beautiful central areas, including a lounge, dining areas, and a library. A viewing deck is ideal for unwinding with a book while occasionally gazing at animals wandering across the meadow. There is a fire pit where drinks can be enjoyed around a crackling fire. The lodge also has a spa and massage center, adding rejuvenation options.







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Game Drives

Bush Dining

Bird Watching

Bush Walks

Water Safari

Night Drives

Culture Tours