6 hours by road from Johannesburg. 3 hours by road from Durban or 1.5 hours from Richards Bay. Daily scheduled flights to Durban International and Richards Bay. SA Express and Federal Air offer daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay, followed by a one and a half hour road transfer to the reserve.
16 Luxury Glass Suites
ABOUT THE LODGE
Set deep in the heart of the rare Dry Sand Forest, the spectacular stilted suites of this award-winning safari lodge are an exemplary exercise in building eco-sensitive structures with a light footprint.
Wake up to the sight of graceful nyala and duiker browsing in the foliage of the Sand Forest right outside the glass walls of your private suite. Inventively designed in what is often called "Zulu-Zen", each suite is a combination of glass, wood and minimalist design incorporating high-gloss wooden floors and crimson Zulu artefacts.
Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served to you on the deck overlooking the grassy plains or in the boma (outdoor dining area) illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns. Enjoy adventurous breakfasts and romantic dinners in spectacular African safari locations.
ABOUT PHINDA GAME RESERVE
This private game reserve was formed about 10 years ago along the borders of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park - one of Africa's most ecologically diverse regions. Farmland was restored back to its natural habitats and stocked with big game animals. Seven different eco systems exist on the reserve including forest and coastal, and its variety renders it perfect for an escape of luxury and adventure. Conservation Corporation Africa has built four private lodges in the reserve, each in its own environment with differing qualities.
This venture not only supports animals but also improves employment, education and health facilities in the local communities. You can catch a glimpse of Zulu life, past and present by visiting a traditional cultural village aligned to the Phinda reserve.
ANIMALS & ACTIVITIES
In addition to vehicle game viewing , you can also go rhino tracking on foot in this reserve. There is also the opportunity to watch turtles laying their eggs on a remote beach and to dive amongst them on the coral reefs. Hippos inhabit the ancient waterways please note that we will not canoe past hippoâ€™s as it is too dangerous and will avoid them at all costs, even horse riding is an option here.
All suites with air-conditioning
Private viewing decks
Luxurious en suite bathrooms
Sparkling rim-flow swimming pool
Crafts gallery with a range of local Zulu artefacts