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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONPhinda Private Game Reserve, Kwazulu-NatalPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIA AREAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Situated in one of the world’s remaining rare sand forests.
  •   Floor to ceiling glass walls allow close-up views of small animals and birds.
  •   Seven habitats allow for much greater diversity in species and landscapes.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 August 2018 - 10 January 2019 Luxury Suite R 8,565 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
**PLEASE NOTE: PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY (COPY OF SA ID, WORK PERMIT OR ENDORSED PASSPORT) WILL BE REQUESTED WHEN BOOKING ON LAST MINUTE SA RESIDENT RATES IF APPLICABLE.

*Extra special & long stay rates are available on request. Please contact us on 
0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za 

*FLY ME TO PHINDA – MIN/MAX 3 NIGHT STAY PACKAGE OFFER!
* please contact us for a special package rate

*Package includes:
-3 nights luxury accommodation
-R 2,500 discount towards your return flights on Airlink per person per way, between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Vilancous, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, KNP, Livingstone and Phinda (subject to availability and flight schedules) OR return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda.
-three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, nature walks (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance
*only valid for adults sharing & children 12yrs & older

*minimum 2 guests (does not apply to groups of 12 or more guests)
**Package Rate excludes Airport Taxes, all items of a personal nature and all items not included in the package.

*Surcharges & a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends.


RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Safari activities
• Selected local beverages
• Nature walks (subject to availability)
• Three meals daily
• Refreshments on game drives
• Teas & coffees
• Laundry
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• A single supplement of 50% applies for all single rooms.
CHILD POLICY
• Children aged 0 - 5 years free of charge if sharing with 1 or 2 full-paying adults.
• Children aged 6 - 16 years will receive a 50% discount if sharing with 1 or 2 adults.
• Please note that the lodge can only accommodate one child in the room with the adults. Subject to availability of triple rooms.

GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Only children 6 years and older will be allowed on game drives at Lodge Manager's discretion.
• Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the Nature Walks.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game drives
• Nature walks (Children under the age of 16 are not permitted)
• Birding
• Riverboat cruises
• Canoeing
• Coastal flights
• Snorkeling
• Scuba diving
• Deep-sea fishing
• Turtle viewing (season Nov/ Dec / Jan)
• Horse riding
• Cultural visits
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are applicable to South African Residents (ID Copies will be requested).
• Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Price excludes the Munyawana Conservation Fee of R 150 per person per stay. Prices are subject to change and must be pre-paid upon booking.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
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.
 
ACCOMMODATION
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 hippo’s as it is too dangerous and will avoid them at all costs, even horse riding is an option here.
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • 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





GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG
  • Take the N12 to Witbank, after which the N4 towards Middleburg is taken.
  • After the Middleburg Ultra City , take the N11 turnoff to Hendrina.
  • Continue along the N11 from Hendrina to Ermelo.
  • From Ermelo take the N2 to Piet Retief .
  • Continue on the N2 passing through Pongola, and Mkuze
  • Continue on the N2 passing through Pongola, and Mkuze until you reach Hluhluwe.
  • Take the Hluhluwe off-ramp and follow the directions into town.
  • Follow straight through town crossing 3 traffic circles.
  • At the fourth circle at the bottom of town, turn left following the False Bay and Sodwana Bay signs. You will then turn right over a railway line.
  • Continue along this road for approximately 40 km.
  • At the Mduku crossing, take the D675 to your left - sign boarded to Phinda
  • Continue for 5km before you reach a T junction and fence line. At this Junction take the D488 to the right and continue to the Phinda Gate which will be on your left (4km).
  • There is a sign saying Mun-ya-wana Game Reserve at the gate with distances to lodges.

FROM DURBAN
  • Take the N2 Freeway northbound from Durban , toward Stanger, crossing over the Tugela River continuing towards Empangeni / Richards Bay .
  • Staying on the N2, pass the towns of Kwambonambi and Mtubatuba, until you reach Hluhluwe. Take the "Hluhluwe" off-ramp, follow the directions into the town. Pass through Hluhluwe until you reach a stop-sign at a T-Junction.
  • Take a turn to the left, following the False Bay and Sodwana Bay signboards. Cross over the railway line and continue along this road for approximately 30km.
  • At the Mduku Crossing, take the D675 to your left - signboarded to Phinda
  • Continue for 4km before you reach another T-junction and fence line. At this junction, take the D448 to the right and continue towards the Phinda Gate (4km)
  • *There is a sign saying Mun-ya-wana Game Reserve at the gate with distances to lodges.




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