&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

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Luxurious safari lodge accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal

Experience the ultimate bushveld luxury at andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge, majestically poised on a mountain crest with captivating vistas of Lebombo Mountain, a world-class and unique example of KwaZulu-Natal safaris in dramatic game drives, bush walks and birding excursions in landscapes like no other in South Africa.  

Welcome to a safari destination in a league of its own, offering luxurious lodge accommodation, premier service and Big 5 wildlife plus much more. The private game reserve sprawls across nearly 30 000 ha of prime bushveld and hosts more than 400 bird species.

Imagine what a raptor would see floating high in a baby blue sky, sharp eyes viewing a dazzling infinity swimming pool embraced with an extended sun deck and sundowner spot too with tables and soft couches, lanterns and warming fires. Undulating bushveld views capture your lens at sunrise and at sunset, the crimson sun the highlight of your day. 

Phinda Mountain Lodge is unusual and attractive, featuring enough accommodation to suit a range of needs and privileged guests from romantic couples to fun-loving families and groups of friends who want to safari together. 

The 16 lavish suites are roomy with huge glass windows to bring in the wild green spaces from this elevated position – guests can bath with a view and choose an indoor or outdoor shower every day, grab a drink from their personal bar, chill in the lounge or sit beside their own plunge pool on a neat deck with soft chairs and panoramic views. 

Some guests prefer the 6 intimate cottages, close to nature where antelope stroll and also featuring their own decks with plunge pools, outside showers, lounges, minibars and glass windows. In addition, 3 three family cottages are two cottages joined with an interleading door also with pools and showers out on the timber decks, and space for 2 adults and 2 children. These families are treated to a private game drive vehicle and game ranger for their exclusive safari

A larger family suite promises room for 6, so bring the teenagers and let them all have their own safari bedroom! A large central lounge area, outside showers, private decks and a swimming pool nearby. You can tailor make your days with your personal ranger and vehicle and get out on amazing bush walks.  

This plush range of safari chalets are elevated above the KwaZulu-Natal landscape and inspired by the Zulu culture with plenty of woven grass mats and bowls, baskets and ornaments, colourful beadwork and more. Make full use of the extensive and sunny bar area adjoining the rim flow pool, spa and gym that features state-of-the-art equipment, and a yoga deck with a view. 

Savour mouth-watering cuisine served in the dining area with an interactive kitchen and pizza oven, or meet later in the traditional reed and stone boma around the fire as the stars light up the sky.  The Lebombo mountains beckon from afar as the lanterns light your way back to your bed. 



Experience the ultimate bushveld luxury at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge where attentive staff ensure that your stay is as special and memorable as you imagine it should be. From the warm reception when you arrive, the presentation of fresh towels and refreshments, to the constant compassion, game driving, guiding and catering, it is all expertly done with a huge dose of friendliness. All you need to do is relax and soak in the views and the wilderness activities as everything is done for you. 

This Phinda lodge is unique when compared to its sister lodges in the private Phinda Game Reserve, sitting high on a mountain top with awe-inspiring vistas of the Lebombo Mountain and the rippling and rolling safari bushveld for miles around. All cottages perch on the mountainside offering lavish amenities such as plunge pools, private baths and showers, lounges and sundecks. 

Treat your loved ones to a safari holiday in South Africa at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. With an exclusive family suite comprising 4 bedrooms and a shared sitting area, a private deck and plunge pool, your friends can tag along and share in the fun. Other family suites are large enough for four guests and comprise two interleading suites so that children can be apart from adults at times and everyone can share their private game drive vehicle. 

If you are lucky enough, an occasional bushbuck can come and drink out of your plunge pool! andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is renowned for wonderful bush banqueting in pristine lush settings. Look forward to lip-smacking Pan-African cuisine served in the boma (outdoor dining area) illuminated by candles and lanterns or served to you in a spectacular clearing in the bush under a star-studded sky.

Enjoy a scenic flight over the Maputaland wilderness and witness the diverse ecosystems of rivers, grasslands, thickets and tall trees that support all wildlife. Two 4X4 game drives a day and guided safari walks make your days in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5. A trip to Sodwana Bay means marine adventures including snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, diving and swimming. Visit the Zulu cultural village for an in-depth insight into the lives of the Zulu community.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Phinda Mountain Lodge

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Per person sharing

10-day Kwazulu-Natal Combo Safari

9 Nights
See the KwaZulu-Natal ocean shores, the fascinating interior with its lively Battlefields tours and the breath-taking beauty of private game reserves with rich wildlife viewing. You will see and experience the best of KwaZulu-Natal – or KZN for short.

From $729



  • Twice-daily game drives
  • Bush walks
  • River cruises
  • Marine adventures
  • Conservation safaris


  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks
  • House wines
  • Local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffee
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

Private swimming pool of the guest accommodation at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge
that include this property


  • 25 air-conditioned suites: 16 x suites, 6 x cottages, 3 x family cottages and one exclusive family suite (4 bedrooms)
  • Private plunge pools
  • Outdoor showers, bathtubs
  • Shaded lodge pool
  • Boma for open-air dining
  • Safari Shop


  • Located in the private Phinda Game Reserve, home to Big 5 game including the elusive cheetah and black rhino, leopards and elephants galore
  • Take an excursion to Sodwana Bay to dive, see the turtles try some fishing and explore the mind-blowing biodiversity of the famous iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.
  • Join Phinda game rangers in the routine monitoring or research projects that are essential to the survival of the reserve’s species including rhinos
  • Choose a specialist walking safari according to your interests – birds, trees, photography or rhinos!

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