Phinda Rock Lodge lies within Phinda Private Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand. Phinda Private Game Reserve, in South Africa neighbours the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a World Heritage Site) to the east and is only 30 kilometres due west of the sparkling white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.
There are daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Richards Bay Airport.
Transfers from Richards Bay Airport to Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa are available by road (approximately 2 hours) or by light aircraft (approximately 30 minutes). Transfers are at an additional cost and subject to availability of aircraft and weather conditions.
Transfer by road from Durban International Airport to Phinda in an air-conditioned minibus (3 hours) and a one-hour air transfer is also available. Phinda can be accessed by road in a two-wheel drive vehicle, driving time from Johannesburg is 6 hours and from Durban is 3 hours, on excellent roads from both cities.
Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa has a subtropical climate with hot, humid, wet summers (September to April) and warm to cool, dry winters (May to August). Daytime temperatures in summer may rise above 35°C. Nights in winter rarely drop below 10°C at Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
Rainfall averages about 1000mm/39” per annum. Much of the rainfall comes in the form of short, intense afternoon thunderstorms. Rain can be expected 12 months of the year. Please note that the airstrip at Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa is not registered.
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