Phinda Vlei Lodge overlooks a vlei, where you are likely to see a dazzling variety of wildlife including herds of zebra and grazing antelope. The atmosphere of this lodge is South African safari in style - exclusive and personal, mixed with pure luxury. Game drives offer excellent chances of seeing cheetah, black and white rhino, lion, nyala and more.
Each suite at Phinda Vlei Lodge is inspired by the elegant, turn of the century, plantation-style homesteads of KwaZulu-Natal’s sugarcane and pineapple barons. Each suite is carefully positioned for a prime view of the wildlife and panoramic vistas.
Rare Dry Sand Forest is home to the shy Suni and Red Duiker, with the largest privately owned population of Nyala in the world. Due to this Phinda Private Game Reserve lodge being in such close proximity to the Indian Ocean, guests gain a unique opportunity to view turtles, Whale Sharks, and dolphins in one day.
Guests can gain insight into the Zulu culture, crafts, history, traditional and modern day living. Visits to local communities, bush breakfasts and romantic bush dinners add a touch of excitement.
Children are welcome but triple suites are not available. Regretfully children 5 years and younger cannot participate in the regular game drives. Child minders can be booked at an additional cost. Children aged 6 to 11 years are accommodated on game drives at the Lodge Manager's discretion. Private Family safaris available.