Phinda Zuka Lodge lies within the 18 000 hectares of Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa. Phinda 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 stunning beaches along the Indian Ocean.
Private charter flights are available from Johannesburg International Airport to the airstrip in Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. There are daily scheduled flights by SA Express from Johannesburg International Airport to Richards Bay Airport.
Transfers from Richards Bay Airport to Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa are available by road (approximately 2 hours) or by light aircraft (approximately 30 minutes). Transfers are at additional cost and subject to availability of aircraft and weather conditions.
The transfer by road from Durban International Airport to Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa in an air-conditioned minibus and takes 3 hours. A one hour air transfer is also available.
Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa is accessible by road with 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 Game Reserve has a subtropical climate with hot, humid, wet summers (September to April) and warm to cool, dry winters (May to August). Rainfall averages about 1 000mm/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.
Daytime temperatures in summer may rise above 35°C / 95°F in Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. Nights in winter rarely drop below 10°C / 50°F. Game viewing is good all year round, but the best game viewing is from March to the end of September.
Phinda does have an airstrip. Please note that it's not registered.