Phinda The Homestead
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
The Homestead at &Beyond's Phinda Game Reserve is an elegant four-suite private house. It offers an exciting option for families and groups wanting to experience the beautiful Phinda Game Reserve.
At a Glance
Private house ideal for families or groups
Dedicated team of staff gives you total flexibility
Escape the heat with a dip in the pool
Excellent game viewing including cheetah and black rhino
A genuine home from home safari experience with fantastic staff
The private safari house is designed with a stylish and contemporary feel to it. With retro trinkets, Zulu crafts and sleek, modern touches the design reinforces that this private safari villa is designed for comfort and ease.
The generous courtyards, ponds and living areas all open up to the landscape beyond. The large sliding windows give a sense of space and light and each room has wonderful views out to the African bush. The beds are purposely positioned so your game viewing experience begins the second you open your eyes!
With your own dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as your own private vehicle, there are no set times for game drives. In this way, you have the freedom to do any activity at your own pace.
Meals are an important part of the day on safari and a huge effort goes into finding different dining locations and creating imaginative menus. Coffee, cold drinks and sundowners are served by the attentive and friendly staff.
There is a gorgeous pool to relax by in the heat of the day. The Homestead at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is a fabulous choice for any family or group of friends wanting to be incredibly well looked after and experience some fantastic game viewing.
The Homestead offers four gorgeous air conditioned suites. Inviting rooms designed around retro trinkets, Zulu crafts and sleek, contemporary touches reinforce the impression that this private safari villa is designed for comfort and ease. Large sliding doors open out onto stunning African vistas.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities except babysitting which is available on request.
Facilities at the lodge include a swimming pool, private guide, tracker and chef, a fantastic gym offering an incredible view of the wilderness outside and the private outdoor boma providing an intimate dining space which is beautifully lit by dozens of lanterns at night. The Homestead also offers in room massages.
Game drives, walking and bird watching are all included. Activities at an additional charge include scuba diving and scenic flights for an astonishing bird's-eye view of Phinda's varying habitats. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, Phinda enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems - a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivercourses, marshes and pans. The diverse wildlife this brings is nothing short of sensational.
Location & Directions
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
The Homestead lies within the northern region of the 56 800 acre Phinda Private Game Reserve. Situated in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, neighbors the iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site to the east and is only 30 km (19 miles) due west of the white-fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean.
When to go
As a country in the Southern Hemisphere South Africa's seasons are the reverse of the north - with winter in June-August and summer December-February. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.