&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Mountain Lodge is a great safari destination on the private Phinda Game Reserve. The lodge offers 25 suites in individual rondavels, scatted along the mountainside, with the focus on authentic African architecture and ethnic design.

Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • Enjoy the most spectacular views over Phinda reserve from &Beyond’s unique mountain top position.

  • Having recently been completely refurbished, the lodges boast enormous living space and private outdoor plunge pools which are perfect for relaxing after an exciting morning game drive.

  • Pairs perfectly with &Beyond’s Phinda Forest Lodge for a unique experience of the varying landscapes found in Phinda Reserve.

  • Perfect for adventurous families with family suites and cottages.


Phinda Game Reserve is cradled in the arms of the Ubombo Mountains and flanked to the east by golden beaches and the Indian Ocean, in KwaZulu-Natal. This is one of Africa’s most diverse wilderness areas, boasting seven ecosystems and an extraordinary range of wildlife.

Phinda Mountain Lodge is set apart from the other lodges on Phinda due to its panoramic views and dramatic location. The 25 suites are split on two levels between the sleeping and sitting area; each suite has a large wooden deck that offers views of the Ubombo mountains and coastal plains. They also offer outdoor showers and private plunge pools. There are family cottages which comprise of two interconnecting rooms, accommodating two adults and up to three children. The rooms here are smaller and there are no views, but they are still a great option for families wanting to experience all Phinda has to offer.

Delicious pan-African meals can be enjoyed in the remarkable stone and reed boma, romantically illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns, or savoured in a spectacular clearing in the bush under an umbrella of twinkling stars. Phinda is renowned for its bush banquets in unique, unexpected settings.

The Phinda Game Reserve offers excellent big five game viewing, with spectacular sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino. You can enjoy day and night game drives and walking safaris.

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There are just six guest cottages at Phinda Mountain lodge. Each Cottage features an ensuite bathroom, a private sitting area and a private veranda with a plunge pool and outdoor shower. These cottages are slightly smaller than the suites and feature interleading doors which allow them to be converted into family cottages.

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Famiy Suite

Famiy Suite

Ideal for larger families traveling with children and looking for some privacy, the family suite boasts a large lounge and veranda, two elegant adult bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathrooms and a further two interleading children rooms. The suite can accommodate up to four adults and four children and includes a dedicated private safari vehicle for the group.

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There are 25 split-level suites. All the suites have en-suite bathrooms, a private sitting area and verandah as well as a private plunge pool.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Phinda Mountain Lodge is located in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It neighbors the Isimangaliso 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.


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