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Phinda Forest Lodge
Why we like it
- A true forest retreat, set in one of the most unique ecosystems on our planet
- Stay in stilted glass suites, tucked away in the forest
- Activities available include game drives, walking safaris and river cruises
- Friendly staff will look after your every need and expert guides will bring the African bush to life
- Indulge in the romance of African starlit nights with dinner in a surprise bush location or in the boma
Don't miss the bush walk after breakfast, an excellent opportunity to learn about the "Little Big 5."
We had no expectations, as this was a first safari for all of us. We were impressed and very comfortable.
- BM, Inverness
Nestled within 15,000 hectares of Phinda Private Game Reserve, exquisite architectural design meets conservation in these luxurious hand-crafted suites. Set deep in the heart of a rare dry sand forest, the lodge comprises of 16 glass, air-conditioned private stilted suites that appear to float between the torchwood trees. Other facilities include an stylish infinity swimming pool, luxurious dining and sitting areas and an expansive viewing deck with panoramic views of the game-filled plains. The suites are positioned to ensure absolute privacy and each en suite bathroom features twin hand basins, bath and separate shower. A nice touch, all suites feature a personal bar on their private veranda.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. 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.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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