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Phinda Mountain Lodge
Why we like it
- Located on Phinda Private Game Reserve the "Big 5" game reserve
- Explore this African wilderness by foot or by vehicle with expert guide
- Stay in beautiful suites all complete with a private deck and plunge pool
- An ideal property to stay as a family, with a family suite and three family cottages
- Spend a night sleeping under the stars
Get closer to the wildlife with your expert guide and tracker to find the elusive black rhino on foot.
Joanne Swinton's detailed knowledge of South Africa has been invaluable and her enthusiasm to respond to our needs is greatly appreciated.
- FJ, Perthshire
Set within 23,000 hectares of Phinda Private Game Reserve, Mountain Lodge has 24 air-conditioned suites, each with en suite bathrooms, sitting areas with private bar and spectacular viewing decks with plunge pool. Mountain Lodge provides the perfect setting for a family safari; a shaded swimming pool allows a wonderful place to relax during the heat of the day. The guest dining and sitting areas, shaded terrace and bar open onto decks with spectacular views of the Lebombo Mountains and bushveld.
During your stay experience the bush on foot and opt to take an exciting bush walk. Guided by expert rangers, watch out for some of the 400 species of bird life recorded on the reserve. One of the most unspoilt areas of KwaZulu Natal, Maputaland is sparsely populated. Standing just above sea level there are a large number of freshwater and brackish lakes and pans, filled with many species of fish, water birds, crocodiles and hippo.
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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