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Phinda Vlei Lodge
Why we like it
- Phinda Vlei is an intimate hideaway in the African bush
- Stay in stylish suites with a private deck and plunge pool
- Delicious cuisine is served to you in a variety of locations Vleis' bush banquets are renowned
- Explore this unique eco system by foot or game drive vehicle
- The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, a mixture of understated sophistication and sheer luxury
In the evening sit around the fireplace sharing stories of your safari adventures.
Joanne Swinton's detailed knowledge of South Africa has been invaluable and her enthusiasm to respond to our needs is greatly appreciated.
- FJ, Perthshire
Nestled below the Lebombo Mountains of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda is a Zulu word meaning "the return". One of the most exciting safari destinations in South Africa, Phinda's 25,000 hectares of private game reserve spans seven unique eco-systems.
Fringing Phinda's unique vlei (wetland) system, this stunning safari lodge is a tribute of intimacy and integration with the African bush. Relax on your private deck or in your personal plunge pool and absorb the beauty of nature. Each of the six stilted glass and thatch suites are decorated using a subtle blend of North and West African styles with a hint of Balinese influence. Views over the vlei ensure fabulous game viewing of a variety of wildlife including herds of zebra and grazing antelope.
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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