Phinda Homestead is a luxurious villa nestled in the edge of forest vegetation in the north of Phinda Game Reserve. The villa marries local Zulu culture, untouched natural beauty and modern comforts effortlessly to create a spacious oasis of tranquillity. The villa hosts 8 – 12 guests in 4 private en-suite units with open living spaces, sun decks and a rim-flow swimming pool. With a private chef and dedicated ranger and tracker team, guests can tailor their safari experience to their comfort. The family-friendly villa caters for exciting kids activities and offers childminding at an additional cost. Phinda Homestead offers an exclusive getaway of wild adventure, luxurious pampering, and starlight dining.
With 28,555 hectares of protected wildlife territory, Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal is home to a magnificent array of birdlife and wildlife, including Africa’s Big 5 namely lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Freshwater lakes attract hippo and crocodile while nearby beaches are the breeding ground for Leatherback Turtles. The reserve is renowned for close-up sightings of cheetah, and rare black rhino. With a wealth of knowledge and passion for conservation expert rangers and trackers guide specialist safaris across the seven ecosystems within the reserve. With limited vehicle access preventing overcrowding and careful off-roading practices, guests are guaranteed remarkable close-up wildlife encounters. Phinda Homestead offers its guests a variety of unmatched activities besides its spectacular Big 5 game drives and bushwalks. Guests can experience authentic cultural tours, join in conservation efforts, sleep out under the stars, embark on an infrared Night Eye Experience, and head to the ocean for some incredible snorkelling, scuba diving and turtle hatching (seasonal).
In addition to Phinda Homestead, Phinda Private Game Reserve is home to a family of 5-star lodges, Rock Lodge, Forrest Lodge, Vlei Lodge and the family-friendly Mountain Lodge. All of the lodges offer a unique high standard safari experience in ultimate luxury.
- Game drives
- Walking and Tracking Safaris
- Sleepout under the stars
- Infrared Night Eye drive
- Zulu village tours
- Africa Foundation community visits
- Night turtle drives (seasonal)
- Scuba safaris
- Ocean safaris
- Specialist Safaris
- Swimming pool
- WILD Child Activities
- Childrens room
- Private mini-gym
- SPA treatments
- Exceptional Big 5 game drives
- Close-up wildlife encounters
- Exclusive accommodation
- Outstanding cuisine
- King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
- Richards Bay Airport
- Phinda Airstrip
Children of all ages are welcome. with special wildlife activities planned for the More Detailslittle ones. No children under 16 on walking safaris. With use of the private vehicle, children of any age may go on game drive, with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide, based on the behaviour of both child and animals.
- Accommodation for an extra 4 children is available at additional cost, and an additional vehicle rate applies for 12 guests
2 x Game drives per day, private safari vehicle for 8 guests, guided bushwalks, all meals, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages, and transfers from the lodge airstrip.
Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, reserve conservations & gate fee, additional activities, spa treatments, mini-bar and transfers.
Terms & conditions
- Rates are per person villa, per night
- Rates are valid from 11 Jan 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
The Homestead offers 4 en-suite rooms with an additional children’s room available on request hosting a maximum of 8 adults and 4 children in 2 bunk beds. Luxurious air-conditioned units each feature an indoor and outdoor shower, bathtub, ceiling fans, and Wi-Fi. Read more The villa boasts a beautiful rim-flow swimming pool, interactive kitchen, massage sala, gym, timber deck and comes inclusive of your very own chef, butler, ranger, and tracker. Less
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Price R115 000 per villa, per night
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The reserve is a 3.5-hour drive from Durban, 2-hour drive from Richards Bay, or a 7-hour drive from Johannesburg with all routes along the N2 highway. The entrance to the reserve is 22km from the highway.
Fly from all major centres in South Africa to Durban’s international airport. Flights on selected airlines are available to Richards Bay. Private charters from any location in South Africa can be arranged to the Phinda airstrip.
- Cape Town to Durban: 2 hours
- Johannesburg to Durban: 70 minutes