Phinda Mountain Lodge

  • Exciting Safari Experience
    Come face-to-face with lions and rhino before breakfast, swim with dolphins after lunch and catch a marlin before dinner – that’s the Phinda experience.
  • Outdoor Adventure
    Enjoy game-drives, interpretive bush walks, canoeing on the Mzinene River, White Rhino tracking, or watch the sunrise or sunset whilst enjoying a Mzinene Riverboat Cruise.
  • Night Turtle Drives
    In season, loggerhead turtles and gigantic leatherback turtles make the strenuous trail up the beach to lay their eggs – a humbling experience.
  • Scuba Safaris
    A 15-minute flight and short drive takes you to one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, easily comparable to the Great Barrier Reef.
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General Information

With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings.

​The 16 suites, 3 family cottages and a family suite are scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. There’s no end to the choice of taking in the view – spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of dozens of candles and lanterns.

  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Babysitting services
  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Guided Walks/li>

Phinda Mountain Lodge is located in Northern KwaZulu Natal in the Phinda Game Reserve, between the Indian Ocean and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.


World renowned for the safari activities on offer, Phinda Mountain Lodge offers game drive, bush walks, canoeing, White Rhino tracking and riverboat cruises as part of the accommodation package. Scuba diving or game fishing in Sodwana Bay, horse riding along the beach or through False Bay Nature Reserve, a breathtaking flight over Maputaland are all extra safari activities that can be arranged at Phinda at an additional charge.


Phinda Mountain Lodge has 20 private air-conditioned suites each with en-suite bathroom comprising of a bath, shower, separate w.c and hand basins. All suites have a sitting area, personal bar and private viewing deck and plunge pools.


Delicious Pan-African cuisine is enjoyed in the dramatic boma (outdoor dining area) illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns, or served to you in a spectacular clearing in the bush under a star-studded sky. Phinda is renowned for wonderful bush banqueting in surprising settings.

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