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  • 6 Comfortable Luxury Suites
  • Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • True African Big Five Safari
  • Award Winning & Excellent Rated

Phinda Vlei Lodge is situated along the edge of the rare sand forest. The lodge itself is sophisticated and integrated with great privacy into the surrounding bush.

Graceful and elegant, this enchanting lodge includes six thatched suites decorated in an exquisite blend of North and West African styles, with hints of a Balinese influence.

Suites overlook a lawny meadow (vlei) complete with a watering hole, where guests can observe herds of zebra and antelope grazing around, as well as a variety of birdlife. Each morning and early evening the animals appear, dotting the sweeping vlei in a never-ending wildlife parade.

The atmosphere is intimate, exclusive and full of luxury. Large private lap pools provide the ideal place to chill out and enjoy the views of the African wilderness uncovered. The comfortable guest sitting area is an ideal place to unwind on a cool afternoon. The delicious and innovative cuisine is served on the spacious outdoor decks or in an amazing and remote bush setting, creating unforgettable memories.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Close to Kruger National Park;
  • Exceptional wildlife experience;
  • Deluxe accommodation;
  • Great value for money;
  • Suites decorated in North and West African styles;
  • Big 5 reserve, famous for its regular cheetah sightings.

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining Area
  • Meals on Request
  • Lounge
  • View Deck
  • Large Lap Pools
  • Open-air Boma
  • In-room Massage
  • Kiddies Club
  • Computer Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security
  • Eco Friendly
  • Private Vehicle Available

Activities

Game drives, in an open safari vehicle, are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon every day in search of animals – both large and small. Experienced, knowledgeable and personable rangers are paired with local trackers, and together they ensure a first-class safari experience.

Trackers sit up at the front of the vehicle looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers skillfully navigate into ravines and through thickets in pursuit of fantastic game sightings. Close encounters are guaranteed, and the animals are not threatened by our presence thanks to our sound conservation management policies.

Expect one-of-a-kind photographic opportunities of The Big Five, and much more – including over 300 bird species. A treat for keen birders! Guided walks with an armed ranger may also be arranged. Walks are usually arranged in the early hours during the summer months when temperatures are more moderate. Being on foot affords a unique and altogether different view of the bush (source).

  • Morning & afternoon game drives
  • Night Drives
  • Specialist birding safari
  • Luxury walking safari
  • Massages
  • Photographic safaris
  • Black rhino tracking on foot
  • Endangered wild cats project
  • Indian ocean scuba safari
  • Scuba diving
  • Turtle nesting adventure
  • Zulu village tour
  • A night under the stars

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Rooms

Room type Features Rates
Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite

Available: 6 Suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 12:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea And Coffee Making Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • In-room Safe
  • More

    FROM $1145

    TO $1202

    Per person per night sharing

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    Rates

    Rates

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    11 Jan 2024 - 10 Jan 2025 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From $1145
    11 Jan 2025 - 10 Jan 2026 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From $1202

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Laundry
    • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
    • Safari activities
    • VAT at 15%
    • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
    • Refreshments on game drives
    • Teas and coffees
    • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
    From $1022 per person sharing
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