Overview

  • 4 Luxury Spacious Cottages
  • Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Bordered by lush valleys and wooded hills andBeyond Phinda Zuka Lodge sits in the west of Phinda Private Game Reserve. This intimate, sophisticated lodge offers just four thatched Zululand bush cottages clustered around a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourishes.

Surrounded by rich green valleys and dense forest hills, Phinda Zuka Lodge sits in the west of the reserve. This intimate lodge is ideal for the family or small group gatherings.

The enchanting cottages are gathering around a lively waterhole where a diversity of wildlife and birdlife is regularly seen.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Set in Phinda Private Game Reserve, famous big five territory;
  • Sole-use villa for groups of up to eight;
  • Best value for money;
  • Swimming pool with an extended wooden deck;
  • Viewing decks overlook busy waterhole;
  • Relaxed and comfortable design.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Bush walks
  • Selection of local wines & beverages
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • Laundry
  • VAT at 14%

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Meal on Request
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • Open-air Boma
  • Pool
  • In-room massage
  • Library
  • Kiddies Club
  • Internet Access
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Vehicle Available

Rooms

Luxury Suite

Available: 4 Suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 12:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

With just four thatched Zululand bush suites, this intimate lodge is ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris and can be booked as a sole-use use villa or for individual room bookings.

Set 15 meters apart from each other, the cottages offer a lot of privacy, peace, and serenity. Each cottage boasts a private veranda overlooking a busy waterhole. The rooms are designed for comfort and relaxed living and feature air-conditioning, overhead fans and en-suite bathrooms – complete with a circular bath chamber, double shower, and twin hand basins – over the wetlands.

Sitting areas offer comfortable built-in sofas which double as beds for parents traveling with children of five years and younger.

Phinda Zuka Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service

Activities

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favorite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behavior of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

You decide the time to go on twice-daily game drives, head off on guided bush walks or enjoy motorboat safaris down the Mzinene River. Add variety to your safari experience with an optional trip to the nearby Indian Ocean where you can discover the abundant marine life on snorkeling and scuba diving excursions.

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Boating
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Walks (Guided)
  • Massages
  • Night Drives
  • Photographic safaris

Rates

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From $587

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From $587

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Bush walks
  • Selection of local wines & beverages
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • Laundry
  • VAT at 14%

Reviews

Based on 50 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Beyond Perfect”

Wow – Phinda Zuka is a very special place. Our family was lucky enough to have the camp to ourselves, which made it even more special. Luke, Richard and Grateful – all fabulous. We spent hours just gazing at the waterhole – watching Elephants, Giraffe, Impala, Nyala. We really wanted to see cheetah – and happily we did….lots of them. I would recommend Zuka to anyone – its unique and the fabulous team could not do enough to make everything extra special. Phenomenal – Thank You xx

~ Sue B ~ Manchester, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Amazing Experience!”

Holy cow! What an experience! We were so lucky…we were the only people staying at the lodge so we had it…and the staff…all to ourselves! The cabins (we had two, one for us, one for our daughter) were lovely. Spacious, comfortable beds, large bathroom with big shower and claw foot tub. There was also an outdoor shower but we didn’t take advantage of that 🙂 There was a watering hole directly in front of our cabins and it was so cool to watch the animals come for a drink. The food was delicious thanks to our *personal* chef, Grateful. Other staff members, Zane (pronounced Zah-nay) and Professor, were wonderful. So friendly and accommodating! Our game driver, Matt, was awesome. His tracker partner, Bosani, was awesome as well. They found us an amazing variety of animals for viewing…nyala, warthog, baboon, the elusive leopard, lion, giraffe, cheetah (and cubs), kudo, wildebeest, impala, lion (more cubs), zebra, vervet monkey and a number of birds. We just loved our stay at Zuka and would return in a heartbeat

~ ADuckatHeart ~ Los Angeles, California
Kruger National Park

“VIP Treatment”

I’ve stayed in many 5 star hotels but staying at Zuka is probably what it’s like to be a celebrity or millionaire. As a group of 7 we took over the whole lodge and nothing was too much trouble for all the lovely staff. From coming back after dinner to have all the candles lit around the luxurious soaker tub to the roaring fire Nadu built us on the one rainy day, it was just so impressive. Kate and the team should be congratulated. The food is great and never-ending. Our tracker, Bosani, was a miracle to watch as he spied out the hardest to spot game. We saw lots of amazing animals, including a leopard coming to drink at the waterhole and massive male lion roaring just outside my window in the early morning. The whole thing was amazing. You should definitely book right now. The best place I’ve ever stayed. I think it was a good idea to come in winter, the weather was great, only rained once in 2 weeks, and the temperature was really pleasant once the sun came up. There were also almost no insects. It was great to see so many of the staff coming from the local communities and the &Beyond brand so committed to training. You can ask your ranger to drive you over the massive Mountain Lodge to look at the view and buy souvenirs if you feel like it, they are always happy to accommodate.

~ Rebecca S ~ Sydney, Australia
Kruger National Park

“Our New Favorite”

A very special lodge! We had exclusive use of this 4 bedroom lodge, thereby lending a very relaxed and flexible schedule. Sitting on our verandas and watching the elephants, warthogs and nyala come to the watering hole was truly special. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. Mark and Seme, our guide and spotter, did an outstanding job of showing us the animals and imparting their wealth of knowledge about the animals and their habitats. We saw all of the big five during just one afternoon drive. We’ve stayed at Phinda Mountain Lodge, and Phinda Forest Lodge in the past, and love those; but Zuka Lodge is our new favorite. Be sure to arrive by 4 wheel drive vehicle – the road down to the lodge is quite rough!

~ AfricanQueen2014 ~ Durban, South Africa

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