andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge
A stay at Phinda Mountain Lodge is an excellent choice if you are after world-class safari, in a location particularly welcoming to families, offering lots of flexibility.
Phinda Mountain Lodge is one of six incredible lodges in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, 67,000 acres of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal . They are all run and managed by andBeyond, a leader in conservation and hospitality.
The Reserve itself is spectacular, offering all manner of wildlife encounters, as well as opportunities to get involved in the conservation side of things, particularly with regard to rhino.
Most of your time will no doubt be taken up with game drives, and possibly walks, but also available are community visits, sleep outs, wellness treatments, night drives and village tours.
Those members of the family aged 5-12 can look forward to enjoying the spectacular rim-flow pool, the Kid’s Lounge, not to mention all the activities on offer as part of andBeyond’s WildChild program.
With this, Phinda will be brought to life by your guide and the rest of the lodge staff as they introduce your children to such delights as bug collecting, tailored bush walks, frog safaris and perhaps a bit of baking with the chefs.
Phinda is not far from the coast, and Sodwana Bay in particular, so full and half-day excursions are possible. You may choose to enjoy the beach and surrounds, or venture beneath the waves to discover some underwater wildlife too.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
16 suites, 6 cottages (can be adjoining), 1 family suite
Phinda Private Game Reserve
All ages welcome
Why we love it
"Excellent guiding tailored to families means an unforgettable experience for all, and the stunning lodge tops it all off."
Tess, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- Impressive game viewing in a very well-managed reserve
- One of the industry’s very best children’s safari programs
- Beautiful lodge with stand-out facilities for families
- Excellent choice of accommodation depending on your family’s needs, all stylishly built
- Some of the best guides to be found on safari, anywhere
- Extremely friendly staff