Phinda Private Game Reserve safaris

Private Big Five game viewing close to South Africa’s sub-tropical beaches

Phinda Private Game Reserve safaris
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Phinda Private Game Reserve is that rarest of things in a South Africa family holiday; exclusive game viewing within reach of warm seas and sandy beaches.

With six stylish, individual lodges to choose from, Phinda is the perfect gateway to an idyllic bush and beach combination for a South Africa family safari holiday.

Phinda Private Game Reserve safaris
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Where is Phinda Private Game Reserve?

Phinda Private Game Reserve sits unobtrusively in a quiet corner of South Africa’s north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.

Comprising seven distinct habitats, including rare, dry sand forest, Phinda offers a safari of almost unequalled diversity.

The reserve is accessible by road from Durban, or by scheduled or charter flight to its private airstrip.

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Wildchild activities at andBeyond Phinda
What to do?

Game drives with passionate local guides explore the grasslands, wetlands and differing forest ecosystems. Being located on a private reserve, afternoon game drives continue after sunset, revealing the reserve’s many nocturnal residents.

Specialist walking, photographic and bird watching safaris can be arranged, alongside participatory conservation experiences. Phinda Private Game Reserve’s proximity to the coast means you might spend the afternoon getting to know the colourful inhabitants of the Indian Ocean.

The reserve is a paradise for young explorers. The reserve is owned by andBeyond and most of the six lodges offer their comprehensive children’s programme. So, your own little cubs will enjoy an action-packed and enriching experience, in the absolute safety of the experienced local team.

Best time to visit?

Rain can be expected at any time of year but showers are less frequent in the more comfortable months between May and August.

The sub-tropical climate at Phinda makes for hot and humid conditions between September and April. Rainfall usually takes the form of short, sharp afternoon showers that go as quickly as they come.

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Family game drive at andBeyond Phinda
Who should visit?

South Africa is blessed with accommodation and experiences to suit guests of all ages; Phinda is no exception.

South Africa family holidays are well catered for here, with flexible accommodation options to suit smaller, as well as multi-generational families.

The range of specialised safaris on offer also means that Phinda is perfect for guests with a more specialist interest or knowledge. Help the local conservation team with monitoring endangered pangolin, or darting and notching white rhino.

Or, take a private guide and seek out some of the 436 species of birds that inhabit this very special part of the country.

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Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote

Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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