Phinda The homestead

Phinda Private Game Reserve is a private large game park 23 000 hectares located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

It has great  game viewing that includes the cheetah,and the Big Five ie lion,leopard,elephant,buffalo and rhino,the endangered black rhino,and an impressive list of 415 bird species.

Phinda Forest Lodge has seven distinct and unique habitats.Its very unusual to find such a variety of eco systems in one area.

  • a magnificent tapestry of woodland,
  • grassland,
  • wetland
  • forest,
  • mountain ranges,
  • river courses,
  • marshes and pans.

Phinda Homestead is a place where family and friends can connect.Its luxury and simplicity all combined.Combined with your own personal staff, it feels like home

Phindas  Homestead is located in the north of the Reserve.

The emphasis at Phindas  Homestead  is  to enjoy the outdoor spaces.You are in the African bush after all,even though,you feel like you are at home!

South Africa Safari Location: Phinda Concession,Northern Kwa Zilu

Best time to visit:All year round,

Approximate Per Night Rate:From ZAR50,00.00 for the  Homestead  per night where the rate quoted is per villa per night depending on the number of guests.

Trip Activities: Game Drives, Bush walks, Birding,

Can this trip be modified:Yes


The design at Phinda Homestead utilizes traditional materials such as thatch, gumpole and stone tile.The outdoor sitting area has been purposely designed as the  central area of the Homestead.

A rim flow eternity pool is available to cool of during the heat of the day.

The Homestead comes with your own

  • private ranger/host,
  • tracker,
  • butler,
  • chef,
  • the private use of an open 4×4 safari vehicle,
  • rim flow eternity pool .

Very large spacious courtyards, ponds and the  living areas,open up to the Africa bush,complimenting the inside and the outside.

The rooms at Phindas Homestead all contain sliding windows that opens up the senses to space and space and light.The Beds are located in the rooms in such a way so as to face the wilderness and bush.Thus  game viewing begins when you wake  up.

As you have a  dedicated guide and tracker,and game drive vehicle,you decide when to go out on game drives. However dont sleep in, as you may miss out on the action.Early morning are best.

With a personal chef and butler you can create culinary treats that meets your needs.Maybe a picnic basket when you go on a game drive?

The experience of an African sunset,the sundowner complete, the evening game drive finished..whats next..thats right…your own privately prepared meal, eaten outside in the traditional outdoor eating area called a Boma