Phinda Vlei Lodge

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.

South Africa safari Location: Phinda Concession,Northern Kwa Zilu

Best time to visit: All year round,

Approximate Per Night Rate: About ZAR6,500.00 per person per night

Trip Activities: Game Drives, Bush walks, Birding,

Can this trip be modified:Yes

At Phinda Vlei Lodge each suite has been thoughtfully located to watch the animals as they come down to drink.The  views from the shower and bathtub are awesome as well.Non stop safari

Phinda Vlei Lodge is located at the edge of a forest,which also overlooks a open meadow.This meadow has a watering hole,meaning your game viewing never ends.


Vlei lodge is a intimate,secluded lodge with private suites.

Each suite includes

  • a private sitting area
  • ensuite bathroom,
  • a dressing room
  • game viewing deck,
  • A  private dining option for your suite can be arranged.
  • For the cold winter nights a roaring fire in the sitting room.

Specifically located Vlei Lodge six secluded suites are integrated into the African bush.You will see more animals than people.

The spaces of Phinda Vlei Lodge have been designed for quiet and contemplation of the African bush.

Each suite’s deck opens up onto  your own private Safari game viewing  experience.You may want to enjoy a quite soak in your private plunge pool.

However done be selfish be prepared to share it with the local thirsty elephants or the impala!