&Beyond: Phinda Private Game Reserve
&Beyond is one of the world's leading Safari companies, designing personalized luxury safaris in 15 African countries. The company owns and operates 33 extraordinary losges and camps in Africa and India's wilderness high spots.&Beyond also offers integrated touring services, including full on-the-ground support, in South, Southern and East Africa, as well as South Asia.
The exclusive Phinda Private Game Reserve is an unique and exciting safari destination. It is located in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa, between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Phinda's 23 000 hectares of wilderness encompass seven distinct habitats, providing homes to Africa's Big Five(lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and over 400 bird species.
Poised majestically on the crest of a mountain, &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge commands dramatic vistas over the surrounding landscape. Balanced between soaring views of the scenery below and the endless blue of the African sky above, each suite opens onto a breathtaking panorama. With glamorous guest areas and spellbinding views, this bold and stylish lodge will truly make you feel on top of the world. Magnificent guest viewing decks and private verandas attached to each suite ensure that there’s no shortage of spectacular locations to drink in the natural luxury of the sensational setting.
Set in rare and beautiful sand forest, the glass walls of &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge offer a wonderful view of one of the most singular ecosystems on the planet. It is one of the world's first eco-designed luxury lodges. The designers have created a calming atmosphere of Zulu Zen. Phinda Forest Lodge offers to its visitors an absolute privacy, in spite of the floor to ceiling glass walls, the towering torch wood trees and fertile forest floor that surround your suite.
Six exceptional suites which are perched on the side of a rocky cliff are located at the Rock Lodge. Each suite at the Rock Lodge features a spacious bedroom with bath, shower, twin hand basins and separate w.c. The suites provide their own private sitting area, personal bar, plunge pool and deck from where magnificent views of the spectacular Leopard Rock and the valley below can be admired.
Set on the edge of the forest and overlooking an open meadow, complete with watering hole, this wildlife playground brings guests up close and personal. Each morning and early evening the animals appear, dotting the vlei in a wildlife parade. Each suite is positioned for a prime view of the animals coming out to drink and panoramic vistas from even shower or bathtub.
The beautiful Zuka Lodge is a sole-use villa for groups of up to eight guests.African hospitality means treating each guest as though their house were his own. It is composed by four bush cottages and a team of welcoming staff.
Inviting rooms designed around retro trinkets, Zulu crafts and sleek, contemporary touches reinforce the impression that this private safari villa is designed for comfort and ease.
&Beyond have many years' experience in luxury African safari adventures and touring, they offer expert travel advice ensuring that no detail is left to chance.