Phinda Homestead
Savour the luxury of Africa’s wide open spaces with the sky and savanna theme of Phinda Homestead.

Breathtakingly stylish and sophisticated yet refreshingly simple, the Phinda Homestead provides the ideal venue to reconnect with friends and family.

With the warm, friendly faces and helping hands of a full complement of staff ready to welcome you on arrival, you will instantly feel as though this is your second home.

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.

Large sliding windows give a sense of space and light. Beds are positioned to face the waking bush but there`s no need to jump out of bed early - with a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, you set your own game drive times!

A focus on stylish comfort, coupled with genuine hospitality from your personal chef and butler, will have you feeling at ease in this private villa. An interactive kitchen awaits your instructions, whether it’s the simple joy of having your favourite meals prepared for you or the pure pleasure of being surprised at meal time. Enjoy meals shared with special people around a spacious table or savour a delectable picnic on an extended game drive.

While away a quiet afternoon drinking in the views from the open viewing decks or give in to the seduction of plump cushions around the sparkling swimming pool. If you`re feeling more active, enjoy a workout in a gym that boasts incredible view of the wilderness outside. As night closes in, admire the glorious colours of an African sunset steal over the skies as the warm light of dozens of lanterns creates an intimate dining space in the private outdoor boma.

Why visit Phinda Homestead:
- Sole-use safari villa for families or groups
- Private open 4x4 safari vehicle at your convenience
- Dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef
- Completely customisable daily schedule
- Ideal for families
- Seven habitats allow for much greater diversity in species and landscapes
- Wildlife includes cheetah, black rhino and nyala
- Variety of adventures available
- 23 000 hectare (56 800 acre) private game reserve with limited number of vehicles
- Phinda Homestead was named Expensive Places Editor’s Choice luxury safari villa of summer 2014

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: All year round; best game viewing from March to end of September.
RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN: Children are welcome. See our Family Travel page.
GUEST SAFETY: The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
LODGE AMENITIES: Private 4x4 safari vehicle, butler, chef, and ranger and tracker team

Accommodation at Phinda Homestead:
The sky and savanna of Phinda Homestead is designed to make the most of the luxury of Africa’s wide open spaces. Breathtakingly stylish and sophisticated yet refreshingly simple, the Homestead provides the ideal venue to reconnect with friends and family.

The warm, friendly faces and helping hands of a full complement of staff are ready to welcome guests on arrival. 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.

Generous courtyards, ponds and living areas that open up to the landscape beyond embrace the surrounding bush, inviting it into the spacious interiors. Large sliding windows give a sense of space and light. Beds are positioned to face the waking bush but there`s no need to jump out of bed early - with a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, guests set their own game drive times.

The focus is on stylish comfort, coupled with genuine hospitality from the personal chef and butler. An interactive kitchen prepares communal meals shared with special people around a spacious table or savoured as a delectable picnic on an extended game drive.

Open viewing decks look out onto magnificent bush views, while the sparkling swimming pool is surrounded by loungers with plump cushions. A small but well equipped gym boasts incredible view of the wilderness outside. As night closes in, the glorious colours of an African sunset steal over the skies as the warm light of dozens of lanterns creates an intimate dining space in the private outdoor boma.

Activities available for Phinda Homestead:
- A Night Under the Stars
- Black Rhino Tracking on Foot
- Endangered Wild Cats Project
- Family Safari
- Indian Ocean Scuba Safari
- Luxury Walking Safari
- Maputaland Beach Adventure
- Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
- Photographic Safari
- Private Safari
- Specialist Birding Safari
- Swimming with Whale Sharks
- Tracking Adventure
- Turtle Nesting Adventure
- Zulu Village Tour

Family travel at Phinda Homestead:
A private safari villa that is booked for the sole use of one group, Phinda Homestead is ideal for family travel.

Four spacious suites are grouped around a common lounge and dining area, offering privacy for individual couples while providing shared spaces for the family to spend time together. A nanny’s room is available for childminders travelling with the family.

The exclusive use of a safari vehicle, as well as a dedicated ranger and tracker team, mean that game drives can be tailored for the shorter attention span of younger children, leaving and coming back to the lodge at any time. The private chef is available to prepare meals at any time, catering for early bedtimes and preparing special food for fussy eaters on request. Childminders are available to look after younger children.

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R61050.00 per unit

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Facilities & Services:

  • Disabled
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool




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    Health & Climate:

    SUMMER (OCTOBER-APRIL)
    Daytime temperatures above 35˚C / 95˚F

    WINTER (MAY-SEPTEMBER)
    Night-time temperature rarely drops below 10˚C / 50˚F

    Subtropical climate with hot, humid and wet and summers from September to April and warm to cool and dry winters from May to August. Rainfall averages 1,000mm / 39” per annum.

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