Phinda Mountain Lodge
Whether you’re on honeymoon or travelling with a private group, Phinda Mountain Lodge is a Big Five safari destination that will steal your heart with its spacious private suites, some of the best views in the world and access to a selection of unique adventure safaris.

Poised majestically on the crest of a mountain, 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.

Guests are greeted with bright smiles and warm welcomes from the lodge’s gracious staff. A warm and friendly welcome awaits families with children at Phinda Mountain Lodge, with two family suites providing interleading rooms with an optional additional bed in each.

Reasons to visit Phinda Mountain Lodge:
- Day and night game drives, walking safaris, and river cruises
- Phinda Adventures – Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives, scuba safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, visits to endangered wild cats project, swimming with whale sharks, whale watching
- Specialist Safaris – birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking, walking, family and private safaris
- views of the reserve
- Ideal for families - childrens program and playroom
- 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

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 plunge pools, outdoor showers, open-air dining

Accommodation at Phinda Mountain Lodge:
At Phinda Mountain Lodge a room with a view isn’t just an option – it’s an absolute guarantee. Poised majestically on the crest of a mountain, the lodge commands a dramatic vista 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.

A total of 25 suites are positioned to ensure complete privacy while optimising the view from the veranda. A private outdoor shower and plunge pool for each suite allow you to savour the outdoors and the fresh mountain air. Lounging in your private plunge pool overlooking the dense green slopes, you can lose all track of time as easily as though you were floating on a cloud high up above the world.

Bask in the solitude of your suite’s personal sitting room or share in the books and games in the spacious guest areas. Browse for a choice souvenir in our selectively stocked safari shop or sip on a cocktail while taking in the views from the terrace.

Things to do at Phinda Mountain Lodge:
- 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 Mountain Lodge:
Children are welcome at family-friendly Phinda Mountain Lodge, which boasts a Family Suite and a specialised children’s programme.
The lodge boasts an exclusive Family Suite that accommodates four additional children under the age of 16. The exclusive use of a safari vehicle means 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 lodge is also able to accommodate a limited number of triple rooms for families not staying in the Family Suite.

This means that, should parents wish to share a room with younger children, an additional bed will be set up in the parents’ room for children 16 years or younger.

When not staying in the Family Suite, game drives are available to children aged twelve years and older. Children aged six to twelve are permitted on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. While children younger than six cannot participate in game drives, childminders can be arranged during game drives and meal times at an additional cost.

Designed especially for children visiting &Beyond’s lodges, WILDchild is a filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. On arrival at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge, each child will receive a WILDchild branded bag containing a logbook, crayons, pencils and a pawprint tattoo. There is a personalised welcome note for every child, with those under three getting an African-themed soft toy as well.

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  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Horse Riding
  • 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

Lush and hot in summer, with many young animals. Winter thins out the vegetation and cools things down for the best game viewing.

Other Accommodation near Phinda Mountain Lodge:

Accommodation options within 8km from Phinda Mountain Lodge include:


Phinda Homestead

Phinda Homestead

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Phinda Forest Lodge

Phinda Forest Lodge

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Phinda Rock Lodge

Phinda Rock Lodge

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Phinda Vlei Lodge

Phinda Vlei Lodge

Intimate and elegant, this exquisite lodge comprises six thatched suites with en suite bathrooms, dressing rooms, private plunge pools and decks which overlook the vlei where you’re likely to observe the wildlife


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