Phinda Rock Lodge
Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle, amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds. The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley.

When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you’ll need a second look to realise you haven’t arrived at a Mexican hacienda. While the rugged adobe-style building wouldn’t be out of place in a desert pueblo, the lush bushveld vegetation and the wildlife dotted on the surrounding slopes leave you in no doubt that you’re in the middle of Africa.

With only six suites carved into the rocky hillside, you’ll feel you’re part of an elite tribe of rock dwellers suspended in a cosy hideout that offers complete seclusion from the world below.

Elevated over the valley below, the cliff-top suites provide an intimate, cosy space in a dramatic setting with an eagle’s eye view of the reserve. Snuggled high above the surrounding panorama, your closest neighbour is likely to be an inquisitive spotted genet paying you a friendly visit on the dining deck.

Why visit Phinda Rock Lodge:
- Day and night game drives, walking safari and river cruises
- Perched high on a rocky cliffside with panoramic views over Leopard Rock
- 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
- Perfect for Honeymooners, couples, romantic or private getaways

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: All year round; best game viewing from March to end of September.
RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN: Children over 12 years 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 rim-flow plunge pools, roaring fireplace, outdoor showers

Accommodation at Phinda Rock Lodge:
Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle, amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds.

The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley.

When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you’ll need a second look to realise you haven’t arrived at a Mexican hacienda. While the rugged adobe-style building wouldn’t be out of place in a desert pueblo, the lush bushveld vegetation and the wildlife dotted on the surrounding slopes leave you in no doubt that you’re in the middle of Africa.

With only six suites carved into the rocky hillside, you’ll feel you’re part of an elite tribe of rock dwellers suspended in a cosy hideout that offers complete seclusion from the world below.

Suspended over the valley below, the cliff-top suites provide an intimate, cosy space in a dramatic setting with an eagle’s eye view of the reserve. Snuggled high above the surrounding panorama, your closest neighbour is likely to be an inquisitive spotted genet paying you a friendly visit on the dining deck.

Activities available at Phinda Rock Lodge:
- A Night Under the Stars
- Black Rhino Tracking on Foot
- Endangered Wild Cats Project
- 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

Phinda is home to an abundance of wildlife, from the large mammals to the smallest antelope. However, it is the faster of predators that has a special place here.

Due to its cliffside location, Phinda Rock Lodge is not recommended for guests under 12 years of age.
From:
R7710.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

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  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Other Language
  • 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 Rock Lodge:

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Phinda Mountain 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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