KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Savour the luxury of Africa’s wide open spaces from the exclusive private safari villa at &Beyond Phinda Homestead. Breathtakingly stylish, yet refreshingly simple, the Homestead provides the ideal venue to reconnect with family and friends. This sole-use villa accommodates parties of up to eight guests in four exquisite rooms, part of a grand design encompassing generous courtyards, ponds, and a central outdoor pool.
The emphasis is on outdoor spaces, with expansive central living areas opening directly onto the magnificent landscape. The architectural design embraces local tradition with materials of thatch, gum-pole, and stone tile used throughout the lodge. A full complement of staff is ready to welcome you on arrival, helping you feel instantly at home. Complete with a dedicated ranger and tracker team, private butler and chef, and an open 4×4 safari vehicle, &Beyond Phinda Homestead is ideal for family celebrations and special occasion safaris to explore the wild bush.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate KwaZulu Natal into a greater South Africa and African holiday. Take a look at Ultimate Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
&Beyond Phinda Homestead Information
- Location & Getting There:
&Beyond Phinda Homestead sits on Phinda Private Game Reserve, encompassing 23,000 hectares of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The property is a 8-hour drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or a 3.5-hour drive from King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
Situated in the north of the Phinda Private Game Reserve, &Beyond Phinda Homestead is a gracious sole-use safari villa, ideal for families or groups of friends. The exclusive and elegant lodge blends seamlessly into the surrounding wild setting of South Africa’s rugged land. Traditional materials such as thatch, gum-pole, and stone tile draw on local influence, extending through grand living spaces and into four luxurious suites where large windows frame sweeping views of the magnificent landscape, even from the comfort of your bed.
Up to eight guests can gather in the private villa – a design with an emphasis on outdoor spaces, encompassing generous courtyards, ponds, and expansive central living areas opening directly onto the wild bush. An interactive kitchen allows for intimate, informal family dining, a private gym offers space to break a sweat, and an eternity pool provides respite from the heat of the day. A full complement of staff is ready to welcome you on arrival, helping you feel instantly at home.
Private open 4x4 safari vehicle
Dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler & chef
With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda Private Game Reserve is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland, and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes, and pans. The reserve sits in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures and the opportunity to spot the Big Five - lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos.
Guests at &Beyond Phinda Homestead will experience unforgettable game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle, accompanied by a dedicated game ranger and tracker. With bespoke scheduling, you set the pace according to your preference each day. Track rhino and turtles. Meet the Zulu in a village visit. Discover the seven habitats. And end the day on a golden beach. With completely customizable programs, the options are endless and the memories, made for a lifetime.
As a private safari villa, booked for the sole use of one group, &Beyond Phinda Homestead is ideal for family travel.