&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge

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Phinda Game Reserve

Set deep within a beautiful sand forest, &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge offers a calming atmosphere which can be described as Zulu Zen.

Located in South Africa‘s Phinda Game Reserve, this private retreat is innovatively designed with a combination of glass and wood allowing each of the 16 spacious suites to be naturally immersed in the surroundings all the while allowing for game viewing in one of the planet’s most unique ecosystems.

As one of the first eco-designed luxury lodges, &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge offers a unique experience in which guests are completely immersed in the forest and enjoy intimate wildlife encounters.

Dining takes place on a deck from where guests can observe monkeys jumping from branch to branch and wildlife grazing on the plain.

Game-viewing is rich in the region and there are many opportunities to spot the Big Five whilst staying at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge.

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Location & Getting There

&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge is located with Phinda Private Game Reserve, a 3 hour drive north of Durban and is easily reached by road. There is also an airstrip and charter flights from Durban and Richards Bay Airports.


&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge is an intimate retreat with just 16 spacious suites, decked in glass, wood and a minimalist design. Each room is built on stilts, appearing to float in the forest with a private deck from which to admire the surroundings. The bathrooms feature bath, separate shower and toilet.


Breakfast lounge
Dining deck


The main draw at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge is the game viewing. Guests can opt for day or night drives, walking safaris and river cruises. There are also countless options for capturing great photographs whilst on safari. For a more cultural element, Zulu village tours can also be organised.


Children are welcome and the lodge has a kids’ program called WILDchild, filled with interactive activities offering opportunities to learn and discover new cultures and experiences. Each child also received a WILDchild gift bag. However, rooms are not suitable for triple configuration.

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