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Phinda Rock Lodge

Bedrooms: 6, Guests: 12
From 46,375 USD per week, to price on request

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Amazing lodge with 6 suites with private plunge pools and awe-inspiring views over the valley

Immersed in a Private Game Reserve which spreads over more than 28 000 hectares of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Phinda Rock Lodge occupies a dramatic location overlooking the impressive Leopard Rock. The rocky cliffside position ensures guests feel totally immersed in the surroundings being close to the reserve’s abundant birdlife and the wildlife roaming below.

Boasting seven ecosystems and an extraordinary range of wildlife, this area is considered one of Africa’s most diverse wilderness areas.

The lodge interior features an earthy, soft grey palette and solid wooden shutters and doors.

The guest areas have a very relaxed, yet glamourous style abounding in beautiful decorative details. The living area has a fireplace and comfortable sofas, while the dining room has an intimate feel and gorgeous lighting. Large French doors open onto an extensive outdoor veranda, the ideal spot for al fresco meals, while the rooftop terrace provides the ultimate venue for dining under the stars.

Each of the six guest cottages boasts impressive views of the valley, a simple design perfectly integrating with the surrounding nature and a viewing deck where guests can relax and take in the scenery. What’s more, each of them has a private plunge pool for another touch of pampering, an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub encased in wide windows overlooking the awe-inspiring valley, and several also boast outdoor showers.

For those looking for luxury accommodation along with authentic safari experiences in the African bush, Phinda Rock Lodge cannot be missed.

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  • 6 Plunge Pools 6 Plunge Pools
  • Rooftop Terrace Rooftop Terrace
  • Private Game Reserve Private Game Reserve



4 x cottage with en-suite bathroom and private deck with plunge pool, outdoor shower, and panoramic views
2 x cottage with en-suite bathroom and private deck with plunge pool and panoramic views


11 Jan 2024 - 10 Jan 2025ZAR 124,320 per night
11 Jan 2025 - 10 Jan 2026ZAR 130,500 per night

Price per night for 6 cottages. Reduced per night price available on request for stays of 6+ nights. Mandatory conservation fee not included. Children over the age of 12 welcome; no children under 16 yrs old permitted on Walking Safaris.

Indoor Features

  • Fireplace
  • Minibar
  • Gym-in-a-basket
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

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Outdoor Features

  • Panoramic views
  • Plunge pools
  • Roof terrace
  • Balconies
  • Outdoor lounge areas
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor showers

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  • Personalised butler service
  • Full board
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits & beers, tea & coffee
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Transfers to and from lodge airstrip
  • Laundry service
  • In-room massage treatments
  • Twice-daily game drives
  • One-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during stay

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Extra Services

  • Landing fees (private charters only)
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits & cigars
  • Telephone calls
  • Zulu village tours
  • Night turtle drives (seasonal)
  • Scuba safaris
  • Black rhino tracking on foot
  • Specialist safaris

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Phinda Rock Lodge is a part of the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Situated in the Zululand region of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, it is set between Mkuze Game Reserve and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. It is only 30 km from the white-fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean.

The reserve features seven distinct habitats, allowing for a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife. Phinda is home to the “Big Five” (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos) as well as cheetahs, antelopes, hundreds of bird species and more.

Other activities include bush walks, conservation walks, coral reef diving, bird watching, Zulu village visits, and campfire meals to name but a few.

Phinda Private Game Reserve has its own airstrip with daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg, or private charters can be arranged from anywhere in South Africa.

Alternatively, it is a seven-hour drive from Johannesburg, three-and-a-half hours from Durban and one-and-a-half-hour drive from Richards Bay.

Distances (approx.):
Richards Bay – 1.5 hours’ drive
Durban – 3.5 hours’ drive
Johannesburg – 7 hours’ drive

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Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.

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