Booked either for sole-use or on a room-by-room basis, the intimate Zuka Lodge is sheer, cool Comfort. Everything guests need is right within reach –comfortable library, sitting room with fireplace, swimming pool and four separate bush cottages. The garden lawn ends in a popular watering hole that entices many a four-legged visitor. Guests can choose to join the group in a generous sitting room or indulge in laid-back moments in the private sitting area of their cosy bush cottage. At the end of the day, an oversized bathtub awaits in the middle of a circular stone bath chamber.
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With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda 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. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.
Poised majestically on a mountain crest, Mountain Lodge offers exceptional views over the entire reserve, as well as a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Glamorous guest areas offer a dramatic vantage point over the Lebombo Mountains, while the spacious suites feature private verandas and secluded plunge pools. A warm and friendly welcome awaits families with children, with a family suite providing interleading rooms with an optional additional bed in each and a children’s programme specially designed to keep younger guests entranced.
A sole-use safari residence, The Homestead is an exclusive hideaway that blends laidback luxury with wildlife adventure. Stylish Comfort, coupled with genuine hospitality from The Homestead’s personal chef and butler, will have guests feeling at ease in this private villa. An interactive kitchen awaits guests’ instructions, whether they’re having their favourite meals prepared for them or being surprised at meal time. A dedicated ranger and tracker team will take guests out on game drive whenever they wish.
Clinging to steep cliffs, the stone and adobe suites of Rock Lodge gaze out onto lush bushveld vegetation. Suspended over the valley below, this cliff-top pueblo is an intimate and romantic refuge. Eagle’s eye views and a feeling of utter seclusion combine with roughly hewn walls and chunky textures. Private plunge pools balance on the edge of a breathtaking precipice, while al fresco showers in the leafy growth give the illusion of bathing in your own waterfall. A roaring fire in the guest areas provides a gathering point for a maximum of just twelve guests.
Fringing the reserve’s wildlife-rich wetland system, along the edge of a rare sand forest, the vibrant and intimate Phinda Vlei Lodge offers a tranquil oasis in the middle of flourishing wilderness.
Secluded deep in rare sand forest, the glass walls of Forest Lodge offer sweeping views of this unique ecosystem. Cradled in a maze of ancient vegetation, each contemporary Zulu Zen suite provides a tranquil space from which to watch the secrets of the forest unfold. In spite of the floor to ceiling glass, the towering torchwood trees and fertile forest floor create a sense of seclusion. Tiny suni and red duiker graze among the vines, and a short walk to the rim flow swimming pool could easily become a close encounter with a graceful nyala or agile impala.