With wrap-around views of the spectacular Ubombo Mountains and the South African bushveld below, Phinda Mountain Lodge’s dramatic location sets it apart.
Paved pathways lead down the mountainside from the main guest areas to the spacious suites – a subtly executed blend of avant-garde and ethnic design. Observe the serenity of the South African wilderness from your private deck, surrounded by the indigenous trees and shrubbery of the pristine Zululand bushveld. Each of the 25 suites features a private sitting room, personal bar, verandah, plunge pool and outdoor shower.
Delicious Pan-African cuisine is enjoyed in the dramatic boma (outdoor dining area) illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns, or served in the bush under a star-studded sky. Phinda is renowned for wonderful bush banqueting in surprising settings.
Little compares to Phinda’s exciting range of safari activities. Twice-daily game-drives grant opportunities to view the renowned Big Five while nature walks, riverboat cruises and canoe trips along the Mzinene River (available at no additional cost) provide a lovely variety. Additionally, Phinda offers a range of optional thrilling Indian Ocean adventures from scuba diving and deep-sea fishing to spectacular air safaris.
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