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Set against a giant cliff face in the beautiful Phinda Resource Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, Phinda Rock Lodge delivers an exclusive safari experience and is perfect for honeymooners and romantics.

This private Big 5 reserve is famous for its abundance of game and the lodge offers exciting game drives and guided nature walks to absorb the drama. You can also enjoy some excellent bird watching from motor boat cruises and take part in other water-based activities such as snorkelling, canoeing and scuba diving off the nearby subtropical Maputoland coastline.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - South Africa Hotels & Resorts - Readers Choice Rating

highlights

  • Set in Phinda Private Game Reserve, world reknowned private reserve
  • Dramatic views from cliff-side suites
  • A waterhole directly across from the lodge makes for great sightings
  • Small and exclusive hide-out with only six suites
  • Unbelievable abundance of birds around the lodge
  • Utterly romantic with outdoor showers and private candle-lit dinners

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Facilities

Phinda Rock Lodge offers excellent facilities to ensure an exclusive and luxurious stay.

All the central guest areas, including the lounge and dining areas, have spectacular views of the reserve's grasslands and the majestic Lebombo Mountains.

In the winter, a cosy fire is a feature of the lounge while beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed on the west-facing outside deck.

In summer you can spend your days relaxing in and around the swimming pool between game viewing activities though more active guests may want to also make use of the lodge's gym.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Wi-fi available
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    Laundry service

Dining

Dinner at Phinda Rock Lodge is a Pan-African banquet. It can be served in the dining room where you will dine under wrought iron chandeliers next to an open fireplace.

In good weather, a bush dinner is prepared where you can dine under the starlit sky.

Phinda is also renowned for its elegant bush breakfasts, served with a flourish after a morning game drive.

Suite

Phinda Rock Lodge has six suites, each with a large bedroom and en suite bathroom including a bath and shower - note that some of the rooms have outdoor showers where you can shower with a view or under the stars.

Each suite - suspended from the edge of the rocky cliff - has its own private lounge, deck and plunge pool, and is incredibly spacious with fantastic views.

Suite AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Internet facility
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    Mini Bar
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area
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    Private plunge pools
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    Safe
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    Telephone

Activities

  • Animal tracking experience
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • River cruises
  • Scenic flights
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Walking safaris
  • Beach activities
  • Horse-riding
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $675 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Phinda was truly a once in a lifetime experience - Rock Lodge was 5 star in our book! The service from the staff was beyond anything we could have expected and the game drives were spectacular. Our guides were excellent and we saw every animal imaginable.

    Jeffery Mote, May 2012
  • Had a great time, no problems!

    Kevin Kain, June 2011
  • Phinda was an amazing experience Ist class and have fantastic photos on THE BIG FIVE !!! It was extremely hot there and we did the two game drives each day. Had lovely company... young couple from Durban and an English couple. Had great fun!

    Dolores Jordan, March 2008

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Stuart Parker

Stuart Parker

Africa Safari Expert

"Phinda is the idyllic KwaZulu-Natal Safari Destination. Offering exceptional views and with only 6 suites, Rock Lodge is perfect for honeymooners and those looking for an intimate South Africa safari."

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Phinda was truly a once in a lifetime experience - Rock Lodge was 5 star in our book! The service from the staff was beyond anything we could have expected and the game drives were spectacular. Our guides were excellent and we saw every animal imaginable.

Jeffery Mote, May 2012 >View more reviews