Overview of Phinda Zuka Lodge

Overlooking a busy waterhole, the small and exclusive Phinda Zuka Lodge delivers an intimate, flexible safari experience in KwaZulu Natal’s fantastic Phinda Resource Reserve. Your group will be given a dedicated vehicle and private ranger who will help you to tailor-make your safari experience to your requirements.

You decide the time to go on twice-daily game drives, head off on guided bush walks or enjoy motor boat safaris down the Mzinene River. Add variety to your safari experience with an optional trip to the nearby Indian Ocean where you can discover the abundant marine life on snorkelling and scuba diving excursions.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in Phinda Private Game Reserve, famous big five territory
  • Relaxed and comfortable design
  • Sole-use villa - groups of up to eight
  • Private vehicle, guide, chef & butler - making your stay personalised and special
  • Viewing decks overlook busy waterhole
  • Excellent family safari villa

Animal tracking experience

Beach activities

Bird watching


Day tours

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Horse riding

Photographic safaris

Private game-drives

River cruises

Scenic flights

Scuba diving


Specialist guides

Rooms at Phinda Zuka Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Phinda Zuka Suit


    Phinda Zuka Lodge has four thatched Zulu-style bush cottages. The cottages are set 15 metres apart and offer privacy, peace and quiet; each features a private veranda overlooking a waterhole.

    The rooms are designed for comfort and relaxation and feature air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms – complete with a circular bath chamber, double shower and twin hand basins – with beautiful views over the wetlands.

    General Facilities

    The facilities at Phinda Zuka Lodge are excellent. You’ll have the use of a personal chef and butler and the main lodge overlooks a busy waterhole – its deep-shaded verandas and comfortable armchairs provide the perfect place for wildlife viewing.

    A relaxed café-style kitchen and an intimate library make up the main living areas, a great area to return to after a day outdoors.

    Other facilities include a swimming pool, internet connectivity and even a TV for the kids if you want.

    Computer facilities

    Laundry service


    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available


    Dinner can be an informal affair at Phinda Zuka where you can chat with your personal chef over a meal in the café-style kitchen.

    This lodge is also known for its great bush breakfasts, served after a game drive, while another great gourmet experience is to dine out in the bush under the starry African night sky.

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