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Phinda Vlei Lodge

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,667

Carefully tucked away in one of six secluded suites perfectly integrated into the African bush, at Phinda Vlei Lodge you are virtually guaranteed to see more animals than people during your stay - and that’s not counting the game drives!


Elegant and serene, the gracious spaces of Phinda Vlei Lodge are designed for quiet contemplation of the African wilderness. With each suite’s deck opening up onto a dazzling view of the clearing beyond, combine your game viewing with a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool, but be prepared to share it with a thirsty elephant or impala!

Excellent Big Five game viewing, with spectacular sightings of the elusive cheetah and rare black rhino. Overlooking an open wetland, or vlei, where animals come down to drink.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,667

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Day 1

Arrive Phinda Vlei Lodge

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Phinda Vlei Lodge

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    Phinda Vlei Lodge



    Fringing the Reserve's unique vlei (wetland) system along the edge of the rare sand forest, the sophisticated Vlei Lodge at Phinda is intimately integrated into the surrounding African bush. Gracious and elegant, this charming lodge comprises six thatched suites decorated in a subtle blend of ...

    Fringing the Reserve's unique vlei (wetland) system along the edge of the rare sand forest, the sophisticated Vlei Lodge at Phinda is intimately integrated into the surrounding African bush.

    Gracious and elegant, this charming lodge comprises six thatched suites decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles, with hints of Balinese influences. Each suite, complete with luxurious ensuite bathroom, dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck, overlooks the grassy vlei where guests can observe herds of grazing antelope, zebra and a dazzling variety of birdlife.

    The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, with a mixture of understated sophistication and sheer luxury. Relax in private plunge pools and watch the drama of the African wilderness unfold, or unwind in the comfortable sitting area in front of a warm and inviting open fireplace. Savour delicious and innovative Pan African meals, served on the expansive game viewing decks.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Days 2 & 3

Phinda Vlei Lodge

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Phinda Vlei Lodge

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Durban Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits & beers
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium beverages
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits & cigars
  • Adventures at Phinda
  • Conservation levy & Munyawana Conservancy fee
  • Park entrance fee or landing fees

OTHER INFORMATION:

We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


Location: 

Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, including that of cheetah, &Beyond Phinda features Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), endangered black rhino, and 415 bird species.

Accommodation: 

Each suite boasts not only a private sitting area and ensuite bathroom, but also a dressing room and game viewing deck, so you may not ever want to leave, even for meals. Not that you will have to - private dining in your suite can be arranged, as can more social meals on the dining deck or even on the edge of the vlei. On clear, cold winter nights keep the chill at bay relaxing in front of a roaring fire in the sitting room before retiring to the comfort of a warm bed.

Facilities: 

Carefully tucked away in one of six secluded suites perfectly integrated into the African bush, you are virtually guaranteed to see more animals than people during your stay - and that’s not counting the game drives! Each moment brings a new surprise, as man made barriers melt away and the wonders of the bush are revealed at every turn.

Elegant and serene, the gracious spaces of Phinda Vlei Lodge are designed for quiet contemplation of the African wilderness. With each suite’s deck opening up onto a dazzling view of the clearing beyond, combine your game viewing with a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool, but be prepared to share it with a thirsty elephant or impala!

Excellent Big Five game viewing, with spectacular sightings of the elusive cheetah and rare black rhino. Overlooking an open wetland, or vlei, where animals come down to drink.


 

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