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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was our second safari. The first had been to Kenya where you couldn't help but bump into one of the big five around every corner. Phinda was entirely the opposite. We did see some amazing stuff including all the big five but the weather was awful and Phinda do not provide either closed top trucks or canvas roofs. Freezing...

5Thank Jo S
Tenerife, Spain
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My friend and I stayed here a few weeks ago for 4 nights .... it was just fantastic.. Considering all the problems they are encountering with the prolonged drought .. it was still excellent .. The driver was such a lovely man .. he and his guild where just spectacular .. Very polite .. very knowledgeable about the wildlife and...

Thank robertah2014
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had 4 nights at Phinda and we both could not fault the service and attention by the great staff. Our ranger Dylan was just fantastic. We went out twice a day on our drives and the dinner and breakfast in the bush topped off a wonderful stay.

Thank stickyMelbourne
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A wonderful experience of safari, accommodation, food and good company. Perfection. We visited in early September for a two night stay which included a late afternoon-evening game drive on day of arrival and dawn game drive followed by breakfast on day of departure for a total of four game drives. The game drives were superb and for for the most...

2Thank Chris H
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We spent two evenings and several game drives at Phinda. The accommodations were excellent. The food is over the top. Service was fantastic. Most memorable: our game ranger, Ricci. She was fun, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We saw great wildlife - Lions, elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, more. Highly recommend this luxury safari experience.

2Thank honglong
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Thrilling game drives to see the big 5, we saw the 5 and leopards twice in 3 days! Very professional and extremely friendly ranger and tracker (Clive and Sofiso). The game drives take 8 hours per day and we had a vehicule just for us. Excellent rooms and food, superb sunsets. Do not miss it!

1Thank fjpe2016
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have had the most amazing start to our honeymoon at Phinda mountain lodge. I literally couldn't fault the place. The attention to detail is outstanding. Place: the rooms are amazing, have every amenity you can think of and if you wanted something you could probably ask. We had room 16. It had its own plunge pool and large deck...

1Thank Alimoore90
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Phinda with my family (that includes 2 kids aged 11 and 8). Rooms are spacious and elegant. The service is very good and kids are welcomed. Food is on average excellent. As far as the game drives, I must admit that they were below my expectations. It might be that it was just bad luck, but compared...

1Thank maroo r
Exeter, Devon
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed here as a family in 3 rooms. Such a beautiful location and the usual amazing customer service from andBeyond. Really enjoyed having Amy as our ranger getting us out of tight spots when the jeep starter motor broke in the middle of a herd of elephants! It showed that the andBeyond training is second to none. Food is...

Thank devonlady45
Bourne End, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Phinda is a world-class game reserve with several lodges on the reserve, but we chose Mountain Lodge for its reputation of being the best for families. From the moment we drove in (sighting 4 rhinos next to the road before we'd reached the entrance), the experience didn't disappoint. The staff could not do enough to help and make your stay...

Thank tkny44

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings. The 24 suites scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. There's no end to the choice of taking in the view - spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of dozens of candles and lanterns. ... more   less 

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Address: Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $2,888 - $5,265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Phinda Mountain Hotel Phinda Private Game Reserve
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“All rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 369melissak, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms 17,18 and 19 are the closest to the main dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any of the spacious private suites will be to your very liking!”
 of 5 bubbles 192larryr, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“they're all amazing...you do need to take antimalarials.. very LOW risk but not NO risk..in that area...”
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“Steep paths would make the Mountain Lodge a poor choice for people with mobility challenges.”
 of 5 bubbles TheRainIn, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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