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Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phinda Vlei lodge has everything one could ever ask for in terms of luxury. The small touch of coming home to a candlelit bubble bath along with a tray of hot tea, in your private suite after a game drive is just delightful and warms...More

Thank freedomoftravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vlei is fantastic! This was our second stay and it was amazing as the first. Our ranger Warren and tracker Siophio were relentless. Every drive was exciting...as was our walk through the sand forest. Our suite was beautiful and the food was unbelievable with Debbie...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cabin was large and comfortable, and the design just right for the African environment. The sand forest was lush and attractive, a pleasant and different experience than the drier areas of Madikwe and Kruger. Wonderful guide and tracker (Dumi and Sabelo), and very friendly...More

Thank nsflady
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My husband and I traveled to Vlei Lodge toward the end of our two weeks in South Africa. From the moment we arrived -- with the staff gathered at the reception area waving hello -- I knew we were in a special place. The manager,...More

Thank BurnsFamily05
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great experience !! the lodge is great the food is awesome and also the safari experience is unique. I would definitely recommend this lodge and also this trip is one of a kind , I had a great time !!

Thank Anna B
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AndBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is the ultimate, romantic and totally private safari getaway. Its location amongst the trees on the edge of an open grassland offers fantastic game viewing, with each suite carefully positioned for a prime view of the animals coming out to drink.

Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Beachfront
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
 
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View, Charming, Family
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Also Known As
phinda vlei hotel phinda private game reserve
Location
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalPhinda Private Game Reserve
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Traveller (342)
Room & Suite (104)
Dining (24)
Pool & Beach (9)
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barn8side
7 October 2018|
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Response from andBeyondTravel | Property representative |
Unfortunately andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is not wheelchair friendly, all the pathways are sand and makes it very difficult to push a wheelchair. Phinda Vlei Lodge does have a number of steps and there are no railings in the... More
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L R
5 September 2017|
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Response from happytraveler12015 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the elephants did not visit during our 4 day stay. We were told that they were there a few days before. Consider it a bonus if they visit but I wouldn't expect it. We did see a Cheetah from our deck! The... More
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"Room 6 - situated next to the elephants path and visited daily by the ele's"
freedomoftravel
2 weeks ago
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"Room 6/ You may get elephant visitors."
MarieC129
3 weeks ago
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"Cabins 3-6 south of the main lodge seemed to get more animal activity than cabins 1 and 2 north of the lodge."
nsflady
4 weeks ago
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"Cabin 4 has a great view of wildlife, Cabin 6 might get elephant visits, cabin 3 is close to the main lodge..."
Kriselda
16 Jun. 2018
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