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We spent three nights here - that means six game drives and some excellent meals. We were greeted by Kathryn who said she was off on leave that evening, so from then on we were looked after by her relief manager, Saskia, who was absolutely...More
Phinda is a great place for the first time safari traveler or for more seasoned visitors, offering excellent game viewing and birding. The reserve territory is large and diverse so there is good variety of species and never any crowds at sightings. The guide/tracker team...More
We recently returned from our first Africa experience. We had planned this to be a great trip, picking nice places, figuring it was a once in a lifetime trip. No more - now we have to go back! Places like Phinda Vlei have us thinking...More
This was our second visit to Phinda Vlei. The first was in 2012 and the memory was so very positive, that we had to come back - and bring a group (of 11) with us.
Vlei (pronounced "flay" in english) has only 6 rooms and...More
Very secluded, excellent game drives, lots of personal service. This was our first stop on a three stop tour organized by &Beyond. Outstanding in every way. I would use them again, and I would stay here again. Very different that the game lodges around Kruger....More
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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
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 animal viewing is fantastic.
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