Luxury Africa Collection

&Beyond Phinda Homestead

Tucked into the edge of a dappled forest in the north of Phinda Private Game Reserve, lies Phinda Homestead, a gracious sole-use safari villa, complete with a dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef. Blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings, and designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, Phinda Homestead is an elegant and homely sole-use villa, ideal for both families and small groups. Four private bedrooms and spacious bathrooms fuse harmoniously with the cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. An interactive kitchen brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience, while a fully equipped private gym and spa allow for relaxation between safaris. Game drive times, as well as meals, are tailored completely to the guests’ preference to create a fully personalised safari.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in: 2pm / Check-out: 11am
Family Friendly
1 Villa
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

Villa

Four private bedrooms, each with a double or twin option, has a spacious en-suite bathroom that blends seamlessly into cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. The four bedrooms are split in half by the expansive lounge, dining room and interactive kitchen that brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. Off to the side, you can enjoy the library, private massage sala and gym – exclusive to you and your guests. Outside, enjoy the enormous firepit that overlooks your personal fully stocked bar and your private rim-flow swimming pool. An additional 5th room, equipped with bunk beds, is available but may be subject to additional charges due to the number of people on a private vehicle.

Dining

Activities

01
Pangolin Conservation Experience

Participate in this privately guided pangolin research and monitoring experience at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and you’ll be supporting the conservation of the world’s most trafficked mammal. In this interpretive and exclusive activity, guests will join a researcher as he (or she) locates one of the pangolins that has been reintroduced to the reserve. They will have the rare opportunity to observe the unique features and remarkable adaptations of these gentle creatures first hand as our researcher does a general health check, and downloads critical research data from the UHF tag attached to each pangolin.

02
Game Drives

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, as well as the Big Five. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide you with an exceptional sighting of all of these animals.

03
Rhino Conservation Experience

Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with a rhino at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve while assisting in the conservation of this rare species. This adventure allows guests to witness the capture and darting of a rhino and assist the veterinary team in notching the sleeping animals ear for research and security monitoring. Ear notches, as well as microchips placed in the horn, enable researchers to correctly identify different rhino on the reserve. Groups of up to eight guests each (sharing the same vehicle) can participate in the entire process, from locating and darting the rhino by helicopter to the never to be repeated opportunity to touch the anaesthetised giant during the notching procedure. Guests will need to spend a minimum of three nights at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

04
Interpretive Nature & Big Game Walks

Accompanied by your ranger, enjoy an interpretive nature walk, around the lodge, where you learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close. Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.

05
Maputaland Beach Adventure

The vast sandy beaches of the Maputaland coastline provide a beautiful setting for a half-day beach outing. Soak up the sun, splash in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relax with a good book, play beach games, take leisurely walks along the shoreline or snorkel alongside Jesser Point, a protected marine reserve.

06
Photographic Safari

Photographic enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, can now capture the wondrous landscapes and magical creatures of andBeyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserves, by taking advantage of a fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle. The vehicle has been fitted with state-of-the-art camera mounts and cater for a maximum of four guests, ensuring exclusivity during your safari experience.

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

  • Four Bedrooms
  • Rim-flow Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • State-of-the-art exercise room
  • Children's Room
  • Lounge
  • Indoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Fire Deck
  • Interactive kitchen
  • A dedicated massage sala

Inclusions

  • Private Vehicle included for 8 guests
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas, coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Safari activities
  • Dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler & chef
  • One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • A complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during your stay
  • Laundry
Location
Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28,555 hectares (70,560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, the reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species.

With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.

Guests at Phinda experience unforgettable interpretive game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as a wide range of optional adventures in the bush and on the beach.

Distance from Johannesburg

7 hrs drive on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle

Distance from Durban

3.5 hrs drive on good roads in a two wheel drive vehicle

By Air

Classic Perspective can arrange private charters from anywhere in South Africa to &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve’s airstrip

Luxury Africa Collection

&Beyond Phinda Homestead

Tucked into the edge of a dappled forest in the north of Phinda Private Game Reserve, lies Phinda Homestead, a gracious sole-use safari villa, complete with a dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef. Blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings, and designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, Phinda Homestead is an elegant and homely sole-use villa, ideal for both families and small groups. Four private bedrooms and spacious bathrooms fuse harmoniously with the cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. An interactive kitchen brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience, while a fully equipped private gym and spa allow for relaxation between safaris. Game drive times, as well as meals, are tailored completely to the guests’ preference to create a fully personalised safari.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in: 2pm / Check-out: 11am
Family Friendly
1 Villa
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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Villa

Four private bedrooms, each with a double or twin option, has a spacious en-suite bathroom that blends seamlessly into cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. The four bedrooms are split in half by the expansive lounge, dining room and interactive kitchen that brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. Off to the side, you can enjoy the library, private massage sala and gym – exclusive to you and your guests. Outside, enjoy the enormous firepit that overlooks your personal fully stocked bar and your private rim-flow swimming pool. An additional 5th room, equipped with bunk beds, is available but may be subject to additional charges due to the number of people on a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Villa

Four private bedrooms, each with a double or twin option, has a spacious en-suite bathroom that blends seamlessly into cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. The four bedrooms are split in half by the expansive lounge, dining room and interactive kitchen that brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. Off to the side, you can enjoy the library, private massage sala and gym – exclusive to you and your guests. Outside, enjoy the enormous firepit that overlooks your personal fully stocked bar and your private rim-flow swimming pool. An additional 5th room, equipped with bunk beds, is available but may be subject to additional charges due to the number of people on a private vehicle.

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Villa

Villa

Four private bedrooms, each with a double or twin option, has a spacious en-suite bathroom that blends seamlessly into cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. The four bedrooms are split in half by the expansive lounge, dining room and interactive kitchen that brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. Off to the side, you can enjoy the library, private massage sala and gym – exclusive to you and your guests. Outside, enjoy the enormous firepit that overlooks your personal fully stocked bar and your private rim-flow swimming pool. An additional 5th room, equipped with bunk beds, is available but may be subject to additional charges due to the number of people on a private vehicle.

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Activities
01
Pangolin Conservation Experience

Participate in this privately guided pangolin research and monitoring experience at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and you’ll be supporting the conservation of the world’s most trafficked mammal. In this interpretive and exclusive activity, guests will join a researcher as he (or she) locates one of the pangolins that has been reintroduced to the reserve. They will have the rare opportunity to observe the unique features and remarkable adaptations of these gentle creatures first hand as our researcher does a general health check, and downloads critical research data from the UHF tag attached to each pangolin.

02
Game Drives

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, as well as the Big Five. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide you with an exceptional sighting of all of these animals.

03
Rhino Conservation Experience

Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with a rhino at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve while assisting in the conservation of this rare species. This adventure allows guests to witness the capture and darting of a rhino and assist the veterinary team in notching the sleeping animals ear for research and security monitoring. Ear notches, as well as microchips placed in the horn, enable researchers to correctly identify different rhino on the reserve. Groups of up to eight guests each (sharing the same vehicle) can participate in the entire process, from locating and darting the rhino by helicopter to the never to be repeated opportunity to touch the anaesthetised giant during the notching procedure. Guests will need to spend a minimum of three nights at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

04
Interpretive Nature & Big Game Walks

Accompanied by your ranger, enjoy an interpretive nature walk, around the lodge, where you learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close. Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.

05
Maputaland Beach Adventure

The vast sandy beaches of the Maputaland coastline provide a beautiful setting for a half-day beach outing. Soak up the sun, splash in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relax with a good book, play beach games, take leisurely walks along the shoreline or snorkel alongside Jesser Point, a protected marine reserve.

06
Photographic Safari

Photographic enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, can now capture the wondrous landscapes and magical creatures of andBeyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserves, by taking advantage of a fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle. The vehicle has been fitted with state-of-the-art camera mounts and cater for a maximum of four guests, ensuring exclusivity during your safari experience.

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Hotel facilities with your booking:

  • Four Bedrooms
  • Rim-flow Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • State-of-the-art exercise room
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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

  • Private Vehicle included for 8 guests
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas, coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Safari activities
  • Dedicated ranger/host, tracker, butler & chef
  • One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • A complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during your stay
  • Laundry
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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28,555 hectares (70,560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, the reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species.

With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.

Guests at Phinda experience unforgettable interpretive game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as a wide range of optional adventures in the bush and on the beach.

Distance from Johannesburg

7 hrs drive on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle

Distance from Durban

3.5 hrs drive on good roads in a two wheel drive vehicle

By Air

Classic Perspective can arrange private charters from anywhere in South Africa to &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve’s airstrip

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&Beyond Phinda Homestead

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andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve / South Africa

Tucked into the edge of a dappled forest in the north of Phinda Private Game Reserve, lies Phinda Homestead, a gracious sole-use safari villa, complete with a dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef. Blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings, and designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, Phinda Homestead is an elegant and homely sole-use villa, ideal for both families and small groups. Four private bedrooms and spacious bathrooms fuse harmoniously with the cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. An interactive kitchen brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience, while a fully equipped private gym and spa allow for relaxation between safaris. Game drive times, as well as meals, are tailored completely to the guests’ preference to create a fully personalised safari.

Check-in: 2pm / Check-out: 11am
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
1 Villa
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

  • Private Vehicle included for 8 guests
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas, coffees and refreshments on game drives
See More Inclusions

Facilities:

  • Four Bedrooms
  • Rim-flow Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • State-of-the-art exercise room
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Restaurants

Your personal chef will ensure that every meal at &Beyond Phinda Homestead becomes a special occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea-time treats, prepared by your personal chef, are of unparalleled quality and incorporate flavours from around the globe complemented with an African flair.

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Activities

Guests at Phinda experience unforgettable interpretive game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as a wide range of optional adventures in the bush and on the beach, including Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, an ocean safari, black rhino tracking on foot and participative conservation experiences (elephant, rhino, pangolin), birding, photographic safari, family and private safaris.

Pangolin Conservation Experience

Participate in this privately guided pangolin research and monitoring experience at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and you’ll be supporting the conservation of the world’s most trafficked mammal. In this interpretive and exclusive activity, guests will join a researcher as he (or she) locates one of the pangolins that has been reintroduced to the reserve. They will have the rare opportunity to observe the unique features and remarkable adaptations of these gentle creatures first hand as our researcher does a general health check, and downloads critical research data from the UHF tag attached to each pangolin.

Game Drives

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, as well as the Big Five. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide you with an exceptional sighting of all of these animals.

Rhino Conservation Experience

Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with a rhino at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve while assisting in the conservation of this rare species. This adventure allows guests to witness the capture and darting of a rhino and assist the veterinary team in notching the sleeping animals ear for research and security monitoring. Ear notches, as well as microchips placed in the horn, enable researchers to correctly identify different rhino on the reserve. Groups of up to eight guests each (sharing the same vehicle) can participate in the entire process, from locating and darting the rhino by helicopter to the never to be repeated opportunity to touch the anaesthetised giant during the notching procedure. Guests will need to spend a minimum of three nights at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Interpretive Nature & Big Game Walks

Accompanied by your ranger, enjoy an interpretive nature walk, around the lodge, where you learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close. Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.

Maputaland Beach Adventure

The vast sandy beaches of the Maputaland coastline provide a beautiful setting for a half-day beach outing. Soak up the sun, splash in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relax with a good book, play beach games, take leisurely walks along the shoreline or snorkel alongside Jesser Point, a protected marine reserve.

Photographic Safari

Photographic enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, can now capture the wondrous landscapes and magical creatures of andBeyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserves, by taking advantage of a fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle. The vehicle has been fitted with state-of-the-art camera mounts and cater for a maximum of four guests, ensuring exclusivity during your safari experience.

Location

Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28,555 hectares (70,560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, the reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species.

With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.

Guests at Phinda experience unforgettable interpretive game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained &Beyond rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as a wide range of optional adventures in the bush and on the beach.

Distance from Johannesburg

7 hrs drive on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle

Distance from Durban

3.5 hrs drive on good roads in a two wheel drive vehicle

By Air

Classic Perspective can arrange private charters from anywhere in South Africa to &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve’s airstrip

Frequently Asked Questions

&Beyond Phinda Homestead

Luxury Africa Collection
&Beyond Phinda Homestead

Tucked into the edge of a dappled forest in the north of Phinda Private Game Reserve, lies Phinda Homestead, a gracious sole-use safari villa, complete with a dedicated ranger, tracker, butler and chef. Blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings, and designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, Phinda Homestead is an elegant and homely sole-use villa, ideal for both families and small groups. Four private bedrooms and spacious bathrooms fuse harmoniously with the cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. An interactive kitchen brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience, while a fully equipped private gym and spa allow for relaxation between safaris. Game drive times, as well as meals, are tailored completely to the guests’ preference to create a fully personalised safari.

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Accommodation

Villa

Four private bedrooms, each with a double or twin option, has a spacious en-suite bathroom that blends seamlessly into cool, expansive, and inviting guest spaces. The four bedrooms are split in half by the expansive lounge, dining room and interactive kitchen that brings the lodge’s private chef into the centre of the guest experience. Off to the side, you can enjoy the library, private massage sala and gym – exclusive to you and your guests. Outside, enjoy the enormous firepit that overlooks your personal fully stocked bar and your private rim-flow swimming pool. An additional 5th room, equipped with bunk beds, is available but may be subject to additional charges due to the number of people on a private vehicle.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Check-in: 2pm / Check-out: 11am
1 Villa
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Activities

01
Pangolin Conservation Experience

Participate in this privately guided pangolin research and monitoring experience at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and you’ll be supporting the conservation of the world’s most trafficked mammal. In this interpretive and exclusive activity, guests will join a researcher as he (or she) locates one of the pangolins that has been reintroduced to the reserve. They will have the rare opportunity to observe the unique features and remarkable adaptations of these gentle creatures first hand as our researcher does a general health check, and downloads critical research data from the UHF tag attached to each pangolin.

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