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andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you ever have the opportunity to experience &beyond and they're safari experiences, do it! Moreover, let Cleo plan your entire trip! which we are in the planning stages for our next trip to South Africa!

Thank Mia O
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Phinda Forest lodge as part one of a safari organized by &beyond. We both adored Phinda Forest Lodge. The rooms are very unique; understated luxury in a sand forest - where you can watch the Kudu walking by from your bed. The attention from the staff was wonderful; always with a smile. Our butler, whose name I...

Thank Ignacio C
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, mostly just wow. It is a game reserve so it is pretty clear you will see most if not all of the big 5. For Americans the game reserve is large, think bigger than the entire city of San Francisco in terms of square miles. But the animals aren't fed, managed or separated. It is wild and we received...

Thank chicnanandtom
Arona, Spain
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My first African safari and after going here I wouldn't want to do a safari anywhere else. A truly memorable life moment and more than I could ever have hoped for. The lodge we stayed at was above five star and the food was great. The setup of the whole reserve is excellent and provides for an amazing experience. Our...

Thank dmarkham68
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I can be a bit of a stickler and micromanager regarding the type of service and experiences that I engage in while on vacation. My family and friends agree that this is not my best quality... However, I can truly say that the service (restaurant staff, rangers/trackers, etc.) at Phinda was exceptional and made me feel at ease knowing that...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since since I've been to one of these places. This is a chain. Accommodation was excellent as was the food and service. However, the actual game drives were so-so. Just felt a lack of knowledge and passion by the driver/guide/tracker. These are expensive days, so shop carefully and probably give this one a miss. Distinct lack...

1Thank steadyslack
Caldwell, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 February 2017

4 nights at the lodge was way too long. We had just come from 4 nights at a different property and there was no comparison. Upon arrival, ants in the room and it only got worse from there. Ants infested on the tables in the dining area. Management not very present and delay before anything addressed. Lack of English speaking...

1Thank michele f
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This lodge recommended by one of my friend in Durban,it was a perfect choice for safari,if any members goes there pls try to take Mr Sibu as ranger and Thomas as guide/follower they were a great team together Rooms was perfect except some internet problem during our stay due the heavy storm hit wifi antennas

Thank ardaisa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed at Phinda for 4 days, including 7 game drives in the weeks before Christmas 2016. Phinda was recommended to us over other game reserves or Kruger for the combination of service, accommodations, and the virtual guarantee that you will get to spend amazing time with the animals. Our family of 4, including an 11 and 13 year old,...

Thank Jdptraveler
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We have just finished a 4 night visit to Phinda Forest Lodge. We absolutely loved the whole experience. The rooms are lovely and private and almost disappear into the forest. The game viewing was brilliant, we saw pretty much everything and the sundowners and Amarula coffee provided lovely breaks on the morning and afternoon game drives. Our truly brilliant ranger,...

Thank LondonMcTraveller

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the award-winning Forest Lodge fuses architecture and conservation. The lodge was hand built by local artisans, with a minimal footprint on the forest floor – not one tree was felled during construction. An exquisite contradiction, floor-to-ceiling glass walls invite the forest inside, while the dense tree canopy shelters and provides privacy. Floating on stilts above the forest floor while dainty suni graze below, the 16 Zulu Zen suites blend harmoniously into the dappled shade. ... more   less 

Additional Information about andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge

Address: Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 54,450 - ₹ 76,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Any but no. 11 is rather a long walk.”
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