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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Arrived at the lodge and all seemed to be good. Enough time to have s late lunch, go to the room and unpack and off on a game drive, nothing much to report, but that's how the dice rolls on Drives. Dinner, after telling them...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We are experienced safari travellers. We booked the Vlei Lodge in early 2017 for February 2018. This was based on a recommendation from a friend, together with our wish to stay in luxury accommodation. The fact that the cottages were thatched, with individual plunge pools,...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I went to Phinda Forest Lodge on my first safari. The accommodations were spectacular and the staff was phenomenal. I saw all big 5 animals within my first couple of days with lots of lions thanks to Dylan. The food was fresh, delicious and made...More

Thank souzaka
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We arrived here from the Phinda Mountain Lodge. We were greeted in the same welcoming manner by the warm and cheery staff. The resort is equally magnificent but different at the same time. The level of service, cleanliness of the lodges, and food that is...More

Thank culpepperscott
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We joined several friends on invitation to Phinda Forest Lodge and Phinda Mountain Lodge, and were overwhelmed with both the level of service and overall experience. From our initial trip booking with Wendy Bruens to our final farewells on the airstrip with Matt & Muzi...More

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Pool
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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US$ 487 - US$ 1,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 487 - US$ 1,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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oasisfilms
20 March 2018|
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Response from culpepperscott | Reviewed this property |
I am not a professional but the guides to get you significantly close to the animals. I think your 100-400 would be sufficient.
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crazychocolatedog
8 February 2018|
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Response from Bruna26 | Reviewed this property |
I traveled from the US their last September. As others have said, in the morning it is chilly/cold but the blankets help a lot. I had a fleece jacket and I wore it a lot. A hat can help too. You will have the best time! We... More
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Merrill O | Reviewed this property |
I've been to quite a few safari lodges in Africa, and Phinda Forest Lodge was one of the most stunning! You'll love it. I'd HIGHLY recommend checking the CDC website for any suggested immunizations...better to be safe than... More
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"Quite a walk, so if issues, try nearer to the lodge"
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"Every room is great!"
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"They are all good rooms. Just keep your doors closed so the monkeys don't run off with your belongings!"
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"All the rooms have views of the surrounding forest and its inhabitants, and all are far enough from each..."
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