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    andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

    Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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    “vlei lodge” (55 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (38 reviews)
    “game drives” (64 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 207 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    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

    Thank SATravellerMaryland
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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

    Thank Jim S
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    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

    Thank CathrynG
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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

    Thank Steve S
    Reviewed 4 September 2017

    Our stay in Vlei lodge was honestly unbelievable. When driving to the lodge in our own rental car, the adventure already began when we had to drive through unpaved and sandy roads in the national park and we received a letter from Andbeyond at the...More

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    lou b
    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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    "Request room 6 (at the end) for most privacy and chance of elephants drinking from your pool."
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    "Rooms 5 and 6 animals visit splash pool"
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    "Lodges 5 and 6 have wildlife that come drink daily from the rooms' pools."
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    "Suite 6 is known for its game viewing!"
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