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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Rock Lodge for 4 nights during our honeymoon last fall. This was our second safari (we had just come from Kruger where we stayed for 3 nights), and to be honest this didn't quite compare. To be sure, Rock Lodge is beautiful and intimate. It's perched on the mountainside (the lodges look like miniature castles from afar)...

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here early December for three nights as part of our honeymoon. The lodge is one of a collection of satellite lodges all offering different characteristics. This was quiet, intimate with only about six lodges. We were in number three just a few steps from the main house and dining terrace but once inside you would think you were the...

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We've just made our second trip to Rock Lodge and hopefully there will be more trips to follow! Accommodation, food and facilities are superb - Obed and his team cater to your every whim! Ranger Clive and Tracker Pat are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and seemingly capable of finding any animal you want to see! The whole experience from arrival...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a small lodge of 6 rooms but the location has become quite overgrown in front and the feel in the rooms(although well appointed) is rather dark and oppressive, lighting is poor. The central area is more pleasant and has a clubby feel. Rather a lack of atmosphere in the whole place. However excellent game guide and sightings.

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Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I spent two nights here as part of our holiday having previously spent two nights at Vlei Lodge.(We had originally wanted to spend four nights at Vlei but accommodation was fully booked.) Rooms very spacious with plunge pool and day bed with views from a terrace over a valley. Staff extremely courteous and helpful and food plentiful....

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy staying here and fully experiencing the wildlife and scenes of Africa. Never failed to see the "big 5" in any of our trips. Guides have wonderful knowledge and make the whole experience wonderful. Food quality and all levels of service are the very best, from sunrise to nightfall. Thank you all again!

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our previous 3 visits to Phinda have been to lodges in the north section. Rock Lodge is a first for us. It is also a small intimate experience with just 6 cabins not a hotel experience that is a couple of the other properties here. Each cabin feels isolated and in a wilderness setting. The architecture is reminiscent of Ethiopian...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We got engaged at Phinda Rock Lodge on Friday 5 August. The staff could not have created a better setting and more memorable experience for both of us. They went out of their way to fulfil my requests and each and every staff member went out of their to ensure that everything was perfect for us. I have to make...

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India
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Simply amazing safari lodge. Our family of 4 stayed at Phinda and were simply blown away by the whole experience. We have been on many game drives before but Phinda does things way better. Our tracker/ranger were Musa and Nikki. Both were so knowledgable and had a great sense of humour. We saw 4 of the big 5 in just...

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed with Phinda for 4 days & 3 nights. Wife actually cried upon leaving it was so spectacular. Our guide Jonty made the experience memorable. The evening guide with snacks at sunset were amazing!!!! We talked with several couples who have done safari's and I believe if/when we go back we will certainly choose Phinda and...

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AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds. The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley. ... more   less 

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Address: Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms seemed similar but some nearer the central block”
 of 5 bubbles pgcraig, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room near the main part of the lodge/reception to avoid access up the fairly steep path”
 of 5 bubbles Paul210156, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“visitors should be aware that between the morning & afternoon game drives, there's not a lot to do, so relax!”
 of 5 bubbles kenp7472016, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles lizkn, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“good walking shoes as pathways are quite uneven.”
 of 5 bubbles 635louise15, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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