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Phinda Vlei

About Phinda Vlei
Rooms: 6

Phinda Private Game Reserve offers seven distinct habitats which shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa's Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo) and over 380 bird species, while the marine diversity off the nearby coast of Sodwana is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Fringing Phinda's unique vlei (wetland) system, Phinda Vlei Lodge is a study of intimacy and integration with the African bush. Each of the six elegant thatched suites is decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles with hints of Balinese influences and overlooks the grassy vlei. From your air-conditioned retreat you are likely to see a dazzling variety of wildlife including herds of zebra and grazing antelope. Watch the drama of South Africa's wilderness unfold while relaxing in your private plunge pool or from your personal game-viewing deck. The private dressing room and en-suite bathroom provide added luxury in a unique setting. The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, a mixture of understated sophistication and sheer luxury. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served to you on the game-viewing decks, or in a dramatic bush setting near the lodge. Phinda is renowned for its unforgettable bush banquets in beautiful, remote settings. In the evening spend time in the main sitting area with its enchanting open fireplace or retreat to the sanctuary of your room to reminisce on the adventures of the day. The list of activities at Phinda is endless: twice-daily game- drives, nature walks, riverboat cruises and canoe trips along the Mzinene River are offered at no additional cost. Guests are also able to enjoy a variety of optional Safari Activities in or near the Indian Ocean, from scuba diving and deep-sea fishing to spectacular air safaris.