Phinda Vlei Lodge lies within the 21 000-hectares/51 891-acres of Phinda Private Game Reserve, in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Phinda neighbours the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site - to the east and is only 30km/19 miles due west of the white-fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Inviting and stylishly designed sitting and dining areas with fireplaces and expansive viewing decks. Guests are welcome to visit the Safari Shop at Forest Lodge.

Twice daily game-drives in open 4x4 game viewing vehicles, nature walks and excellent birding on Phinda Private Game Reserve. Riverboat cruises and canoeing along the Mzinene River. Optional Phinda Adventures, at an additional cost, include coastal flights, beach excursions including snorkelling and scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, turtle viewing (season Nov/Dec/Jan), horse riding and cultural visits.

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Child Friendly
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room Safe
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Turndown Service
  • 6 stilted glass and thatch suites in the rare Dry Sand Forest. Each suite features an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, bath, separate shower and separate w.c. All suites have a personal bar on the deck and private plunge pools.

    Cancellation Policy

    FIT’s:

    At confirmation = 10% of total reservation value

    Less than 45 days prior to arrival = 100% of total reservation value


    Incentives, Conference and Leisure groups:

    At confirmation = 10% of total reservation value

    120 days = 50% of total reservation value

    90 Days = 100% of total reservation value


    We reserve the right to apply the following policy for any reduction in the numbers of rooms pertaining to a group booking:

    Groups of 10 rooms or less = Maximum reduction of 1 room permitted without penalty up to 45 days prior to travel

    Groups of 11 rooms or more = Maximum reduction of 2 rooms permitted without penalty up to 45 days prior to travel

    Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Maputaland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Bordering the iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site – Phinda comprises 23 000 hectares (57 000 acres) of prime conservation land.