&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge

  • Set in a dry sand forest in the North East of the reserve
  • 16 luxurious suites encased with glass and standing on stilts overlooking the forest outside
  • Beautifully decorated inside in a Zulu Zen style, minimalist but with wooden floors, sumptuous fabrics and Zulu artefacts
  • Fantastic views of wildlife wandering around outside the lodge
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Forest Lodge is set in sand forest and has won awards for its eco-friendly design.

**&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge currently has a 'Fly Me to Phinda' offer, where if you stay three nights, your internal flights to and from the property will be covered**

A stunning contradiction, &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge offers floor-to-ceiling windowed suites that are enclosed by a fertile forest - meaning that guests here have encompassing views of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. Being completely open and yet at the same time secluded by nature, these eco-designed luxury suites provide an interesting base for exploring the rare sand forest and the Big Five wildlife in the private reserve.

Tucked away in the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, Forest Lodge is hidden deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest. 

Although it is made up of a combination of glass and wood, no trees were felled for its construction. The interiors are minimalist; enormous rooms with lovely timber floors, beautiful fabrics and Zulu artefacts.

Its 16 luxurious suites are built on stilts so that they seem to float between the forest floor and the canopy of leaves above. Each private suite is encased in glass so that you have wonderful views of dwarf forest antelopes darting through the forest around the lodge.

Activities include game drive, bush walks, rhino tracking, motorboat and canoe safari on Mzinene, snorkelling and diving on the coast. Between morning and afternoon game drives, guests can explore the main lodge, which has a beautiful rim flow swimming pool and there are many large decks with panoramic views of the plains, where game grazes contentedly in the distance.

Phinda Game Reserve