An older, more traditional style game lodge, exclusive use central area and separate suites all looking onto a water hole which attracts game.
An intimate lodge opening out onto savannah which is good for game viewing, spacious rooms with plunge pools from which the elephants drink regularly.
Recently re-opened, big suites are dramatically perched on the cliff face with cosy earthy grey interiors, plunge pools and outdoor showers looking out over the valley. And Phinda’s diverse ecosystems to explore. A magnificent camp.
Large camp with a family vibe (there’s a special kids programme); big suites with plunge pools.
Elegant and relaxed exclusive villa contained in one building, currently closed for rebuild.
Suites built like glass boxes in the sand forest – this is a remarkable place, peaceful and tranquil in the dappled light.
I like this area for the variety of habitat for wildlife – forests, plains, mountains, wetlands – and it’s close to unspoilt beaches for a safari & beach combo. Downside is reserves are smaller, so the herds are smaller, and denser vegetation can make sightings more difficult. Camps are very comfortable, with pools, a/c and the lux trimmings. Malaria is on the decline here and some reserves are malaria free. South Africa.