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Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent two nights but regretted not staying 4. Game drives were well organised with knowledgeable driver and ranger. Missed the Leopard this time but means I have to return Dinner and drinks were served in sand forest which was good and we were joined by our ranger. Lots of good food during the day to avail of. Bedroom was...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such a great experience that I don't even know where to start from in order to describe it... The "room" is a gorgeous huge lodge in the middle of the forest, quite hidden from the other ones, with a great veranda, big bed and unbelievable bathroom, with shower and standing bath. The staff is friendly and takes care...

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New York, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forest Lodge is stunning. The glass walls give you a feeling of being within the forest but still private. Game drives were great! I stayed 3 nights, and over the course of 6 drives, saw a pride of lions, cheetah (mother and two cubs), rhinos, giraffe... one of my favorite memories is sitting with a drink in hand in the...

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Thank AmiP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic lodge!! The rooms, service, Staff and food were absolutely awesome. Our game drives were amazing as we saw all the big 5 as well as 3 leopards. Thank you to all the staff at Phinda Forest Lodge who were involved with arranging the perfect engagement for my new fiance.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 nights and had quite a few game drives. This was not my first safari so i have something to compare phinda with: 1) we felt like we did not see a lot of animals overall, for example we did not even see a single buffalo which is hard to believe (they are usually in groups of...

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Oak Forest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge has individual "cottages" for guests, 2 to a cottage. The cottages are in the forest with views of the trees and animals. The service was first class. Sarah and Chris made our drives so much fun and very exciting. I don't think we missed one animal in the reserve. The food was delicious and if there was something...

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Wedel, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent last Eastern at the Forest Lodge. Besides things that cannot be influenced like the weather. We had the experience of our life. Three cheeta brothers hunting, a male white rhino interfering with the life of a small black rhino family (bull, cow and calf) and the biggest lioness I have ever seen. According to the staff members well...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been fortunate to stay at Phinda Rock, Vlei & Mountain lodges before and now have finally stayed at Phinda forest lodge. It did not disappoint!!!!!!!!! The room was immaculate and clean and comfortable, the food was excellent, I loved how they write the dinner menu on a chalk board so you can mill all afternoon deciding what you...

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Volo, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I choose this location for my first safari to be emersed among the animlas, experience the culture and it was outstanding. The camp is located in the Phinda Game reserve nestled in the foliage. The rooms are unique bungalos encased in glass with large sleeping, bathing and patio areas. I enjoyed sitting on patio watching the nyala, guinea fowl, and...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. We loved the private lodge located in the woods with a balcony to relax on and view velvet monkeys that were always waiting for you to leave your door open (they got away with a sugar bowl one day). Booking this Safari was a challenge and the travel agent we dealt with at...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the award-winning Forest Lodge fuses architecture and conservation. The lodge was hand built by local artisans, with a minimal footprint on the forest floor – not one tree was felled during construction. An exquisite contradiction, floor-to-ceiling glass walls invite the forest inside, while the dense tree canopy shelters and provides privacy. Floating on stilts above the forest floor while dainty suni graze below, the 16 Zulu Zen suites blend harmoniously into the dappled shade. ... more   less 

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Address: Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 16
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“All the rooms are in the forest, quiet and beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 999marshaf, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms will do.”
 of 5 bubbles 332tosv, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If mobility is a problem closer to the main lodge would be better as it is a bit of walk if you're the last room down the garden path.”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaGirl2011, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 4, it wasn't a far walk to the main lodge, but others had a longer distance to go.”
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