We spent 3 nights at Phinda Zuka, for a family celebration. The staff, spearheaded by the fabulous butler, Ndumiso, were amazing and kind and catered to our grandchildren, involving them in a myriad of lodge activities when they weren't out in the bush or on drive. Top class babysitters were laid on for the baby. The game viewing down south is very good, big 5 in one day which was, in huge measure, due to the extraordinary skill of our ranger, Dumi and tracker Simmy. And there is something fantastic about having a lodge for exclusive use. We dined under the stars and in the boma around a crackling fire and had a seven course candlelit formal anniversary dinner . Great fun, outstanding andBeyond hospitality and reaffirmation that any andBeyond lodge will deliver over and above a great experience. If you want to take a group or family for a bush holiday consider Zuka, is a worthy choice.
only negative the lunch menu selection leaves a lot to be desired...they could learn from the Forest chefs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate safari retreat, andBeyond Phinda Zuka Lodge is situated amongst densely wooded hills studded with aloes. Available as a sole-use private villa, everything guests need is right within reach - a dedicated game ranger and game drive vehicle, an interactive kitchen with a dedicated chef, a butler, a comfortable library with Internet access and TV, a sitting room with a fireplace for evening chats, their own swimming pool and even a private watering hole right in front of the lodge. ... more less