Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Game Reserve

Superluxe - £££££


The beautiful Phinda Vlei Lodge blends perfectly into the African bushveld. The hotel has six thatched suites to choose from and offers incredible luxury that is never far away from the iconic animals that make the Phinda Game Reserve so popular. From your spot in the bush, you might see all of the ‘Big Five’, plus different types of antelope, hippos and more. Keep an eye out; you don’t want to miss anything.

The suites at the Phinda Vlei Lodge each have private lap pools and deep baths where you can ease any aches and pains and observe the animals. If you still have a bit of a twinge, opt for an in-room massage. It’ll leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready for the next stage in your adventure.


You really get a sense of seclusion in this plantation-style lodge, but there are communal areas where you can get to know fellow visitors and perhaps get some travelling tips from them. This hotel puts on game drives with expert guides twice a day. They also organise bush walks and Zulu village tours, so you can get to know the area and its history.

Try to get involved with the local elephant conservation efforts during your stay; you have the amazing opportunity to get close to one of these beautiful creatures while helping with the replacement of their monitoring radio collars. The restaurant here serves delicious meals based on local cuisine; try al fresco dining, which will give you have a fantastic view of the reserve’s ‘vlei’ wetland that surrounds the Lodge.

Why We Love It

One of the most characterful and luxurious lodges in South Africa. Vlei not only has style, but outstanding game viewing too – sometimes even from your bath!

Plan your stay at the Phinda Vlei Lodge today.

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