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Located within the 22,000 hectares Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, this sumptuous African safari lodge is set in a rare dry sand forest with expansive viewing deck and rim flow swimming pool.

Forest Lodge has 16 spacious, glass encased, stilted suites, all with air-conditioning, private viewing decks and personal bars, and luxurious en-suite bathrooms with separate showers. Set in a rare dry sand forest with expansive viewing deck and rim flow swimming pool, Forest Lodge is a sumptuous African safari lodge. Meals can be taken on your own private deck or in the boma.

Bordering the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. the Reserve has seven distinct habitats with an abundance of wildlife and bird species, and added marine diversity off the nearby Sodwana Coast. Wildlife viewing from the lodge is in open 4-wheel drive vehicles with experienced rangers and Zulu trackers, and activities on offer include bush walks, canoeing, rhino tracking and sunset cruises - all included in your stay. Scuba diving, horse-riding and a flight over Maputaland can be arranged and paid for locally.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Zululand & Swaziland Self-drive

KwaZulu Natal is a true South African gem when it comes to wildlife, with a great mix of the country’s finest game reserves and breath-taking scenery. Self driving allows you to follow the coast at your own pace and experience a diversity of wildlife away from the crowd.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve is an award winning private game reserve with a strong focus on wildlife conservation and community involvement. Located along the coast of KwaZulu Natal, it is home to seven unique eco-systems with palm savannah and mountain bush to rare sand forest and dense thornveld.

  • Where: KwaZulu Natal
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, leopard, spotted hyena, African elephant, South African giraffe
  • Excellent for: Self-drive