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Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2015

From the moment they meet you at the airport, handing you a drink and snack, to the dedication to find that elusive animal you want to see, to remembering you only have Bitter Lemon with you gin, this lodge is exceptional. The facilities are excellent, the food outstanding. But most of all, the staff really care.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

I have always dreamed of going on safari and Phinda fulfilled that dream. We stayed 5 nights with 4 game drives and saw EVERYTHING. Lions and cheetahs feeding, baby giraffes suckling, wart hogs exiting there dens, elephant herds on the move, even baboons. I couldn't imagine anything better. Staff were incredible. We had three different Rangers - Lucky, Jonty and...

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Thank Sally B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

There are not a lot of places in the world that has everything going for it. The staff, the atmosphere, the food, the game drives, the spa treatments. Phinda mountain lodge is truly a example of how things should be done. If you ever want to treat yourself. Stop browsing and simply come here.

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Thank Henk S
Yorkville, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Christine Ross with &Beyond helped me plan our 10 day safari for myself, son (11 years old) and husband. I highly recommend her, she responded to all my emails within 24 hours. I was interested in doing the whale shark excursion and mentioned this to her. I asked if we were guaranteed to see them, she was honest with me...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I stayed here two weeks ago with my husband on our honeymoon. It was just amazing, the staff could not do enough for you, Elsie looked after us very well. Our room was amazing, the bed was so comfortable and the views were outstanding. Total luxury. Our ranger Divan and tracker Seepo were brilliant, friendly and patient with a great...

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Thank Lucm81
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very few of the top game lodges that con accommodate a 30+ group for a corporate event. Great service/food/accommodation + superb game viewing. Staff went out of their way to arrange an amazing and memorable bush dinner. Great team building event enjoyed by all.

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Thank JeffW777
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

we recently spent a weekend at this beautiful game lodge, two couples in our 50s. The game was outstanding managed to see all of the big five, loved the young informative game ranger who made each safari interesting. The sunset drive being my best. The lodge and accommodation was superb, slept like a baby and woke to the sounds of...

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Thank Kathy H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Service, food, accommodation and gaming experience are all superb. Please be aware though that this is one of the two larger lodges in &Beyond Phinda so more suited for families or business events. If you want intimacy then go for Vlei or Rock (my favourite).

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2Thank roadtrippingscot
Texas
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is a lovely lodge. The individual rooms are very large with a spectacular bath. There was an outdoor sitting area, shower and plunge pool. The nyala would come and drink out of the plunge pool. Our guide and tracker were very knowledgable and helpful. The game viewing was outstanding. The guide was willing to find the animals we most...

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nelspruit
Reviewed 19 August 2015

lovely location, welcome friendly, however our room wasn't ready so we had a glass of wine and went straight to lunch, which was superb Mediterranean spread. room was adequate, it was a family room (4) with a door leading to another room, splash pool without great privacy. game drives were fantastic with Robin, a true champion of the jungle, he...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings. The 24 suites scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. There's no end to the choice of taking in the view - spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of dozens of candles and lanterns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Address: Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: €693 - €987 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Phinda Mountain Hotel Phinda Private Game Reserve
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“Steep paths would make the Mountain Lodge a poor choice for people with mobility challenges.”
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