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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Phinda is an amazing place and the lodges at vlei are extremely comfortable/luxurious. We stayed for 2 nights and had 4 game drives and saw lions, cheetah and rhino which was great. A couple of the game drives were cut short which was slightly irritating, one of them was only just over 2 hours when they are supposed to be...

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in December. What a wonderful place. The rooms/chalets are well appointed and well designed and allow you (as we did) to sleep with all of the doors open and immerse yourself in the african night sounds (with netting and screens we did this with no bites too). The plunge pools are a must on hot...

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you leave a place in near tears,(in a good way) after only spending three nights there, then it is a special place for sure. Having stayed at an &BEYOND property in India last year, we were expecting the best. Carla Glasspool, helped us with an exciting itinerary & Phinda Vlei was chosen as our first safari stop. The place...

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Rotonda West, Florida
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Super accommodation. We were in suite 4 overlooking a large grassy area where a variety of animals came for breakfast. Our suite was glass enclosed with shutters and drapes for privacy. We had a private pool on our deck where over a dozen elephants came to drink one evening. The animal viewing was excellent. We saw a female cheetah with...

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Thank pamcdonald1
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

With only 6 totally private villas each with a plunge pool, the whole experience is truly exclusive and special. The team at Vlei are completely service orientated and can't do enough for you. Everything about Vlei from the location, accommodation, facilities, food and game viewing is outstanding. Fred and Nsinki certainly "go the extra mile" to ensure that you see...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The entire experience here from the airport pick up, to the evening escorts to the room, to the farewell toast, was fantastic! The team at Phinda is very service oriented -- that plus the fact that there are only six rooms, create a special and exclusive experience. Matt and James were our guides and I highly recommend them, they made...

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Thank Kate S
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The accommodation here is extremely comfortable and well lit with great views on to open land where game passes by. The whole team provide superb service and excellent food. We had great game viewing as as it was springtime and many animals have young. The whole team works well together to ensure every guest has a memorable experience,

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Pinder Vlei was an absolutely fantastic place to stay, with only six rooms, it was very intimate and special, accommodation was 5 star and all of the staff were very attentive, friendly and accommodating, the food was better than most top restaurants and hotel, the breakfast in particular wonderful, our ranger Clive and tracker Insika were brilliant , Clive was...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We arrived from Richards Bay airport by road (there is an airstrip, which is preferable) and frankly were somewhat disappointed by the views.As we turned into the reserve our spirits lifted as the scenery changed enhanced by the sight of a family of cheaters by the roadside. Deeper into the reserve the bush began to change again and then we...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Phinda Vlei was the last of four safari camps we visited in Botswana and South Africa. It was the most luxurious and the staff members were outstanding. It's encouraging that the site is rehabilitated farm land; the area is bordered by power lines, private homes and other signs of civilization, but the variety of wildlife and plants was impressive. So...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AndBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is the ultimate, romantic and totally private safari getaway. Its location amongst the trees on the edge of an open grassland offers fantastic game viewing, with each suite carefully positioned for a prime view of the animals coming out to drink. ... more   less 

Additional Information about andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Address: Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: €212 - €258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Phinda Vlei Hotel Phinda Private Game Reserve
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“We had room 6, where passing elephants often drink from the plunge pool - a magical experience”
 of 5 bubbles pgcraig, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All, the rooms are perfect, each room contained in bungalow style.”
 of 5 bubbles Z3183XKmarionb, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 and had elephants visiting to drink from our plunge pool on the deck”
 of 5 bubbles Paul210156, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can't go wrong with any of the lodges. There are only six...it's a small resort...all are in a great location.”
 of 5 bubbles ADuckatHeart, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 has a pool that is a favorite of the elephants.”
 of 5 bubbles Rutstra, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
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