And Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
And Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, spans an amazing 28, 555 hectares of protected game area. Phinda Game Reserve, nestled between the Lebombo Mountains and the warm seas of the Indian Ocean, is Big 5 country as well as home to robust populations of other classic African animals such as black rhino and cheetah.
With 436 documented species, the bird viewing here is among the best in South Africa, and avid scuba divers will be pleased to hear that diving expeditions can be organized from Phinda, making it an excellent safari and beach getaway.
Phinda is commonly referred to as the “Seven Worlds of Wonder” because of its seven different ecosystems, which include a stunning tapestry of woodland; grassland, wetland, and forest intermingled with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes, and pans. The reserve, which has 1000 hectares of Africa’s last surviving unique dry sand forest, is located near the pristine beaches and magnificent coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, providing an unrivalled combination of bush and beach activities.
Wildlife Viewing in Phinda Private Game Reserve.
The exclusive crossing of 28,555 hectares (70,560 acres) through seven unique ecosystems provides for a wide variety of landscapes and exclusive wildlife watching. Due to the limited number of vehicles during sightings and cautious off-roading tactics, close-up sightings of the Big Five and other rare and famous animals are possible.
The andBeyond Phinda private game reserve in South Africa is home to a magnificent variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, but is best known for its large population of cheetah and black rhino. The sand forest is home to the shy suni and the rare red duiker, two tiny antelope that are seldom encountered elsewhere.
Game Drive Safaris in andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and there is so much to do at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, from twice-daily game drives where you can see some of South Africa’s most valued species to a night safari with amazing after-dark drives.
When you select a private vehicle and an expert guide, our safaris may be tailored to a variety of interests. These specialized safaris provide an unparalleled interpretative wilderness experience and vary from private safaris to birding, photography, and family safaris, each with its own distinct offering.
Furthermore, on a thrilling overnight trip, you may opt to sleep directly beneath the stars in the middle of the bush, surrounded by Africa’s night noises and kept secure by an armed guard. Day tours with a guide may be arranged for anyone interested in venturing outside the reserve to visit the World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park and its vast diversity of bird species.
Community Cultural Experiences.
During your stay at andBeyond Phinda private game reserve, you can visit the nearby Zulu communities and learn more about their new cultures and daily lifestyles.
Among other activities offered to tourists visiting andBeyond Phinda private game reserve include; walking safaris, Bird watching, and impact experiences where visitors get a chance to assist the conservation team in the reserve to monitor, track and treat endangered wildlife species such as the African Elephant, Pangolin and Rhinoceros.
Where to stay during your visit to andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Some great places to stay at during your visit to Phinda private game reserve include; andBeyond Phinda mountain lodge, Phinda forest lodge, Rock Lodge, Vlei lodge, Zuka lodge and Phinda Homestead.
How to Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
It’s a 3.5-hour trip from Durban or a daily flight on Airlink from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Phinda’s airfield. The game reserve is just a seven hour drive from Johannesburg via road.