Phinda Vlei Lodge

andBeyond’s Phinda Vlei lodge in the Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal is an elegant luxury property built on the edge of a sand forest.

Tastefully decorated suites gaze out over the wetlands, and the view can be appreciated from anywhere in your room – your bed, the privacy of your own deck or while soaking in the plunge pool.

We love the bush meals around a blazing fire, with the sounds of the wild animals calling from a distance.

As with all andBeyond properties, service standards are excellent and you are assured of an extraordinary and varied safari in this Big Five reserve comprised of 7 different eco-systems.

We recommend spending 2 nights at Vlei Lodge and another 2 nights in a different Phinda camp on the other side of the reserve such as Phinda Rock or Phinda Mountain to fully experience the different eco-systems that make this area so fascinating.


Trip Advisor

Room Type

Lodge (6)

Child Policy

Children of all ages. Some activities are age-restricted.


24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking


Bush Walks & Walking Safaris, Game Drives, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling & Freediving

Itineraries Featuring Phinda Vlei

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  • Itinerary

Old-World Glamour: Africa by Rail

From Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa

10 Days | $8,000 per person

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