Nestled on the edge of the sand forest with a panoramic view of the wetlands, Phinda Vlei Lodge is an intimate, luxurious safari camp destination.
The lodge consists of six spacious chalet-style suites raised slightly on stilts for a maximum of twelve guests. Decorated in colonial elegance with thatched roofs, each spacious suite comes with plush double beds in fine linens, an en suite bathroom with a safari and wide, porcelain bathtub and comfortable sitting rooms with open views of the ample wildlife. Guests can relax on their own private game-viewing deck complete with a refreshing plunge pool which becomes a favorite watering hole for visiting elephants or impalas. Other amenities include a private dressing room, fans, air conditioning, personal bar, in-room safe, and fireplace.
The lodge is located in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, 23,000 hectares of natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The reserve sits between Mkuze Reserve and Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage site, and is not far from the Indian Ocean. The camp overlooks an open meadow known as a vlei, hence the lodge’s name, with a popular watering hole providing an endless view of wildlife from herds of zebras to families of warthogs.