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Testimonials

Thanks to Journeys Discovering Africa for making our Uganda visit so special. Everything was exceptional and exceeded our expectations. We look forward to a ret...

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- J&D Davis, USA, August 2012

I returned safely today and wanted to thank you for the nice birthday gift and wonderful journey through Rwanda and Uganda. I have traveled the globe widely and...

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- C Braeuel, Canada, January 2011

Joan was very attentive to how things evolved along the trip. I was happy with the flexibility to accommodate a few changes to the itinerary that I requested on...

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- F Echegaray & K Seyer, Brazil, February 2013


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Phinda Vlei Lodge

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Safari Highlights

Phinda Vlei Lodge is located on the edge of a "vlei" or meadow, in the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Phinda Vlei LodgeQuiet Contemplation

Suites of thatch, teak and glass built on stilts overlook the unique vlei or pan system. On the verge of a forest, this century-old wetland wilderness is a favorite roaming ground of lightning-fast cheetah. Six suites, crafted from local materials of thatch, teak and glass, are suspended above the Sand Forest floor. The airy double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with a bath and shower. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on your outdoor viewing deck or cool down in your private lap pool. The suites feature ethnic fabrics, hand-crafted cane and timber-framed panels. The décor is a subtle blend of North and West African styles with hints of Balinese influences. The unique architectural design creates the illusion that no man-made structure exists between you and the African wilderness. The reception, lounge and bar areas of this secluded lodge also overlook the vlei.

PhindaAmazing Confrontation

Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Maputaland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bordering the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site – Phinda comprises 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) of prime conservation land. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa’s Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo) and over 400 bird species, while the marine diversity off the nearby coast of Sodwana is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Guests can look forward to exciting game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by experienced rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as thrilling optional activities on the water, in the air and on the beach.