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Testimonials

We have had a fantastic Rwandan adventure. Charles was an outstanding, caring and informative guide, who we would love to spend time with again. We can't wait t...

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- J Oldroyd, UK, July 2011

Isaac was awesome. He was very considerate, thoughtful and kind. I was comfortable with him from the start. He took care of a lot for me behind the scenes and ...

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- T Noel, USA, May 2012

Both Abdul and Elias had a good knowledge about the areas we visited with regards to the wildlife and especially birds, which was our preferred choice for the g...

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- L & T Fryatt, United Kingdom, January 2014


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

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.