A crow’s glance away from the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northernmost KwaZulu-Natal and a stretch away from the coastline of the Indian Ocean, Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its range of wildlife activities, game and the variety of its 7 eco-systems, referred to as “The 7 Worlds of Wonder”. Prepare for the ecstatic union of tropical warmth and rustic bushveld.
Activities and Game Viewing
Within the rich greenery of Phinda’s 23 000 hectares, game rangers and trackers of vast experience will lead you in search of the game drive of your dreams. In the early morning or late afternoon, your guides will do their utmost to spot your favourite animals, giving you as much detail as you need to understand and enjoy the surrounds.
Phinda is also celebrated for its sighting of uncommon black rhino and mysterious cheetahs, along with the big five. Family Safaris cater to the household’s needs, taking into account age and interests of the children. The Photographic Safari will fulfil the desires of every enthusiast with guides making a point of helping you capture that breath-taking shot of a lifetime. The Birding Safari will excite the avid bird aficionado. The Private Safari will give guests the autonomy they may desire, where game drives are tailored to their specific needs.
The Walking Safari and Tracking Adventure will allow guests to experience the bushveld the way the rangers do, taking in the minute details that come with a sensitive understanding of the environment.
Neighbouring Sodwana Bay’s diverse marine life is easy to access and offers activities like fishing, scuba-diving and turtle watching. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean create a riveting Scuba Safari, where the coral reef’s 1200 fish species can be discovered up close with scuba gear, while the Ocean Safari allows guests to observe from the comfortable confines of an inflatable vessel. Watch the majestic Loggerhead turtles dig their nests and lay their clutches of eggs on the Turtle Nesting Adventure, or join the Maputuland Beach Adventure where guests can enjoy the sandy beaches and snorkel the protected waters of Jesser Point. Visits to an authentic Zulu village will enlighten guests to the peoples of the land, where they will encounter traditional healers, and the tribal entertainments that have been passed down through inheritance.
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