The award-winning andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge has skilfully combined exquisite design with conservation, bearing in mind the ecology of the surrounds.  Each stilted suite offers uninterrupted views of nature: wake up to the sights and sounds of the forest from the comfort of your bedroom, and drink in the spectacular evening light that filters through the trees. The forest will work its magic on you, and before too long, you’ll be mesmerised by the lush greenery and the soft, flickering light.

Phinda Forest Lodge is set within one of seven different eco-systems on the 23 500 hectare reserve, all of which attract an abundance of wild life, birds and creatures.  Phinda offers visitors Big 5 game viewing, including cheetah and black rhino, as well as monkeys, deer , squirrels, birds and bush babies closer to home, within the forest. Guests can even watch duiker and antelope graze through the glass walls of their suites.

Sumptuous meals are served al fresco style on the open-air deck, while dinners are a celebration in the forest boma, attended by a few inquisitive forest creatures. Guests have described the food as mouth-wateringly delicious and abundant, and the service as exceeding all expectation.

Each luxuriously appointed suite is glass-encased and minimalist, incorporating rich textures, warmth, wood and other luxurious touches within. The lodge offers various spaces for guests to enjoy, such as the rim flow pool, sitting areas offering expansive views and a yoga studio. Guests are encouraged to explore the forest, where duiker prints could lead one on an adventure. You won’t be disappointed on game drives – guests return again and again to view elephant, rhinos, cheetah and more with guides and trackers who have decade’s worth of experience.

andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge will afford you one of those once-in-a-lifetime stays that will remain with you forever. From sumptuous feasts, to game viewing and the tranquillity of your glass forest suites.

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Air-conditioned glass suites built on stilts and appear to float between the rare Sand Forest foor and the towering torchwood trees. The suites are situated to ensure absolute privacy and each suite has a personal bar on their private veranda