Phinda Mountain Lodge maintains the luxurious feel you’ve come to expect from all the andBeyond  lodges.  And added to this Phinda Game Reserve offers guests the opportunity to view the Big 5 on day and night safaris, walking safaris, river cruises, canoeing and even beach excursions. Each lodge has its own special brew of ingredients that makes guests feel as if they’re having the time of their lives, and Phinda’s Mountain Lodge magic lies in its magnificent setting, sumptuous feasts, individual attention, and a feeling of being ‘on top of the world’, whilst watching wildlife on the plains below.

Phinda Mountain Lodge offers travellers so much more than they could anticipate.  Mountain Lodge is the largest in the reserve, with 25 suites dotted along the mountain’s edge, offering spectacular views of the reserve.  Each suite is beautifully appointed, with touches of opulence throughout the private lounge, en-suite bathroom, terrace and private plunge pool spaces.  Vervet monkeys swing through the trees next to their private mountainside suites, while hundreds of birds call and sing. A 15 minute flight will find you swimming with dolphins and diving in one of the top 10 dive sites in the world and in season loggerhead and gigantic leatherback turtles come to the beach to lay eggs. 22 000 hectares of reserve and 7 different habitats offer visitors the most outstanding experience.

A typical day at Phinda Mountain Lodge begins with coffee and a game drive on the Landy for around three hours. The vehicle then arrives at a secluded spot where guests can enjoy more coffee, drinking chocolate or liqueur, before being whisked off to a full brunch feast. Guests then have the day open to do as they please, before a light lunch is served at 13:00. High Tea on the veranda precedes the evening game drive, when trackers try to give every guest a glimpse of elusive cheetahs and black rhinos before heading back to the lodge for bubble baths and dinner. The reed boma is romantically lit by candles and lanterns, and a bush banquet is served under a splash of glittering stars. The cuisine is described as Pan-African, bringing Western and African food together in a robust celebration, tantalising the senses.

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Phinda Mountain Lodge’s guest suites crest the mountain’s edge, offering breath-taking raptor’s-eye views of the reserve below. Each luxurious suite boasts an elegant ensuite bathroom, private sitting area and a spacious veranda with a plunge pool and outdoor shower.


Phinda Mountain Lodge’s six guest cottages each feature an elegant ensuite bathroom, private sitting area and a veranda with a plunge pool and outdoor shower. The cottages are slightly smaller than the suites, and feature interleading doors which convert them into family cottages.

Family Suite

Spacious and comfortable, the beautiful family suite at andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is designed to provide just the right balance of privacy and security for larger families travelling with children. The suite boasts a shared lounge area as well as two elegant adult bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom (with indoor and al fresco showers) and two interleading children’s rooms, ensuring that parents can keep a watchful eye on younger children. A private veranda off the shared lounge offers the ideal setting for gathering and swapping tales of the day’s adventures, whilst a nearby pathway leads directly to the covered deck around the lodge pool. Booking the family suite entitles you to a dedicated private safari vehicle for the group, ensuring a tailor-made family safari experience for everyone. The family suite can accommodate up to four adults and four children.

Family Cottage

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge boasts three family cottages, conveniently interlinked via a door for easy access. Each cottage has its own ensuite bathroom, with indoor and al fresco showers, as well as a private plunge pool. The suites can accommodate two adults and up to three children. When booking a family cottage at Phinda Mountain Lodge, you will have exclusive access to a private safari vehicle and guide throughout your stay.