Phinda Game Reserve

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In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, you will be able to find a private game reserve known as the Phinda Game Reserve. This is situated in between two other good spots in the region, the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and the Mkuze Game Reserve. The place was built in 1991. The name means return to the wild. And that is exactly what you will experience upon visiting the site because you will find here seven diverse ecosystems that have palm savannah. This also has mountain bush, dense thornveld and unusual sand forest.

This has various lodges that you can choose from according to your budget and preference. The Rock Lodge has six chalets which were built in the rock face and you will be able to view the Leopard Rock from here. The Mountain Lodge has twenty chalets. This contains conference facilities that can be found at the top of a bountiful bushveld world. You will be treated with the panoramas of the Lake St. Lucia coastal plains and the Lebombo Mountains. The Vlei Lodge has six stilted suites of thatch, glass and teak. From this location, you will be able to overlook the unique wetland system at Phinda over at the edge of the forest. The last one is the Forest Lodge with its sixteen stilted glass chalets. The latter were hand built by local people at Zulu to be able to minimize the impact on the exceptional Sand Forest. The appearance looks as if these are floating between the towering torchwood trees and forest floor.

The Phinda Game Reserve is known to be unique for seven distinct habitats, an overflow of wildlife such as more than 380 bird species and Africa’s Big Five. This place has gathered so much success and garnered various local and international awards through the years. The site is also known for the massive amount of nearby safari attractions and activities in Africa.

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