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Phinda Reserve: Big Five, diverse habitats, rare wildlife, interpretive drives, and stunning lodges

Explore the captivating Phinda Private Game Reserve, spanning 29,866 hectares (73,800 acres) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This exceptional sanctuary offers prime wildlife encounters, including the Big Five and 436 bird species. Phinda is renowned for close-up views of cheetahs and rare black rhinos. With its seven diverse habitats, it's often dubbed the 'Seven Worlds of Wonder,' featuring woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, and forests, all set against a backdrop of mountains, rivers, and unspoiled beaches along the Indian Ocean. Guests can enjoy interpretive game drives, community experiences, and a range of bush and beach adventures. Choose from six distinct lodges for your stay.

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Phinda provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities year-round, with the optimal months being in the winter season, which spans from May to September. During these months, animals are more readily observable as they gather around permanent water sources, and the arid conditions lead to a reduction in bush density, enhancing visibility.

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