Stone-sculpted suites boasting Zululand valley views in Phinda Private Game Reserve

Experience top Big 5 wildlife viewing and a well-appointed, classical safari stay at the intimate Phinda Rock Lodge. Perched on the side of a cliff overlooking Leopard Rock, the private suites are constructed from contoured stone and feature solid wooden shutters and doors. &Beyond Phinda has sustainability at its core, ranging from wildlife protection to energy-saving initiatives. Guests have a plethora of activities within reach, including Zulu village tours, Africa Foundation community visits, seasonal night turtle drives, and other specialist safaris. Have an impactful experience by participating in conservation initiatives such as rhino notching or pangolin tagging. Then, bask under the starry African sky by choosing to have a sleepout or an open-air dinner on the rooftop terrace.

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Best time to go to Elephant Coast

The subtropical climate of the Elephant Coast offers visitors year-round warmth thanks to the Indian Ocean and closeness to Mozambique. The region has hot, wet summers and cooler, dry winters. With most of the rainfall occurring during the summer months, the best time to visit varies depending on what activities travellers would like to do. November and January are the best for tracking turtles, while whale watching is great between June and November. For the best beach weather, visit between April and September.



Perched on the side of a cliff, Phinda Rock Lodge’s Suites each have a sizable bedroom and a bathroom with a bath, shower, and twin hand basins, some including outdoor showers. All suites come with their own private plunge pool and deck – making them an ideal spot to appreciate the sights of Leopard Rock and the valley below.

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