Phinda Private Game Reserve Travel Guide

Map of Phinda Resource Reserve

Where else in the world can you visit a place known the “Seven Worlds of Wonder” – only at Phinda Private Game Reserve! With its seven distinctive habitats – beautiful woodland, grassland, wetland, forest interspersed with mountain ranges, rivercourses, marshes and pans – it is a destination just waiting to be explored!


Enjoy 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest and over 23 000 hectares of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal. Phinda Private Game Reserve is a perfect place to relax and explore Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), endangered black rhino, and over 415 bird species. Here the land lends itself almost like a stage to showcase some of Africa’s finest natural dramas.   


Close to pristine white beaches - unspoilt and spectacular - as well as tropical coral reefs in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and an abundance of wildlife, Phinda offers guests the perfect bush and beach adventure.


Phinda meaning “the return” is also located within easy reach of the iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a lush conservation area that has earned World Heritage Site status.


Top things to do at Phinda Private Game Reserve:


  • Spot the Big Five!
  • Go on a game drive in an open air 4 x 4 safari vehicle with a knowledgeable game ranger
  • Get closer to nature on a guided bush walk
  • Learn about the local flora, fauna and African Wildlife
  • Go Fishing
  • Go on a canoe safari
  • Go on a boat cruise
  • Go Turtle Trekking to see the Giant Leatherback Turtles
  • Relax and let the surrounding nature restore your spirits!