Phinda Rock Lodge

Phinda Rock Lodge

Phinda Rock Lodge

Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle, amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds. The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley.

When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you’ll need a second look to realise you haven’t arrived at a Mexican hacienda. While the rugged adobe-style building wouldn’t be out of place in a desert pueblo, the lush bushveld vegetation and the wildlife dotted on the surrounding slopes leave you in no doubt that you’re in the middle of Africa.Continue reading....

With only six suites carved into the rocky hillside, you’ll feel you’re part of an elite tribe of rock dwellers suspended in a cosy hideout that offers complete seclusion from the world below.

Elevated over the valley below, the cliff-top suites provide an intimate, cosy space in a dramatic setting with an eagle’s eye view of the reserve. Snuggled high above the surrounding panorama, your closest neighbour is likely to be an inquisitive spotted genet paying you a friendly visit on the dining deck.

Why Visit

  • Day and night game drives, walking safari and river cruises
  • Perched high on a rocky cliffside with panoramic views over Leopard Rock
  • Phinda Adventures – Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives, scuba safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, visits to endangered wild cats project, swimming with whale sharks, whale watching
  • Specialist Safaris – birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking, walking, family and private safaris
  • Perfect for Honeymooners, couples, romantic or private getaways


  • Summer (October-April)
    Daytime temperatures above 35˚C / 95˚F
  • Winter (May-September)
    Night-time temperature rarely drops below 10˚C / 50˚F
  • Lush and hot in summer, with many young animals. Winter thins out the vegetation and cools things down for the best game viewing.

Fast Facts

  • Best time to travel – All year round; best game viewing from March to end of September.
  • Recommended for Children – Children over 12 years are welcome.
  • Guest Safety – The lodge is not fenced off and they request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
  • Lodge Amenities – Private rim-flow plunge pools, roaring firelace, outdoor showers
  • Languages – Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, and Sepedi.
  • Wildlife – Cheetah, white & black rhino, and nyala antelope
  • Currency – South Afrian Rand (ZAR)
  • Capacity – 6 Rooms, 12 guests maximum

Activities Include

  • Family Safari at Phinda
  • Birding
  • A Night Under the Skies
  • Explore Maputaland
  • Maputa Beach Adventure
  • Turtle Nesting Adventure
  • Black Rhino Tracking on Foot
  • Rhino Notching
  • Swim with The Whale Sharks
  • Endangered Wild Cats Project
  • Indian Ocean Scuba Safaris
  • Scuba Refresher

View the Big 5 by day and night. Track rhino and turtles, meet the Zulu, see seven habitats in a day and round it off on a golden beach.

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