Phinda Private Game Reserve


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A subtropical safari paradise


A million years ago, the sea was cupped by sand dunes and lapped at a shore nearby. It has since retreated, leaving a unique forest populated by monkeys, side-striped jackal, Tongaland squirrel, pink–throated twinspots and the rare Neergaard’s sunbird in its wake. It is here, in northern Kwazulu Natal and bordering on the iSimangaliso Wetland Park that Phinda Game Reserve resides.

Encompassing no less than seven distinct habitats, the reserve shelters an abundance of wildlife including Africa’s Big 5 and more than 380 bird species. White rhinos can be seen wallowing near waterholes while herds of elephant and buffalo trudge across the plains. Predatory cats are seen lounging in the shade or stalking grazing nyala and impala. Experience the thrill of tracking these animals on foot as your Zulu trackers point out interesting indigenous trees and shrubs.

Explore nearby Sodwana Bay’s reefs with over 1,200 species of colourful fish populating the warm waters along with spectacular coral formations. Engage with the playful bottlenose dolphin, swim with the flat-mouthed whale shark and watch the mighty humpback whales move along their migratory paths. The area is located in a malaria zone and visitors are advised to take the necessary precautions. 

 

Highlights

  • Phinda encompasses no less than seven distinct habitats enabling the reserve to shelter an abundance of wildlife
  • Game sightings include Africa’s Big 5, over 380 bird species and a range of antelope species
  • Sodwana’s reefs are excellent for diving and populated with over 1,200 species of colourful fish and spectacular coral foundations
  • Track animals on foot with experienced Zulu trackers who will point out interesting indigenous trees and shrubs

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