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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONPhinda Private Game Reserve, Kwazulu-NatalPOOLYes - Private Plunge Pool (not heated)
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYNo Children under 12MALARIA AREAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Dramatic views across the valley.
  •   Secluded and romantic.
  •   Seven habitats allow for much greater diversity in species and landscapes.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May - 30 June 2018 Luxury Suite R 4,990 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
01 May 2018 - 10 January 2019 Luxury Suite R 9,845 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
**PLEASE NOTE: PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY (COPY OF SA ID, WORK PERMIT OR ENDORSED PASSPORT) WILL BE REQUESTED WHEN BOOKING ON LAST MINUTE SA RESIDENT RATES IF APPLICABLE.

*Extra special & long stay rates are available on request. Please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Safari activities
• Selected local beverages
• Nature Walks (subject to availability)
• Three meals daily
• Refreshments on game drives
• Teas & coffees
• Laundry
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• A single supplement of 50% applies for all single rooms.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game drives
• Nature walks (Children under the age of 16 are not permitted)
• Birding
• Riverboat cruises
• Canoeing
• Coastal flights
• Snorkeling
• Scuba diving
• Deep-sea fishing
• Turtle viewing (season Nov/ Dec / Jan)
• Horse riding
• Cultural visits
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Minimum 2 night stay.
• Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on Nature Walks.
• Rates quoted are applicable to South African Residents.
• Discounted rates for Overseas Residents are available on request.
• Price excludes the Munyawana Conservation Fee of R 150 per person per stay. Prices are subject to change and must be pre-paid upon booking.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
6 hour drive from Johannesburg.
3 hour drive from Durban. 1 ½ hour drive from Richards Bay.
SA Express and Federal Air offer daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay, followed by a one and a half hour road transfer to the reserve.
 
ACCOMMODATION
6 Luxury Suites

ABOUT THE LODGE

Phinda Rock Lodge lies within the 23 000 hectare (56 800 acre) & Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To the east of Phinda is the iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, is a World Heritage Site. To the west of Phinda are the white-fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean only 30kms (19 miles) away.
 
ABOUT PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

This private game reserve was formed about 10 years ago along the borders of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park - one of Africa's most ecologically diverse regions. Farmland was restored back to its natural habitats and stocked with big game animals. Seven different eco systems exist on the reserve including forest and coastal, and its variety renders it perfect for an escape of luxury and adventure. Conservation Corporation Africa has built four private lodges in the reserve, each in its own environment with differing qualities.
 
This venture not only supports animals but also improves employment, education and health facilities in the local communities. You can catch a glimpse of Zulu life, past and present by visiting a traditional cultural village aligned to the Phinda reserve.

ANIMALS & ACTIVITIES
 
In addition to vehicle game viewing , you can also go rhino tracking on foot in this reserve. There is also the opportunity to watch turtles laying their eggs on a remote beach and to dive amongst them on the coral reefs. Hippos inhabit the ancient waterways, please note that we will not canoe past hippo as it is too dangerous and will avoid them at all costs, even horse riding is an option here.
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • Dining and sitting areas with imposing fireplaces open out onto a shaded deck with sweeping views of the Lebombo Mountains and the bushvelt below.
  • Safari Shop at Mountain Lodge.
  • Internet access
  • In- room massage

ROOM FEATURES

  • Air-conditioning /heating
  • Room fans
  • Private plunge pool and deck
  • Indoor showers
  • Outdoor showers (4 suites only)
  • Separate toilet
  • Private sitting area
  • In room safe
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryers
  • Personal bar






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS

Distance

• Johannesburg to Phinda 600km - 6 hours & 30 minutes
• Durban to Phinda 330km -3 hours & 30 minutes
• Richard’s Bay to Phinda -150km,1 hour & 45 minutes

FROM JOHANNESBURG

  • Depart Johannesburg on the N3 highway to Heidelburg / Durban
  • Exit the highway at the R23 Heidelburg (south) / Standerton off-ramp
  • Turn left onto the R23 to Standerton.
  • Please watch out for the camera speed-trap in the 40km zone a few hundred meters after turning onto the R23.
  • Standerton is approximately 100km from the R23 / N3 junction.
  • Driving into Standerton, turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto Walter Sisulu (there is a Kentucky Fried Chicken on the corner)
  • Turn left onto Dr Nelson Mandela at the next set of traffic lights, signposts Orange Free State / KwaZulu-Natal R23
  • Remain on Dr Nelson Mandela at and follow the R23 Volksrust signposts through the rest of town
  • Volksrust is approximately 85km from Standerton
  • Driving into Volksrust, turn left at the first set of traffic lights onto Joubert Str (there is an Excel station on the corner)
  • Turn right onto Laings Nek Str at the 3rd set of traffic lights, signposted N11 Durban / Newcastle
  • Enter KwaZulu-Natal and continue along N11 towards Durban / Newcastle
  • There are 2 stop / go sections, as construction is underway on this section of the road
  • Please watch out for two camera speed-traps on this section of the road. The first at the bottom of Laings Nek Pass, opposite the road stall and shop on the left side of the road. The second is after the Newcastle 26km signpost.
  • Turn left onto the R34 to Utrecht / Vryheid (approximately 40km from Volksrust)
  • Pass Utrecht town on the left and continue along the R34 to Vryheid
  • Turn left onto the R33 / R34 Vryheid (approximately 78km from the R34 / N11 junction)
  • Vryheid is approximately 24km from R33 / R34 junction
  • Before entering the town, turn right at the R69 Louwsburg / R34 Ulundi/Empangeni
  • Continue for 6 km until reaching the stop street
  • Continue straight over along the R69 for a further 4 km
  • Turn right at the T-junction onto the R69 to Louwburg / Mkuze
  • Pass the turnoff to Louwsburg on the left and continue along the R69 to Pangola
  • Turn left onto the Pongola / R69 (N2) Mkuze
  • Continue for 21km to Pangola, then turn right onto the N2 to Mkuze and on towards Phinda
  • Approximately 40km beyond Mkuze, take the sign-posted “Phinda” off-ramp
  • At the top of the fly-off, turn left and you will reach a T-junction
  • At the T-junction, turn left onto a gravel road
  • Follow the gravel road for approximately 4km until you reach a railway line
  • Cross over railway line and turn immediately right
  • Ahead of you is the entrance gate to the Munyawana Private Game Reserve

FROM DURBAN

  • Take the N2 highway northbound towards Stanger, please you will pass through a toll gate once you have passed the King Shaka International Airport.
  • Pass the towns of Ballito, Tilney Manor, Stanger, Mtunzini, Empangeni, Richard’s Bay, Kwambonambi and Mtubatuba
  • Remain on the N2, passing the town of Hluhluwe
  • 10km beyond Hluhluwe, take the sign-posted “Phinda” off-ramp
  • At the top of the fly-off, turn right onto the bridge and you will reach a T-junction
  • At the T-junction, turn left onto a gravel road
  • Follow the gravel road for approximately 4km until you reach a railway line
  • Cross over the railway line and turn immediately right
  • Ahead of you is the entrance gate to the Munyawana Private Game Reserve

FROM RICHARDS BAY

  • Take the N2 from Richard’s Bay airport and continue N2 past Matubatuba and Hluhluwe
  • Approximately 10km past the Hluhluwe off-ramp, you take the Phinda off-ramp
  • At the tip of the fly-off, turn right onto the bridge over the N2
  • At the T-junction, turn left following the “Phinda” signboard
  • Continue along the gravel road for approximately 4km
  • Cross over the railway line and turn right at the fork immediately after the railway line
  • Proceed for about 4km until you reach the gate to the Munyawana Private Game Reserve





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