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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONPhinda Private Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Ideal for sole use by families and small groups.
  •   Private watering hole can be seen from the pool and two of the cottages.
  •   Home away from home with the ultimate comforts.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 April 2018 - 10 January 2019 Luxury Bush Cottage R 8,565 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
*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.


*FLY ME TO PHINDA – MIN/MAX 3 NIGHT STAY PACKAGE OFFER!
* please contact us for a special package rate

*Package includes:
-3 nights luxury accommodation
-R 2,500 discount towards your return flights on Airlink per person per way, between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Vilancous, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, KNP, Livingstone and Phinda (subject to availability and flight schedules) OR return scheduled road transfers between Durban and Phinda.
-three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, nature walks (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance
*only valid for adults sharing & children 12yrs & older

*minimum 2 guests (does not apply to groups of 12 or more guests)
**Package Rate excludes Airport Taxes, all items of a personal nature and all items not included in the package.


* 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.
CHILD POLICY
• Children aged 0 - 5 years free of charge if sharing with 1 or 2 full-paying adults.
• Children aged 6 - 16 years will receive a 50% discount if sharing with 1 or 2 adults.
• Please note that the lodge can only accommodate one child in the room with the adults. Subject to availability of triple rooms.

GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Only children 6 years and older will be allowed on game drives at Lodge Manager's discretion.
• Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the Nature Walks.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game drives
• Nature walks (children under the age of 16 are not permitted)
• Birding
• Riverboat cruises
• Canoeing
• Coastal flights
• Beach excursions
• Snorkelling
• Scuba diving
• Deep-sea fishing
• Turtle viewing (season Nov/ Dec / Jan)
• Horse riding
• Cultural visits
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Minimum 2 nights stay required.
• Rates quoted above are valid for South African Residents only. 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 hours by road from Johannesburg.
3 hours by road from Durban or 1.5 hours from Richards Bay (approximately).
Daily scheduled flights to Durban International and 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
4 Luxury air-conditioned Bush Cottages

ABOUT THE LODGE

Surrounded by densely wooded hills and lush valleys, Phinda Zuka Lodge is situated in the western region of Phinda where, in what was a triumph for CC Africa's conservation endeavours, fences were dropped after protracted negotiations with neighbours, increasing the Reserve by 3 500 hectares (8 650 acres).
 
Meaning sixpence in Zulu, Zuka Lodge offers guests a new experience of Phinda's pristine wilderness. The Lodge's four intimate cottages are set 15 metres (50 feet) apart, featuring verandas overlooking a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen. Sitting areas feature built-in sofas which double as beds for parents travelling with children 5 years and younger. Bedrooms have air-conditioning and fans and are en suite, with a circular stone bath chamber, double showers, separate w.c and twin hand basins.
 
The exclusive-use Phinda Zuka Lodge is perfect for families or groups of up to eight people. Guest areas include an interactive cafe-style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining areas, an intimate library with Internet access and a swimming pool with extended wooden decking overlooking the waterhole. Comfortable cushions and suspended wicker chairs on the veranda allow for contemplation of the beautiful surroundings.
 
Characterised by hues of blue and stone, emphasising shape and texture, the overall effect of the Lodge is that of cool, coastal bush style - the sophistication of simplicity.
 
SAFARIS, ADVENTURES AND ACTIVITIES AT PHINDA

Tailormake your day by discussing your safari activities with your private ranger. Activities include morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in your private 4x4 safari vehicle, bush walks, riverboat cruises and canoe trips along the Mzinene River, as well as bush sundowners and dinners on the Reserve. Phinda also offers a variety of optional adventure activities, such as scuba diving and deep-sea fishing, and a range of Specialist Safaris.
 
ABOUT PHINDA 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 AND 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's as it is too dangerous and we will avoid them at all costs, even horse riding is an option here.

 
LODGE FEATURES

  • Overlooking a busy waterhole
  • Private ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef
  • Sole use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Perfect for family gatherings and special occasion safaris
  • Tailor-make every minute of your day







GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS

FROM JOHANNESBURG

  • Take the N12 to Witbank, after which the N4 towards Middleburg is taken.
  • After the Middleburg Ultra City , take the N11 turnoff to Hendrina.
  • Continue along the N11 from Hendrina to Ermelo.
  • From Ermelo take the N2 to Piet Retief .
  • Continue on the N2 passing through Pongola, and Mkuze
  • Approximately 40km past Mkuze, take the "Phinda" off-ramp.
  • At the top of the fly off turn left, and at The T-junction turn left again, following the Phinda signboard.
  • Continue along the gravel road for approximately 4km.
  • Cross over the railway line and turn right at the fork immediately thereafter.
  • Continue for approximately 3.5 km to the Munyawana Game Reserve gate where you will sign in.
  • Continue for approximately 4.5 km until you reach the Phinda Mountain sign where you turn right.
  • Continue for approximately 2.5 km until you reach the Phinda Zuka sign where you turn left. Follow the signs from there.
  • *There is a sign saying Mun-ya-wana Game Reserve at the gate with distances to lodges.FROM

DURBAN
  • Take the N2 Freeway northbound from Durban , toward Stanger, crossing over the Tugela River continuing towards Empangeni / Richards Bay .
  • Staying on the N2, pass the towns of Kwambonambi and Mtubatuba, until you reach Hluhluwe.
  • Approximately 10km past the Hluhluwe off-ramp, you take the "Phinda" Off-ramp. At the top 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 4 km. Cross over a Railway line and turn right at the fork immediately thereafter.
  • Proceed for a further 8 km until you reach the Mountain & Rock Gate.
  • For Zuka continue for approximately 3.5 km to the Munyawana Game Reserve gate where you will sign in.
  • Continue for approximately 2.5 km until you reach the Phinda Zuka sign where you turn left. Follow the signs from there.
  • *There is a sign saying Mun-ya-wana Game Reserve at the gate with distances to lodges.




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