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andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge

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Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have just returned from a magical stay at Rock lodge and can't stop talking about it. As other reviewers have said, this is a small lodge with only 6 rooms and this makes it extra special. You feel part of the Rock family and every single member of staff makes you feel so welcome and special. They really accomodate... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I and her sister and husband spent 4 nights at Rock lodge in Early October. We simply had a wonderful experience. The game viewing was stellar, the attention to detail and personal service from the lodge staff were wonderful and the food was delicious. Altogether a most memorable trip and one that we would love to do... More 

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent the first four nights of our South African honeymoon at Rock Lodge in early October and it was really the highlight of an altogether amazing trip! The lodge and rooms themselves are well appointed and comfortable while still maintaining the feeling of being in the wilderness. Private deck with plunge pool that animals visit, indoor and outdoor shower,... More 

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Jamieson, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Rock Lodge has access to amazing places and really stunning views of an Africa I have only seen on film. The Lodge itself is charming, rustic decor and very comfortable. Staff were personable and helpful demonstrating good management and immediate attention to any problems. The views were amazing, having breakfast watching giraffes and kudus on the opposite hillside. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Location is a winner here! As its name signifies, the lodge is set high in the rocks. Accommodation was earthy and rustic, but very comfortable. The views from our room were superb. Game drives were successful and enjoyable. Luke as ranger and Bethel as guide did a superb job. The places Luke selected for morning coffee break were always SPECTACULAR!!!!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For safari virgins, could not imagine a better start. Atmospheric accommodation, wonderful deck, delicious food but most importantly, fantastic game viewing. Thought game drives might become boring after awhile, how wrong I was! We felt as though everything about our stay had been personalised just for us.

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Rock Lodge is awesome. The rooms are unbelievably stylish with a rustic African feel. I especially enjoyed the private outdoor shower. The private outdoor pool is very unique, the animals will come to drink in front of your view. The game drives were wonderful. We saw 4 of the big 5, and our guide who had been working for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a beautiful lodge...the suites are gorgeous and comfortable...nice private deck and plunge pool...the staff was very attentive and focused on the details...they definitely wanted every guest to have a wonderful experience! We saw so many animals on each game drive...our guide and tracker were friendly and knowledgeable, and worked hard to make each drive a great adventure. I... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a great time at Phinda Rock. Lovely rooms, good food, attentive service, great guiding and great animals. We had room 6, which was just down the hill from the central area but was quiet and private. Animals and birds frequented our plunge pool, which was fun. Pity that in 2015 &Beyond will start charging a single supplement from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Rock Lodge is one of those places you'll either love or hate. It's definitely not for everyone. It's very small and intimate and feels very mideival in that it was stone and dark and heavy wood primitive doors and windows. It is the opposite of the very modern and open Forest and Mountain Lodges. The views from the top of... More 

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Address: Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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