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Temora, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travelled as a group of 10 adults and 6 children to Mountain Lodge for a 5 day stay. From the moment we were collected at the airstrip by our wonderful guides, the experience was magic. Our every need was catered for by the wonderful staff, the location is breathtaking and the game viewing was superb. Our three guides, Ricci,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family (3 generations) stayed at Mountain Lodge for 3 nights. We were all so well looked after - especially our kids who enjoyed their morning activities with Steph and their afternoon game viewing with the adults. The accommodation is lovely and the game viewing was great, as always in Phinda. Breakfast and lunch spectacular. Dinner didn't stand out as...

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Thank Jodi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge has a great location on top of a prominent hill quickly accessable from their private airstrip. Rooms are very good with excellent views and private plunge pools to cool off. The main communal area is very nice with comfortable furniture and open bar area makes one feel right at home. Food was also very good and we were...

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Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbing up the hills to mountain lodge gives you the sense you are in for a treat and man you are not disappointed! The views from the lodge are magnificent. The welcoming received was very warming and we were immediately looked very well after. Once we checked in we made our way to the rooms...these are arguably the best room...

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Sint-Oedenrode
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We only stayed at Phinda mountain lodge for 2 days, but boy oh boy, what a memorable stay it has been. It's really is a destination that steals your hart away! Superb game viewing. Your are almost certain to see the Big Five! The private suites are spacious and poised majestically on the crest of a mountain. With your private...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 4, 2016

What an amazing experience this was! Besides the great story behind the park, the lodge is just beautiful and the view fantastic. The staff is without exception very friendly. Our ranger & tracker were great during our safaris and walk. Very insightful. They tried to accommodate all of us. We very very much liked all the little surprises during our...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed December 2, 2016

1st Game safari but had been on the bucketlist for a very long time since a young girl watching Daktari series on black and white TV... was recommended Phinda and only Phinda by a Sth AFrican friend after attending a conference near Capetown.. it was AMAZING ! from the time I entered the reserve then arrived at the Mtn Lodge,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Phinda Mountain Lodge is everything you'd wish for and more. Great food, excellent staff, especially Presence, the Manageress, who treated us royally. The Safari was awesome - Jonty and John were our Driver and Tracker - what a wonderful team they were so knowledgeable & full of passion. One day, hopefully we'll be lucky enough to go back. 5...

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2016

My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend two amazing days here. We had previously been on a safari holiday but in the Kruger Park and had thought that was very good, - but, at Phinda it was on a whole new level. The drives out were incredible. We had a superb ranger called Matt and the most brilliant...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed November 23, 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights on my own before a visit to my parents in Umhlanga. I have been to quite a few game lodges and they all have their own character. Mountain lodge is relaxing, understated, excellent staff, and delicious food. The rooms are lovely but not over the top. The ranger and tracker were enthusiastic and knowledgable....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings. The 24 suites scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. There's no end to the choice of taking in the view - spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of dozens of candles and lanterns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Address: Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $905 - $1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Phinda Mountain Hotel Phinda Private Game Reserve
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“rooms 17,18 and 19 are the closest to the main dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Any of the spacious private suites will be to your very liking!”
 of 5 bubbles 192larryr, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“they're all amazing...you do need to take antimalarials.. very LOW risk but not NO risk..in that area...”
 of 5 bubbles RuthH27599, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“Steep paths would make the Mountain Lodge a poor choice for people with mobility challenges.”
 of 5 bubbles TheRainIn, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the main Lodge if you have mobility trouble”
 of 5 bubbles lucys17, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
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