We recently spent 3 lovely nights at this very special lodge and certainly agree with the rave reviews posted by previous contributors. From every perspective, it is very hard to find any room for improvement. My wife and I are both keen birders and were fortunate indeed to have Sam as our ranger. He has been at Phinda for more than 20 years and is the undisputed doyen of game rangers in the area. The rest of the staff, without exception, were friendly, professional and helpful. This was certainly one of the best safari experiences we've had anywhere in Africa.