We visited the Phinda Rock Lodge as part of the second leg of our South African Honeymoon, the first leg was a cousins wedding in drakensburg. Given the adrenaline and excitement and fun of a family wedding in SA, Phinda had a challenge to match what we just experienced, and it certainly had a go. From arriving at the lodge to leaving, first class service, food and experiences that will live long in the memory. The guides and the trackers are what make the experience really, along with the wildlife and the braii's (bbq) and the food and the rooms and the...... Everything. But knowledgeable guides and who work in a system of tracking with the other reserves basically ensure that you will see the big five, we practically achieved it in two hours, which is mind blowing. As is the proximity that you actually get to the animals, without ever feeling threatened. In short, this place is awesome and is a MUST when in SA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge looks out over its own lush valley, like a small private castle amidst a tangle of wild African sights and sounds. The suites of this intimate and romantic lodge cling dramatically to steep cliffs with views across the valley. ... more less