Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Nestled between the mountains of uKhahlamba-Drakensburg Park and the sunny beaches of the Indian Ocean, South Africa's Phinda Private Game Reserve is one the world's finest unspoiled havens---and a Luxist nominee in the best adventure getaway category.
The five lodges of Phinda are set less than ten miles apart from one another amid the KwaZulu-Natal province, which boasts two World Heritage sites. There's the Phinda Zuka Lodge, a set of luxuriously-appointed African bush bungalows where guests enjoy a personal chef, driver and butler; Phinda Mountain Lodge, a balcony-dotted collection of rooms perched on the crest of a mountain; Phinda Forest Lodge, a handful of glass-enclosed suites situated amid one of Southern Africa's rare sand forests; Phinda Rock Lodge, a cluster of six suites carved into a rocky hillside; and Phinda Vlei Lodge, a set of suites along the edge of a forest-backed meadow where you're likely see monkeys and herds zebra right outside your front door.
Gallery: The Lodges at Phinda, South Africa