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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lodge for a first time safari. Easily can see the Big 5 on game drive. Villas are separate so you get a private feel. The management and the service staff were all so helpful and nice - willing to help out in any way...More

Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t even know where to begin but this was hands down the best 5 days of our trip! The safari experience was incredible and our guide/tracker literally made the experience that much better. Dylan was incredible, fantastic guide and all around great guy to...More

Thank Nina F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best game lodges- hands down. Excellent staff, always willing to assist, and doing it with a smile. Fantastic, knowledgeable trackers and rangers that ensured some of the best game drives 🦁🦅🦏 Delishes food (in abundance) in the greatest setting: nature....More

Thank JGrove1983
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My wife & I spent four nights at Forest Lodge and had a tremendous experience. The vastness of Phinda offers several different habitats to search for a variety of wildlife species. Our ranger, Clive, and tracker, Jabs, did an incredible job in finding the animals...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

&Beyond, I must say, think of everything! From the cold towels and drink welcome to the carrier bag of lunch treats when you leave. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff draw you into their “Family” with warmth. The lodge is ideal for those...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Minibar
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$963 - US$1 029 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$963 - US$1 029 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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oasisfilms
20 March 2018|
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Response from culpepperscott | Reviewed this property |
I am not a professional but the guides to get you significantly close to the animals. I think your 100-400 would be sufficient.
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crazychocolatedog
7 February 2018|
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Response from Bruna26 | Reviewed this property |
I traveled from the US their last September. As others have said, in the morning it is chilly/cold but the blankets help a lot. I had a fleece jacket and I wore it a lot. A hat can help too. You will have the best time! We... More
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crazychocolatedog
21 August 2017|
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Response from Merrill O | Reviewed this property |
I've been to quite a few safari lodges in Africa, and Phinda Forest Lodge was one of the most stunning! You'll love it. I'd HIGHLY recommend checking the CDC website for any suggested immunizations...better to be safe than... More
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"Quite a walk, so if issues, try nearer to the lodge"
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"Every room is great!"
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"They are all good rooms. Just keep your doors closed so the monkeys don't run off with your belongings!"
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"All the rooms have views of the surrounding forest and its inhabitants, and all are far enough from each..."
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