This private game reserve was formed about 10 years ago along the borders of Greater St Lucia Wetland Park - one of Africa's most ecologically diverse regions. Farmland was restored back to its natural habitats and stocked with big game animals.

Seven different eco systems exist on the reserve including forest and coastal, and its variety renders it perfect for an escape of luxury and adventure. Conservation Corporation Africa has built four private lodges in the reserve, each in its own environment with differing qualities. This venture not only supports animals but also improves employment, education and health facilities in the local communities.

You can catch a glimpse of Zulu life, past and present by visiting a traditional cultural village aligned to the Phinda reserve.

ANIMALS & ACTIVITIES
In addition to vehicle game viewing where leopards are often seen?- is this true? , you can also go rhino tracking on foot in this reserve. There is also the opportunity to watch turtles laying their eggs on a remote beach and to dive amongst them on the coral reefs. Hippos inhabit the ancient waterways and canoeing past them can be quite a thrill. Even horse riding is an option here.

SEASONS
Rainy Season: This is a sub-tropical area which becomes hot and humid in the rainy summer months of October to March.
Dry Season: The dry season lasts over winter from April to September and the temperatures are very pleasant with warm days and cool nights.

PHINDA GAME RESERVE SPECIALITIES
· Rhino tracking on foot
· Canoeing past hippos
· Watching turtles lay their eggs
· Horse riding in game areas
· Snorkelling or diving on coral reefs
· Residing in one of four luxury lodges

FACTS
This is a malarial area.
This is a private reserve for guests at one of the four &Beyond lodges.

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