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andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a tough time selecting the perfect setting for our 25th anniversary trip to Africa because Africa is not an inexpensive destination. We found that many areas were incredibly high priced but only offer accommodations that looked like they were pulled out of an old dated 3 star Cuban hotel and transplanted to Africa! We also did not want...

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Mellor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just spent four nights here and had a great time. Informal reception/dining area where you can relax with a coffee or something stronger. Lovely bungalow with views over the savannah....forty elephants came to drink at our small pool set in the deck....almost touching distance away. We had an outstanding ranger/tracker team in Dylan and Mr T who found everything...

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Thank elpee182
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall Phinda Vlei Lodge was wonderful. The staff were great, especially Warren our ranger,Able, our tracker and Natasha at the lodge. The chalets are lovely, private pools, large and traditional. But given the rave reviews we were somewhat disappointed. First, full disclosure, I'm American married to a South African and have been on dozens of safaris. But I would not...

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2Thank sheilab56
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was simply the best place I have ever stayed and the safari was brilliant. The Game drives led by Dimi were fantastic, they are excellent trackers and very friendly. Happiness' food is superb, particularly considering the remoteness of the location! Natasha left the rooms impeccable every day. The accommodation is faultless. STAY HERE!

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Thank Ben K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Phinda is an amazing place and the lodges at vlei are extremely comfortable/luxurious. We stayed for 2 nights and had 4 game drives and saw lions, cheetah and rhino which was great. A couple of the game drives were cut short which was slightly irritating, one of them was only just over 2 hours when they are supposed to be...

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Thank hb0508
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in December. What a wonderful place. The rooms/chalets are well appointed and well designed and allow you (as we did) to sleep with all of the doors open and immerse yourself in the african night sounds (with netting and screens we did this with no bites too). The plunge pools are a must on hot...

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Thank davidiafrica
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

When you leave a place in near tears,(in a good way) after only spending three nights there, then it is a special place for sure. Having stayed at an &BEYOND property in India last year, we were expecting the best. Carla Glasspool, helped us with an exciting itinerary & Phinda Vlei was chosen as our first safari stop. The place...

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3Thank Leedsaway67
Rotonda West, Florida
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Super accommodation. We were in suite 4 overlooking a large grassy area where a variety of animals came for breakfast. Our suite was glass enclosed with shutters and drapes for privacy. We had a private pool on our deck where over a dozen elephants came to drink one evening. The animal viewing was excellent. We saw a female cheetah with...

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Thank pamcdonald1
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

With only 6 totally private villas each with a plunge pool, the whole experience is truly exclusive and special. The team at Vlei are completely service orientated and can't do enough for you. Everything about Vlei from the location, accommodation, facilities, food and game viewing is outstanding. Fred and Nsinki certainly "go the extra mile" to ensure that you see...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The entire experience here from the airport pick up, to the evening escorts to the room, to the farewell toast, was fantastic! The team at Phinda is very service oriented -- that plus the fact that there are only six rooms, create a special and exclusive experience. Matt and James were our guides and I highly recommend them, they made...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AndBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is the ultimate, romantic and totally private safari getaway. Its location amongst the trees on the edge of an open grassland offers fantastic game viewing, with each suite carefully positioned for a prime view of the animals coming out to drink. ... more   less 

Additional Information about andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Address: Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $300 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Phinda Vlei Hotel Phinda Private Game Reserve
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“rooms 4-6 are best for elephants visiting your pool”
  • At our suite's own deck pool
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the bungalows have great views and are close to the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles elpee182, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 6, where passing elephants often drink from the plunge pool - a magical experience”
 of 5 bubbles pgcraig, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All, the rooms are perfect, each room contained in bungalow style.”
 of 5 bubbles Z3183XKmarionb, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 and had elephants visiting to drink from our plunge pool on the deck”
 of 5 bubbles Paul210156, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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