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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Kate S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation here is extremely comfortable and well lit with great views on to open land where game passes by. The whole team provide superb service and excellent food. We had great game viewing as as it was springtime and many animals have young. The whole team works well together to ensure every guest has a memorable experience,

Thank GILL C
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Pinder Vlei was an absolutely fantastic place to stay, with only six rooms, it was very intimate and special, accommodation was 5 star and all of the staff were very attentive, friendly and accommodating, the food was better than most top restaurants and hotel, the breakfast in particular wonderful, our ranger Clive and tracker Insika were brilliant , Clive was... More 

Thank Marion B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We arrived from Richards Bay airport by road (there is an airstrip, which is preferable) and frankly were somewhat disappointed by the views.As we turned into the reserve our spirits lifted as the scenery changed enhanced by the sight of a family of cheaters by the roadside. Deeper into the reserve the bush began to change again and then we... More 

Thank Philip D
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Phinda Vlei was the last of four safari camps we visited in Botswana and South Africa. It was the most luxurious and the staff members were outstanding. It's encouraging that the site is rehabilitated farm land; the area is bordered by power lines, private homes and other signs of civilization, but the variety of wildlife and plants was impressive. So... More 

Thank awelles86
Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I have just spent 2 nights here as part of our holiday in South Africa.Words can not convey the wonderful experience we have had from the hospitality and facilities and meals to the wildlife sightings. It would be remiss of me to single out anyone for special mention as the hospitality and accommodation is wonderful with views... More 

Thank Paul210156
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We recently had only a two-day, one-night stay at the Phinda Vlei Lodge (before moving to Phinda Zuka), but it was an amazing two days! Our lodges (one for us, one for our daughter) were lovely. Spacious, comfortable beds, great views and each had a private pool. The food was delicious and the staff so friendly and accommodating. We did... More 

Thank ADuckatHeart
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This lodge was simply magical! We loved the fact that they only had six villas which were very private. I felt the lodge was very conscientious about water and resources considering they were in the middle of no where! They did have enormous bath tubs but that didn't necessary mean you needed to use them considering they have been in... More 

Thank JaneWalt
Washington, D.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The lodge only has six tents, all of which are set apart from one another, and so this is the ultimate place for loners or honeymooners. Each tent has its own plunge pool as opposed to there being one main pool for all of the guests. The rooms are beautiful and have every amenity whereas the main lodge is only... More 

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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 

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Address: Kwazulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Phinda Private Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 6
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“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
“Can't go wrong with any of the lodges. There are only six...it's a small resort...all are in a great location.”
 of 5 bubbles ADuckatHeart, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 has a pool that is a favorite of the elephants.”
 of 5 bubbles Rutstra, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
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