OVERVIEW ON THE HOMESTEAD AT PHINDA IN PHINDA
Situated in the north of the Reserve, The Homestead At Phinda is a gracious sole-use safari villa that blends seamlessly into the surrounding trees and bush. This exclusive, cutting-edge lodge boasts four spacious and luxurious suites that feature unique sliding panel windows with sweeping views of the surrounding African bushveld. The emphasis is on outdoor spaces to encourage family and friends to maximise usage of the expansive central living areas. Celebrating both Phinda and Zululand, traditional materials of thatch, gumpole and stone tile have been used throughout. The outdoor sitting area is the heart of the Homestead and the perfect place to laze away the hours on inviting sofas. Complete with private ranger/host, tracker, butler and chef, as well as exclusive-use of an open 4×4 safari vehicle, The Homestead is ideal for family celebrations and special occasion safaris. An interactive kitchen allows for intimate, informal dining and a rim flow eternity pool provides for respite from the heat of the day.
Savour the luxury of Africa’s wide open spaces with the sky and savanna theme of The Homestead At Phinda. Breathtakingly stylish and sophisticated yet refreshingly simple, The Homestead provides the ideal venue to reconnect with friends and family. With the warm, friendly faces and helping hands of a full complement of staff ready to welcome you on arrival, you will instantly feel as though this is your second home. Inviting rooms designed around retro trinkets, Zulu crafts and sleek, contemporary touches reinforce the impression that this private safari villa is designed for comfort and ease. Generous courtyards, ponds and living areas that open up to the landscape beyond embrace the surrounding bush, inviting it into the spacious interiors of The Homestead. Large sliding windows give a sense of space and light, and each ample room is dominated by breathtaking vistas of Africa. Beds are positioned to face the waking bush, so game viewing begins the second you open your eyes. There’s no need to jump out of bed early either – with a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, you set your own game drive times! While away a quiet afternoon drinking in the views from the many open viewing decks or give in to the seduction of plump cushions around the sparkling swimming pool, blending in at the very edge of the clearing beyond. If you’re feeling more active, enjoy a workout with a difference in a gym that boasts incredible view of the wilderness outside. As night closes in, admire the glorious colours of an African sunset steal over the skies as the warm light of dozens of lanterns creates an intimate dining space in the private outdoor boma.
Dining At The Homestead At Phinda
The warm colours of the African bush brought inside and a focus on stylish comfort, coupled with genuine hospitality from your personal chef and butler will have you feeling at ease in this private villa. An interactive kitchen awaits your instructions, whether it’s the simple joys of having your favourite meals prepared for you or the pure pleasure of being surprised at meal time. Enjoy the simple ritual of communal meals shared with special people around a spacious table or savour a delectable picnic on an extended game drive.
Activities At The Homestead At Phinda
- Game Drives
- Walking Safaris
- Mzinene River Canoeing
- Mzinene River Boat Cruise
- Bush & Beach Experience – Connect to Indian Ocean Beach Destinations in KwaZulu Natal
- Experience the Kruger Park, Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Manyeleti Game Reserves
- Connect to South Africa safaris to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Madikwe, Shamwari Parks and Reserves
- Connect to Victoria Falls & Zambia safaris in South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi & Kafue Parks
- Connect to Botswana safaris in Okavango Delta, Chobe, Moremi, Savuti & Central Kalahari
- Connect to Tanzania safaris in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Selous, Ruaha, Gombe, Mahale
- Connect to Kenya safaris in Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo, Laikipia
- Connect Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya climb tours
- Relax at Indian Ocean Beach Islands of Zanzibar, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles.