Africa, the birthplace of the safari, is home to a melting-pot of colourful and engaging cultures and is a continent filled to the brim with landscapes that will imprint themselves on your memory with their beauty and astounding contrasts. This is the land of Big Five sightings and adventure-packed activities that will keep you coming back for more.

Offering a rich wildlife viewing experience and a spectacular setting near the northern KwaZulu-Natal coastline, Phinda Private Game Reserve boasts a variety of habitats and high density of game, including some rare and less easily spotted species. The luxury private reserve is home to a magnificent variety of wildlife, including the entire Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino) which are sighted daily, but is best known for its large population of the elegant cheetah and the endangered black rhino, both of which are less easily spotted at other game reserves.

With seven distinct habitats, the lodge is a magnificent tapestry of landscapes, from woodland to grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans. Home to a large portion of the world’s remaining rare sand forest, the game reserve sits in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and marine reefs of the Indian Ocean, with a combination of bush and beach adventures possible from the reserve.