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Situated in the lush Zululand region, northern KwaZulu-Natal, within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso (formerly St Lucia) Wetland Park, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for being an ideal destination for travellers looking to experience an authentic African safari.


Phinda Private Game Reserve enjoys 14,000 hectares of prime conservation land that encompasses seven different ecosystems. It is loved for its diversity of habitats, superb game viewing opportunities, variety of luxury lodges and wide range of safari activities. Here, visitors stand a good chance of spotting elusive predators, such as leopard and lion, which are tracked on a daily basis.


Lodge Link Network Programme


Experience the heart of the African bush with daily direct flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Nelspruit KMIA as well as the iconic Skukuka Airport, gateway to the Timbavati, Sabi Sand, The Kruger National Park, Phinda and the private game lodges.


A short apron transfer connects you onward to the doorstep of your safari destination on Airlink's lodge link service to the Arathusa, Londolozi and Phinda Airstrips (Ngala and Ulusaba Airstrips operated on charter requests). You also have the freedom to enjoy a short open safari vehicle transfer from the Phinda, Ngala, Ulusaba and Arathusa Airstrips to adjoining private game lodges in the reserve.


A short air transfer from the lodge airstrips or Skukuza Airport to Nelspruit KMIA connects you conveniently to Livingstone (Zambia) , Johannesburg and Cape Town.


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