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Thursday, 5 November 2015

From Phinda Forest Lodge to Phinda Rock Lodge

After finishing our breakfast at Forest Lodge we trekked southwards in Phinda to the beautifully situated Rock Lodge, where we were destined to stay one night.  We enjoyed Rock Lodge so much that we eventually decided to stay another night.Our wildlife experience with AndBeyond's game rangers and trackers were extended to those we met at Rock Lodge.  These AndBeyond-trained guides and trackers are just amazing in their friendliness, their knowledge of their areas and the wildlife.  We cannot stress the loving friendliness of AndBeyond's entire staff enough.

Rock Lodge seen from below

Rock Lodge between the trees seen from below.

Our private deck with a splash pool, a table, an umbrella and a double coach where only the birds can see you.


Our suite was a grotto-like tunnel with ultra-luxury fttings and trimmings.  A very romantic place indeed with a huge bath next to a large window overlooking the valley.  A separate shower for that quick cleansing before the next activity


Towards the bathroom.


Towards the bedroom


Professor our Butler, on the veranda


Guest Area

The safari drives we had in the south of Phinda were also of a very high standard.  They showed us Lions, Elephants, a Leopard, Buffaloes and Black Rhinos.  The area is exceptionally rich in the beautiful Nyala which we saw on many occasions.  Below are a few of the photos we took there.









We enjoyed AndBeyond's Phinda Lodges very much.  We recommend Phinda as a wildlife destination with enthusiasm born from the fabulous staff we encountered there, the luxury of the lodge and our suite and also the fabulous surprise they offered all of Rock's guests.

We can now understand why so many overseas people come back year after year to enjoy South Afica's great luxury lodges.