Phinda Private Game Reserve Guest Stories
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback on how the &Beyond experience has touched our guests. For many of them, a life-long love affair with Africa's wide open spaces and its incredible wildlife has started at one of our lodges across the continent. Others have formed lasting friendships with the warm and welcoming &Beyonders they have met on safari. Here is just a sample of the incredible comments we have been receiving from our guests staying at Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Candice Lusted - Phinda Mountain Lodge
PHINDA MOUNTAIN LODGE
"We have just come back from Phinda Mountain Lodge, and our stay was truly magnificent and out of this world! I am definitely going to be going back there before the end of the year."
I met the nicest of staff and would love to make my next stay there much longer. Phinda would have to be my best holiday spot when it comes to hospitality, food, atmosphere, gaming, birding and, well, just everything. I am definitely going to recommend it to all of my friends and colleagues.
Anthony Collins - Phinda perfect
"After a scenic drive from Durban we arrived at Phinda and were met by our ranger, Giles, a hugely knowledgeable and keen guide, who seems to ignite excitement for everything from the direction an anthill is pointing to the forest areas of the Phinda reserve, and on to tracking leopard and lion in the moonlight."
Giles took us to the magnificent Mountain Lodge, which, although under a little amount of construction, is as magnificent as the reserve it is situated within. So different to the norm, yet with every amenity available to make one's trip worth every one of the 5 stars it has earned itself. Andrew and his wife Sasha met us - a charming couple who are proud of what they have established, and make you feel part of the family and at home - everything we desired was perfect and, yet, they never got in our way. Our drives, walks, meals and our time relaxing was the best ever. I could go on for ages, but Phinda is one in a million - unique, exciting and I will certainly be going back.
Andrew McPherson - Phinda Safari
"It was with a fair amount of trepidation that I first visited an &Beyond lodge. I am a traditionalist and have always loved the Kruger. I love the feeling of just getting back to basics."
I have to say that the &Beyond experience is a far cry from the Kruger, but every time you leave an &Beyond lodge, you cannot but be amazed at the attention to detail and the passion that has gone into putting the lodges together. The people in the lodges are always so passionate about what they do and their love for the bush is infectious. Despite my reservations, my expectations have always been exceeded on my visits to these lodges.
Paulina Nogajczyk - Phinda Wedding
"What a pity that our holidays are finished, as the time we have spent in SA was really magnificent ..."
Thank you for all you have done for us, for all the support and hard work. Our wedding at Phinda was amazing and really magical. We have had the holiday of a lifetime. Everything has exceeded our expectations - the place, scenery, people we have met and food. Once again, a big THANK YOU for making our day so exceptional!
Susan Twigden - Phinda Zuka experience
PHINDA ZUKA EXPERIENCE
"We recently returned from an amazing four-night experience at Phinda's Zuka Lodge, where the [new] staff created their very first 'Stick Dinner' under a canopy of trees for our fourth evening's dinner - what a romantic and exciting adventure."
We held our beef satays in one had and sipped full-bodied South African merlot with the other ... for dessert there were toasted marshmallows on a stick with decadent chocolate sauce! Thank you Mandy and Andrew for creating a beautiful memory that we'll treasure forever. Susan Twigden and Jarret Le Roux [on their almost honeymoon]
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