See Whale Sharks in the morning and Cheetahs in the afternoon on the Phinda Safari

Close to the Indian Ocean in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal Province lies Phinda Private Game Reserve. Big game viewing at Phinda is a standard, with excellent sightings of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo), however the real highlights here are the endangered Black Rhino and the worlds fastest mammal, the Cheetah. The grassy plains of Phinda are one of the great places to find Cheetah in Southern Africa, and the sightings never disappoint. Due to its fantastic location, Phinda is also home to over 430 bird species, including some major rarities.

In addition to game drives, Phinda also offers a variety of activities that cater to the whole family. The Indian Ocean is easily accessible from Phinda, and you can go for a swim, snorkel or scuba dive excursion at Sodwana Bay, a hotspot rated as one of the worlds top 10 dive locations! At Phinda, it is possible to swim with Whale Sharks in the morning, view Lions and Cheetahs in the afternoon, and watch Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles laying eggs late at night.

All of this is done from one of Phinda’s several exquisite lodges; each with a unique look and feel modelled on the settings where it is located, be it the top of a rocky outcrop, hidden in the forest, or out in the savanna. Enjoy world class cuisine, fine wines and amazing service.

Accessing Phinda couldn’t be easier; it is just a short charter flight from Johannesburg, but you can also connect with the Kruger National Park region, and extend your safari to see more of what South Africa has to offer.  Contact our safari specialists to help you plan your dream safari!