Immersed in lush valleys and wooded hills African bush, Phinda Zuka Lodge overlooks its own waterhole in the west of the renowned Phinda Game Reserve. Thatch and stone are designed with sophisticated simplicity to blend with nature in attractive bush style. The main lodge guest areas invite sociable gatherings with indoor sitting and dining areas, a sweeping deck with sparkling swimming pool and an interactive kitchen where guests can work alongside the chef or just watch and swap recipes. An intimate library with internet connection gives you the option of staying in touch, though it is far more tempting to watch the action at the waterhole from a comfortable lounger, perhaps two lionesses settling down for a nap, a cheetah and cubs or an elephant.
The four secluded cottages are spacious and stylish, with private verandahs and the most amazing ensuite bathrooms. The circular stone bath chamber is a zen experience in itself, soaking in the vast tub by candlelight soothes away any residual tensions.
Spectacular game viewing starts from the lodge itself where abundant wildlife can be viewed at the waterhole, even as guests relax in bed. Phinda is renowned for its wide variety of habitats and game viewing above and beyond the Big 5 and, with the versatility of a safari vehicle and ranger always at hand, guests can seek out unique safari experiences whenever they want, at their own pace.
Guided bush walks, learning tracking techniques, boating safaris and canoe trips offer even more opportunities to experience the varied wildlife of Phinda.
For a really outstanding private safari in Africa, Zuka Lodge is at the top of the list for luxury, charm, fantastic service and beautiful surroundings.