COASTAL SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

PHINDA FOREST LODGE - PHINDA RESOURCE RESERVE, KWA-ZULU NATAL 

Phinda is in a "big game" area, and near the Indian Ocean. Seven distinctly different ecosystems: woodland, savanna, riverine, palm belt, more. The possibilities for diverse activities multiply. Cheetah, lion, black rhino, nyala, and other antelope all make their home here. Game drives, boat cruises, and walks are options. Track rhino -- on foot. Go to the Indian Ocean coast for an underwater look at the reefs. Spend the day salt-water fishing. You've got the airplane, and the flight to the coast is a short one. Even closer at hand is a cultural village. This is Zulu country. Your chalet at the Phinda Forest Lodge is unique: glass walls elevated in a canopy of torchwood and sycamore, in a jungle sand forest. Japanese in tone. Central lounge, dining area and deck, boma, bar, and secluded swimming pool. Phinda has other choices for lodging including Vlei Lodge. Www.andbeyond.com