Phinda Vlei Lodge Activities


Safari Sleep Out
A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Spend the night sleeping directly beneath the stars in the heart of the bush on this thrilling overnight adventure. As the sun sets at the end of your afternoon game drive, you will arrive at a beautiful clearing in the midst of the bush, where comfortable beds with warm duvets and blankets, as well as billowing mosquito nets, are set up for you. Pull your chair up to the blazing campfire and toast the sunset as darkness deepens. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared on the open fire and fall asleep in utter tranquility, surrounded by Africa’s night sounds and kept safe by an armed guard.


$172 per person with a max of 6 guest per night.




Rhino Tracking
BLACK RHINO TRACKING ON FOOT

Slip on a pair of walking shoes and spend the morning with an expert ranger and tracker to find the rare and endangered black rhino on foot. Follow rhino tracks, recognize rhino middens and scratching posts, and read the signs of the bush in search of your quarry.


$62 per person with a minimum of 2 guest and max of 6, cannot be pre-booked and is subject to availability of trained guide and tracker. 4 hour excursion.






Indian Ocean Scuba Diving
INDIAN OCEAN SCUBA SAFARI

Recognized as one of the top ten dive sites in the world, Sodwana Bay offers an abundance of fish and marine life throughout the year. The gullies, ledges and pinnacles of the coral reef are home to more than 1,200 fascinating fish species.


$232 per person. Option water 1 NAUI or PADI qualification required; must have dived in last 6 months, 6-7 hour excursion and refresher courses are offered for $69 if it’s been more than 6 months.





Maputaland Beach
MAPUTALAND BEACH ADVENTURE

The vast sandy beaches of the Maputaland coastline provide a beautiful setting for a half-day beach outing. Soak up the sun, splash in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relax with a good book, play beach games, take leisurely walks along the shoreline or snorkel alongside Jesser Point, a protected marine reserve.


$166 per person. 4-5 hour excursion.







Turtle Nesting
TURTLE NESTING ADVENTURE

For four months during the southern hemisphere summer, the enormous leatherback and loggerhead turtles emerge from the Indian Ocean at Sodwana Bay to lay their precious eggs in the sand. As the moon rises over the ocean, excitement grows as you drive along the deserted coastline in search of fresh turtle tracks that emerge from the ocean and travel along the beach in search of a suitable nesting site. Watch as the female turtle digs her nest and lays her clutch of up to a hundred eggs.


$232 for a group of 1-4 guest and $205 for group of 5-9 guest. Max group of 9. 8 hours (most of the night!). Available November to February.




Swimming with Whale Sharks
SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS

Drift in the warm currents of the Indian Ocean as you swim alongside the largest fish in the sea. Accompanied by a skipper and certified dive-master, head out to sea on board an inflatable vessel in search of these enormous fish. Once located, jump into the water to swim next to these massive yet gentle giants.


$341 for a group of 1-4 guest and $271 for a group of 5-9 guest. Minimum of 2 and max of 9. 6-7 hour excursion.




Zulu Village Visit
ZULU VILLAGE TOUR

Be invited into an authentic Zulu homestead, visit the training school of a local sangoma, or traditional healer, and shop for exquisite handicrafts in the community surrounding &Beyond Phinda. Get a glimpse into the rituals of daily life and see how tribal culture and traditional affect rural Zulu villagers in the modern world.


: $116 for a group of 1-4 guest and $105 for a group of 5-9 guest. Max of 9. 3-4 hour excursion.







False Bay
HORSE RIDING IN FALSE BAY

Explore beautiful False Bay on horseback with your guide.


$203 per person. Minimum of 2 guest. This activity cannot be pre-booked. Arrive at 7 AM to reserve a spot. 5 hour excursion.


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