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Phinda Optional Activities
Twice-daily game drives - Included on the rates
Enjoy Big Five game viewing encounters on interpretive game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by expertAndbeyond's rangers and Shangaan trackers. Pihnda offers both off-road and night game drives affording excellent sightings and photographic opportunities. Discover a host of interesting nocturnal animals on exhilarating, spotlight night game drives.
Interpretive bush walks - Included on the rates
Explore Phinda's intriguing fauna and flora on interactive bush walks led by an experienced
 ranger or expert Shangaan tracker. Guided bush walks bring you face-to-face with wild Africa at its best, allowing fascinating insights into the landscape, animal tracks and a host of interesting birds, reptiles, insects and tiny mammals.
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All activities are weather-dependant . Optional Activities should be requested in advance, however, we can only confirm the activities upon arrival. No reimbursements will be made for missed game drives during activities. Activities exclude accommodation at any Lodge or Camp, transfers, extras and park fees.
Rates for Optional Activities are quoted upon request
  • Bush skills - Stalking cautiously through the bush, tracking a rhino, shooting targets in a remote riverbed and rifle skills training are some of the exciting activities experienced on this 4 day 3 night adventure. If you would like to learn game-ranging skills from &Beyond's knowledgeable rangers and trackers, this safari is just for you.
    Max 6 guests; Duration 4 days; 18 years and older.

  • Private family safari @ Phinda
    This is for families wishing to introduce their children to the marvels of the wild now have the option to book a tailormade family adventure at &Beyond Phinda. Both educational and fun-filled, this safari includes a private safari vehicle, as well as a dedicated ranger specialised in guiding trips with children. The ranger will spend time with the family on arrival, helping them to plan each thrilling day according to the children's ages, their interest and the season. Max 6 guests

  • Birding
    With over 480 bird species in Maputaland, this safari led by &Beyond expert birding guides is the ultimate experience for avid birders. Enjoy exceptional birding at Nibela, Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Dlinza Forest's Aerial Canopy Boardwalk in Eshowe, and throughout Phinda, in your own private 4x4 safari vehicle.
    Max 6 guests; 6 years and older.

  • Leopard Research
    The leopard training, guiding, tracking and research done at Phinda has been the most conclusive study of these giant predators to date. Guests are able to experience a behind the scenes look into the project on a three-day Leopard Research Specialist Safari.  Max 6 guests; Duration 3 days; 6 years and older.

  • 7 Wonders in 7 days
    Understand the social behaviour of resident lion prides. Contribute to Phinda's leopard research program. Discover Phinda's elephant herd dynamics. Identify Phinda Star Birds. Track black rhino on foot. Soar above Zululand on the Flight of the Fish Eagle. Gallop along the beach or beautiful forest trails. Photograph Phinda's cheetahs from close up. Visit Phinda's neighboring communities. Experience Phinda's diversity on a full day walk. Sleep out under a million stars. Cruise on the Mzinene River. Scuba dive in one of the world's top 10 dive sites. ...with a perfect ending - a 7 course meal with 7 perfectly matched wines.
    The 7 Day Adventure Safari rate includes:
    Private safari vehicle, Phinda Specialist guide and Zulu Tracker . Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, rhino and bird specialist safaris . 45min Flight of the Fish Eagle . Horseback safari . Sleep out . Scuba Diving . Community visit . Donation to Africa Foundation.
    Max 6 guests; Duration 6 nights/7 days; 16 years and older.

  • Flight of the Fish Eagle
    Experience a breathtaking 60min flight over the diverse Maputaland wilderness of scenic pans, coastal lakes, bushveld, densely vegetated dunes and wildlife and spot whales, whalesharks, dolphins and turtles in the magnificent Indian Ocean.
    Min 2 guests; Duration 1 hour flight; 5 years and older.

  • Beach Adventure
    15min flight or 45min drive in a specially designed 4x4 beach vehicle takes you to the beautiful beach at Jesser Point. Tide-dependant, you will be driven to a secluded spot where you can enjoy snorkelling, swimming, sunning on the beach as well as a delicious picnic.
    Duration approx 4 hours; all ages welcome.
    There are NO Beach Adventures on 1 & 2 Jan, over the Easter weekend, and on 25 & 26 Dec.

  • Isikolethu Zulu Cultural Tour
    Experience the wonders and diversity of the Zulu culture while exploring the Mduku, Mnqobokazi and Nibela rural communities surrounding the Reserve. Enjoy visits to the Sangoma (witch doctor), Mdluli Ancestoral Home and the Mbhedula Craft Market. After an action-packed morning, guests will return to Phinda in time for a late lunch.  Min 2 guests, max 28 guests; all ages welcome.

  • Turtle Drive
    A 45min drive from Phinda takes you to meet your beach ranger who will show you the wonders of the beach at night. In season (end Nov-mid Jan), loggerhead and leatherback turtles make the strenuous trail up the beach to lay their eggs. Tide-dependant, you will either enjoy snacks, drinks and hot toddies on the beach or a delicious surfside supper.  Max 16 guests; Duration 2 hours; all ages welcome.
    There are NO Beach Adventures on 1 & 2 Jan, over the Easter weekend, and on 25 & 26 Dec.

  • Horse Riding
    Enjoy the unmatched delight of riding well-schooled horses through False Bay Nature Reserve. After the ride, relax and enjoy a picnic snack.
    Max 8 guests; 4 years and older; Duration 1 & hours; Degree of exertion - moderate.

  • Black Rhino Tracking
    Experience the thrill of tracking black rhino on foot, accompanied throughout by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team in a private safari vehicle.
    Max 8 guests; Duration 4 hours; 16 years and older; cannot be pre-booked.

  • Scuba diving
    Diving the reefs of Sodwana Bay allows you to experience a portrait of marine diversity, with approximately 1200 species of fish and spectacular coral formations.
    Max 8 guests; Duration 3 - 4 hours; 10 years and older; Degree of exertion - strenuous.
    Must have PADI qualification and dived within a year.
    There are NO Beach Adventures on 1 & 2 Jan, over the Easter weekend, and on 25 & 26 Dec.
    Scuba Refresher Max 8 guests, cost is per person


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