Linda’s welcome at Phinda Private Game Reserve

Linda arrived at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve yesterday to the most incredible welcome party! A lioness and her two teen cubs almost waved them in to land from the very edge of the airstrip! And, if that wasn’t exciting enough…then the male lion appeared to say hi!

The game viewing has been incredible and no photos can ever really explain the experience! Elephant, Hyena, Lion, Giraffe, warthog, buffalo, zebra, white Rhino and so much more! Sometimes their curiosity bringing them close enough the the safari vehicle that you could see their eyelashes and hear their breath.”
&BEYOND Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 29 866 hectares (73 800 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, &BEYOND Phinda is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species. The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino.
With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares (2471 acres) of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.