A trip to South Africa is especially in demand in winter to escape the frosty temperatures. However, the towns, national parks and lodges are often crowded during the high season. So why not travel in the off-season? Locals have long known that the landscape is at its most impressive from May to September – the “Green Season.” Whether along the coast, around Table Mountain or inland – wildflowers shine in a variety of colors, grasses turn green again and at a pleasant 20 degrees, the Big Fives Africa can be observed well.
andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve: Nature Experience in KwaZulu-Natal
The andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, an approximately 25,000-hectare reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, offers one of the best game viewing experiences. With seven different ecosystems and six unique andBeyond lodges, it is the ideal place to experience the “Green Season” in all its diversity.
Variety of lodges in Phinda Private Game Reserve
The lodges in Phinda are as varied as the ecosystems. The exclusive safari villa Phinda Homestead is perfect for family vacations. If you prefer it higher up, you should visit Phinda Rock Lodge. The stone suites offer breathtaking views of the reserve, while guests review the day’s experiences on the rooftop terrace.
Phinda Forest Lodge: insight into a rare ecosystem
Located in a rare sand forest, Phinda Forest Lodge ‘s suites offer sweeping views of one of the world’s unexplored ecosystems through their glass walls. Dense foliage ensures privacy, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow wildlife viewing right from the sofa. At the edge of the forest is the lodge pool, ideal for relaxation between game drives.
andBeyond: Responsible tourism
The South African tour operator andBeyond offers individual tours and luxury safaris in 13 African, five Asian and four South American countries. With 29 luxury lodges and camps of its own in Africa and the opening of Lodge Vira Vira in Chile in September 2018, the operator set foot on South American soil for the first time. andBeyond, founded in 1991, is aware of its social and environmental responsibility and pursues the goal “Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People”. By protecting over nine million hectares of land and 2,000 kilometers of coastline and working closely with surrounding communities, andBeyond has won numerous awards for its sense of responsibility and stewardship of people and nature.
Excellent guides and rangers for exceptional safari experiences
andBeyond’s highly trained guides and rangers provide guests with unforgettable safari experiences. Their extensive knowledge of nature and wildlife allows travelers to get up close and personal with Africa’s Big Fives and other fascinating species. The experts ensure that every guest experiences his or her own personal adventure in the breathtaking landscape of South Africa.