Vlei Lodge is set on the edge of the forest overlooking an open meadow (or vlei), complete with watering hole.
Accommodation is in 6 stilted glass and thatch suites located in the rare Sand Forest. Each suite has an en suite bathroom with twin hand basins, bath, separate shower and separate WC. All suites have a personal bar and private plunge pools.
Activities include twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles, nature walks and excellent birding. Riverboat cruises and canoeing along the Mzinene River are also available. Phinda is a Big Five destination with excellent cheetah, white and black rhino, elephant, nyala and lion viewing, as well as diverse bird watching with approximately 400 different species. Optional activities, at additional cost, include breathtaking coastal flights, beach excursions including snorkelling and scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, turtle viewing, horse riding and cultural visits.