WHY VISIT PHINDA

The best place to view Cheetah in South Africa

A thriving Black and White Rhino population

Pangolin and Rhino conservation experiences

Seven distinct ecosystems including the unique Sand Forest

Infrared night eye and walking safaris

Big five game viewing

Zulu hospitality

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When to visit Phinda

Summer:

Fantastic for birds and botany, the bush is green and lush and  afternoon thunderstorms can be sensational, the resultant light after a storm is sublime – excellent for photography. It can be hot and humid. Rainfall is mainly limited to late afternoon thunder showers and should not detract much from game viewing, rain can however result in less off-road driving.

Autumn:

March and April are two of the best months to be on safari in South Africa, the weather is generally mild and dry, the vegetation takes on those typical autumn colors of red, yellow and brown and if the right lodge is chosen, a good guide should be able to produce sensational wildlife!

Winter:

The lack of water results in wildlife frequently being seen drinking at various waterholes, the vegetation also gets a lot more sparse making it easier to see wildlife, as a result of this, this is the best time to see mammals. It can be chilly in the early morning but it is usually clear, warm and sunny by mid-morning. This time of year is the most difficult to get availability at the top lodges so please be sure to contact us well in advance.

Spring:

A beautiful time to be on safari as it is generally at its driest making mammals easy to spot; birds are also more easily seen as many are calling in preparation for the breeding season. From a weather point of view, days are generally mild throughout and it is generally still dry.

 

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