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Phinda Homestead

2 June, 2022
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Phinda Homestead

An exclusive-use safari villa with a private ranger, host, butler and chef situated on Phinda Game Reserve. The idea was to provide a smaller and more intimate, but also even more luxurious, safari experience.

Phinda Homestead’s accommodation consists of four spacious air-conditioned Suites with views of the surrounding bushveld. The villa is spacious and decorated with various Zulu arts and crafts. The open-plan kitchen, expansive wooden deck, and rim-flow infinity pool add layers of luxury and comfort.

Client: Mike Buyskes Construction (Pty) Ltd

Location: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Scope of work: Main Contractor

Sector: Hospitality

Contract Period: 12 months

Completion Date: 5 August 2018

Contract Value: US$ 1 600 000

Product used: Candy and BuildSmart

Interesting Facts:

  • Phinda Private Game Reserve used to be an area of cattle and pineapple farms. The reclaimed wilderness is now home to a variety of landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, including black rhino.
  • The orientation of the plan was determined by a watering hole in front of the lodge, well used by mostly elephants and nyala (antelope) on a daily basis – this is one of the best attractions and guest highlights of this lodge.
  • After fire damage left Phinda Homestead uninhabitable in late 2016, &Beyond took the opportunity to take its luxury lodge to the next level.