&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continents finest game viewing experiences, &Beyond Phinda is home to Africas Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 415 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. Bordered by lush green valleys and densely wooded hills studded with aloes, &Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge sits in the west of the reserve. With just four thatched Zululand bush cottages, this intimate lodge is ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris and can be booked as an exclusive use lodge or for individual room bookings. The charming cottages look out onto a busy waterhole where a diversity of wildlife is regularly seen and birdlife flourished. Each cottage boasts a luxurious ensuite bathroom, complete with a circular bath chamber, double showers and twin hand basins. Comfortable lounge chairs on private verandas allow for gentle contemplation or even an afternoon siesta. Guest areas include an interactive café-style kitchen, indoor sitting and dining areas, an intimate library with internet access and a swimming pool with an extended wooden deck overlooking the surrounding wilderness.