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Why the Phinda
Almost all of the big animal game species that had occupied the region for countless millennia disappeared last century. The cause was ill-advised farming and cattle-raising practices that decimated the wildlife and degraded the soil.
In the early 1990s, &Beyond (formerly called CC Africa) began acquiring the land to restock wildlife relocated from distant reserves. Phinda aptly means "return" in Zulu.
Today, Phinda once again is rich in major game wildlife. And, &Beyond voluntarily returned the ownership of the land to the local Zulu tribes, from whom it now leases the real estate.
The reserve has nearly every major safari animal - lions, elephants, cheetahs, white rhinos and even the rare black rhinos. Phinda is also acclaimed for its birding, especially during migratory periods.
The 22,000 hectares (85 square miles) of Phinda comprise seven distinct eco-systems. You see a wide variety of vegetation and animal habitats.
Sunrises and sunsets
Phinda has stunning sunrises and sunsets because of its sweeping vistas and proximity to the ocean.
Phinda has six luxury safari lodges and one walking-safari camp. Click the blue links below for my pages on those seven venues:
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