Within the KwaZulu natal, the Phinda Private Game Reserve is special, not only for its great wildlife viewing, including the Big Five and the rare black rhino, but its diversity of habitats from woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and forest - with its lodges placed in many of these to ensure an exclusive safari experience. But why share your getaway with anyone but close friends and loved ones? What's more, you can enjoy the services of a ranger and 4x4 vehicle, chef and butler at your pace and beck and call. Simply book out Phinda's Zuka Lodge, cradled in a valley and which offers four bush cottages clustered around a central guest area. Oozing coastal bush style, each comes with its own private en suite and sitting room when you crave solitude. In the evening family and friends can come together and share the day's events in front of the fire in the cosy communal sitting room, or over dinner, while they watch animals drink at their own exclusive watering hole, or while cooling off after a dusty game drive in their own private pool.