- Affordable safari lodge
- Diversity of wildlife
- Sundowners in the bush
- Optional morning bush walk
- Night game drives
Umkumbe Safari Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Sabi Sand Reserve
- Lodge size; 10 Chalets
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Umkumbe Safari Lodge is ideally located in the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve in the Kruger.
Umkumbe is a family-friendly, comfortable lodge and overlooks the Sand River which attracts a plethora of wildlife to its banks.
The Sabi Sand Reserve is considered by many to be the premier reserve within South Africa due to large concentrations of wildlife and in particular, leopard.
Animals roam freely throughout as there are no fences between the Kruger National Park and the private game reserves.
Rooms and Suites
The lodge sleeps a maximum of 24 guests in 10 chalets/rooms. Most of the chalets have a small verandah with camping chairs, and with views of the Sand River, however, one of the suites (Giraffe Suite) has a view of the plains out to the side of the lodge.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge has a variety of room setups, which allow families to travel with ease, as well as a small party of three adults, or friends looking for their own rooms but connected via an inter-leading door.
The accommodation is clean, comfortable and suitable for guests looking for a well priced and affordable option in the Sabi Sand. All the rooms are en-suite and airconditioned and have full electricity.
Cuisine and Wine
An outdoor sitting area has views of the Sand River and a help yourself tea & coffee station.
There are two dining areas, one being the boma and the other an outdoor area under thatch.
The bar is fully stocked and guests are encouraged to help themselves via an honesty bar service.
There is a boma area, bar, lounge and outdoor dining room, as well as gym for the fitness minded. A small outdoor lounge also has a tea and coffee station for guests to help themselves.
There is a swimming pool lined with sun loungers, inviting guests to sit back and relax during the hot summer afternoons.
Two game drives are offered per day. On the morning drive there is a stop for coffee and on the afternoon drive, you will stop for sundowners. After sundowners guests will get to experience a night drive. The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day.
For the more energetic, each day after breakfast there is the option of a morning bush walk. The walk is an opportunity to experience the bushveld at close quarters. All walking safaris are led by qualified rangers.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge offers family-friendly accommodation for children over the age of 5 years.
Rates from R3 900.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Game walks & drives
- Teas & coffees
- All Conservation levies
- All items of a personal nature
- Any item not described above.
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