Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Umkumbe pool areaRiver views and untouched wilderness..
Sabi Sands Reserve, Greater Kruger

Umkumbe Safari Lodge
is located within the Sabi Sands Reserve, open to the great Kruger National Park. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Sand River, Umkumbe Lodge provides breath-taking landscapes and ultimate animal viewing all year round.


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"We had a great time at Umkumbe Safari Lodge. In particular, the game drive experience and our guide, Jason, made it a really memorable experience. The staff and owners are friendly and personable, and shared their evident passion for the bush openly. Umkumbe is a wonderful destination for families, friends or couples looking for a true safari experience!" - Ken and Jacqui, Lodge Trackers, July 2012

Umkumbe, meaning ‘The Rhino’ encompasses all that a South African wilderness Safari is all about.
The property, which has been family owned since 1936, is situated over 15 kilometres into the Sabi Sands Reserve, famous for their relaxed population of Africa’s Big 5. Bordering the Kruger National Park, the animals are free to roam in and out as they please. This always provides for varied and diverse sightings within the Sabi Sands. Umkumbe adds to the already pleasing scene by providing clean, comfortable and modern African accommodation perfect for the first time safari goer, or a wilderness novice. An indoor and outdoor lounge, pool, and bar area provides guests with an entertaining area to take in the beauty of the bush. The atmosphere is friendly, positive, and informative, setting the scene for an incredibly memorable African safari holiday.

Umkumbe provides guests with seven clean and well-kept twin chalets, each offering air conditioning, a private patio, an en-suite bathroom with a spacious stone tiled shower, a dressing table, storage space, a cupboard with hangers, a safe and extra blankets, and mosquito netting to ensure your comfort at night. Within these chalets, Umkumbe also offers two family units, providing ample room and facilities for a family vacation. Each unit, decorated with a traditional yet modern African feel, allows you to feel at home and in ultimate comfort while experiencing the bush. Adding to the wilderness feeling, Umkumbe is fenced only by Elephant fencing, allowing other animals to pay a visit to the camp while you enjoy your meal, snooze, or swim. The Umkumbe chalets provide you with a peaceful area to relax and unwind from everyday life.

Included in the rate are all the safari based activities that will send you home with fantastic stories to tell. This includes a morning game drive with a coffee stop, a dusk game drive with sun downers in the Sabi Sands wilderness, and walks in the bush with a qualified guide should you be feeling a little bit adventurous during your stay. Also included are all your meals, snacks, and tea & coffee. The game drives are carried out upon open air Land Rovers complete with blankets to ensure your ultimate comfort during the cool mornings and evenings of the bush, while a canvas roof protects guests from the harsh midday sun. Bush walks are conducted by qualified guides, and provide the opportunity to learn first-hand about the surrounding area and animals. Traditional South African meals are served either in the main entertainment area overlooking the river and its inhabitants, or in the boma around a roaring fire.

Included during your stay:
Breakfast daily
Lunch daily
Dinner daily
Dawn safari daily
Dusk safari daily




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