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  • Sabi Sands
  • 9 Luxury Tented Camp
  • Exceptional Big 5 viewing

Resting comfortably under a canopy of indigenous trees in the southern stretches of the Sabi Sand, sits the inimitable and understated Umkumbe Bush Lodge.

This luxury tented camp offers all the creature comforts from home, and is the first of its kind in the reserve. The build of the lodge is based on the idea of glamping, but with a luxurious twist.

Umkumbe Bush Lodge's claim to fame? That would have to be the expansive boma area rivalling neighbouring lodges!

Built around a weeping boer-bean, the lofty treehouse atmosphere of the main lodge overlooks a variety of habitats - a winding drainage line leading to the seasonal Sand River, a forested thicket and a section of open savanna. It's here where guests will find a modern bar area, coffee station, breakfast and lunch restaurant area, and a cosy loft area.

There are plenty of relaxation spaces to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush! The sparkling pool and surrounding deck area provides the perfect place to relax during the balmy summer season. 

Accommodation wise, the lodge can accommodate up to 12 guests in six Meru-style tented suites. There is one luxury & 1 superior suite and four standard suites. The luxury & superior suites are  totally secluded and have their own private view of the drainage line below. They also boast a bathtub, his/hers sinks and an outdoor shower. They can also accommodate up to two children.

Suite facilities include a tea/coffee station, standing fan, air con, hand luggage stand, hair dryer, mosquito net, safe, bathroom amenities, changeable twin/double bed configurations and a private seating area on a raised wooden deck. 

Activities include two game drives a day and take place on the same traverse as Umkumbe Safari Lodge. Avid safari-goers can enjoy sundowner set-ups, coffee stops and all the extras synonymous with a Kruger safari. 

Umkumbe Bush Lodge embodies the true Kruger safari experience.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situated at Sabi Sands Game Reserve;
  • Optional guided bush walks available;
  • Small camp that runs with emphasis being on service to guests;
  • Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River.
  • Game Drives

Facilities

Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi - Complimentary
  • Secure-parking

Airport Shuttle

  • Airport Transfer

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard Tent
Standard Tent
Standard Tent

Available: 4

Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air conditioner
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi
  • Veranda
  • Fan
  • Safe
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    FROM $252

    TO $252

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    Luxury Tent
    Luxury Tent
    Luxury Tent

    Available: 1

    Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioner
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi
  • Fan
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    FROM $295

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    Superior Tent
    Superior Tent
    Superior Tent

    Available: 4

    Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults and 3 Children.

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioner
  • Lounge
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Wifi
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    FROM $389

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    Superior Honeymoon Tent
    Superior Honeymoon Tent
    Superior Honeymoon Tent

    Available: 1 Unit

    Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioner
  • Lounge
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Wifi
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    FROM $429

    TO $429

    Per person per night sharing

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    Activities

    Sharing their wealth of knowledge with you, your guide can teach you all about life in the WILD, everything from the intricate life cycles of dung beetles, to an array fascinating big-five facts. Trackers skilfully read the signs in nature and work with the guide to locate an array of life, from prowling big cats to boisterous buffalo herds.

    There are two daily game drives per day, timed to take advantage of the when the bushveld is most active and alive. Starting with a sunrise safari in the early morning, which will include a quick coffee stop in a scenic location.

    The afternoon drive departs when the day starts to cool, leaving ample time to find sightings for that iconic golden hour light.

    The last moments of sunset can be taken in whilst enjoying an authentic African sundowners stop, what will it be?...A classic G&T, a crisp Savanna or a fine South African wine, take a peek in the Umkumbe bar and order your safari tipple prior to game drive departure.

    The afternoon drive continues a little after dark, with a handy spotlight helping to reveal the nocturnal wildlife starting to stir.

    Game drive times may vary according to seasons, game activity and spontaneous safaris may also go out in response to animal activity near the lodge. All game drives take place in 4 x 4 Land Cruisers which are open, roofless and all-terrain, ideally designed to maximise the game-viewing experience.

    • Game Drives
    • Swimming
    • Game Walks
    • Boma Dinners
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Viewing

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    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Three Meals
    • Safari Activities Per Day
    • Teas & Coffees
    • Swimming Pool
    From $252 per unit per night
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