• 10 Comfortable Luxurious Suites
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • True African Big Five Safari
  • Award Winning & Excellently Rated

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is one of the most affordable lodges located in the heart of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger. The reserve is about 65000 hectares and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

Accommodation is growing and will soon sleep 20 people at capacity. Rooms have two single beds, ensuite bathrooms and private patios, while each is fitted with an air-conditioner. Some of the chalets are connected via an inter-leading door, making them ideal for small groups and families. During the heat of summer, guests can relax around the swimming pool, which overlooks the Sand River and the open wilderness.

Dining in a traditional boma around a roaring fire is one of the most enjoyable African bush experiences. After dinner, rangers may even take guests out on a night drive to view the nocturnally active wildlife.

Umkumbe is in a prime position and there is almost always game to be seen from the deck and the main guest areas. Elephants, buffalo, antelope, baboons are regular visitors, while a pair of breeding fish eagles nests just in front of the lodge.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situated at Sabi Sands Game Reserve;
  • Best value for money;
  • A variety of room set-ups to choose;
  • Small camp that runs with emphasis being on service to guests;
  • Optional guided bush walks available;
  • Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River.

Facilities

General

  • Bar
  • Battery Charging
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Terrace
  • Boma
  • Card Facilities

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard Room
Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Available: 2 Rooms

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 1:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-suite
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • More

    FROM R3600

    TO R4680

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Superior Room
    Umkumbe Safari Lodge

    Available: 7 Rooms

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-suite
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • More

    FROM R4300

    TO R5590

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    One of the main aims of going on safari is to go on a game drive. On game drives, you are able to get a lot closer to the big Five. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle.

    This means that they are used to the vehicle approaching them and know that it never causes them harm. This enables you to get within five to 10 metres of the large animals – and safely! All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Landrovers. No roof allows you 360-degree views, perfect for wonderful photographic and video opportunities.

    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. During the night drives, your tracker uses a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal animals. You can see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bush babies, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.

    • Big 5
    • Birdwatching
    • Game Drives
    • Game Viewing
    • Game Walks
    • Safaris
    • Walks (Guided)
    • Boma Dinners

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Standard RoomPer person per night sharing From R3600
    Per person per night single From R4680
    Superior RoomPer person per night sharing From R4300
    Per person per night single From R5590

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Standard RoomPer person per night sharing From R3600
    Per person per night single From R4680
    Superior RoomPer person per night sharing From R4300
    Per person per night single From R5590

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Three Meals
    • 2 Safari Activities Per Day
    • Assorted Hot Beverages
    • Teas & Coffees
    • Game Walks
    • Swimming Pool

    Reviews

    Based on 334 Reviews

    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Great Sightings, Nice Facility and Friendly Staff”

    My son and I visited Umkumbe in late June and we had a wonderful experience. Great sightings. We saw Elephant, Leopard, Giraffe, Rhino, African Buffalo and lots more. Our guides Bradley and Moses were wonderful, very friendly and very interactive. Facilities were very nice as was the food. We visited two Safari lodges during our stay in S.Africa and thankfully we had a two-day stay at Umkumbe first because it was by far the better of the two lodges. Loved the view of the Sabi Sands from the pool area, very mystical in the morning. Nice lodge in a nice setting with very friendly people. Made for a great Africa adventure. We really enjoyed our time at Umkumbe and hope someday to be able to return.

    ~ jonathanalanfink ~ San Antonio, Texas
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Brilliant leopard sightings”

    Been bringing clients to Umkumbe for many years now and they never fail to deliver on their service standards. You can never guarantee the wildlife sightings because this is not a zoo but the guides here go the extra mile to try and make it memorable. The recent leopard sightings were astounding – it took serious skill to find them in thick cover. Management never takes you for granted and they make you feel like the most valued person they’ve ever had, even if you are a regular.

    ~ Michael J ~ Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Absolutely incredible place”

    This really is a small piece of paradise. I only managed to stay for one night which got me on a night game drive and a dawn game drive. I have to say however that I saw almost all you can in that time. The lodge is perfect, great staff, good food and a location to die for. I will return for three nights which would be my recommendation.

    ~ Chris C ~ Penrith, Australia
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Great Place!!”

    We stayed ate Umkumbe last week for 2 days and it was a great experience.
    We stayed in the Buffalo room, as it was a very rustic, comfortable room.
    The best part of it was our guide Marius; he was very anxious and did his best all the time so we could see all the animals; it was clear that he loved his job!! I think 2 days are enough. Great place!

    ~ MarjorieVascon ~ Sao Paulo, SP

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