About Ufumene Game Lodge
Ufumene Game Lodge offers 4 star graded Game Lodge accommodation on a private game ranch in the Eastern Cape, straddling both sides of a valley behind the Olifantskop Mountain, 120km from Port Elizabeth. A jewel in the Eastern Cape; rest and relax at Ufumenes boutique lodge and enjoy nature, wildlife and good company.
Lodge life mostly happens on the large covered veranda furnished with comfortable sofas, chairs tables, and a braai and dining area. The views are stunning and a refreshing swim in the pool is only a few steps away. On cold days, life moves indoors to the open plan hall with a kitchen, dining room and lounge with an open fireplace.
Three spacious bedrooms are available, with en-suite changing and bathrooms. The rooms are connected with double sided doors for families with children.
Besides a hearty braai, the cuisine includes delicious recipes from Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Lebanon, India, Singapore and Thailand. The cellar is well stocked with choice of good wines, aperitifs and spirits.
Activities and Attractions
Game drives, walking and stalking as well as hikes. The free roaming wildlife on the ranch includes 17 species of antelope, zebra, giraffe, aardvark, porcupine, lynx, jackals, monkeys and much more. Exploring the bush on a horse is a wonderful way to experience wildlife. You will see much more than on foot or from a vehicle and you will be able to get closer to the game animals.
Five horses are available for guests who want to ride on the farm. They are well trained, reliable and easy to ride, also for children. Archery with compound bows, boules / boccia, darts, board games and much more are available. Day trips to Addo National Elephant Park, a Big 5 game reserve, whale watching and visits to Grahamstown and coastal towns are recommended.
Ufumene is a destination for families. There are many fun and wholesome things for kids to do. They can participate in farm routines around the lodge, such as feeding the poultry, the horses, collecting eggs for breakfast, doing chores in the fruit and vegetable garden.
Your hosts, the Fredericks family, are Austrian citizens with a nomadic history taking them through stops in many countries. This is reflected throughout the lodge with a display of their personal collection of intriguing antiques, artifacts and fine art from Europe, Asia and Africa. Besides German, they speak fluent English and casual French.