Hluhluwe Accommodation at Umkhumbi Lodge Self Catering in Zululand
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Umkhumbi Lodge is a highly recommended Hluhluwe hotel providing accommodation for tourists visiting the Zululand region.

About Umkhumbi Lodge

Umkhumbi is a small family-friendly bush lodge within a private nature reserve. We have 4-sleeper family chalets or 2-sleeper chalets, and offer a catered bush lodge experience.

Begin your evening by sipping sundowners with a view over the bushveld. The sunset is stunning from the restaurant deck and not to be missed! Enjoy chatting over drinks at the bar with other guests and guides. Dinner is served at the main restaurant, where we cater for all tastes and preferences. Bushbabies are regularly seen from the restaurant, and the stars shine brightly above the campfire after dinner.

Umkhumbi is ideal for family holidays with family chalets sleeping up to 6 people. Kids will love exploring the nearby trails and we have a swimming pool and play area as well as games at the lounge.


Umkhumbi Lodge offers accommodation in comfortable air-conditioned lodges, all nestled in the bush. We have 6 twin-bedded rooms and each lodge has 2 rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. There are two self catering family chalets and one family chalet.

An inter-leading door makes these units perfect for families, as kids can easily sleep close by, while you still enjoy your privacy. Each bathroom has a bath and shower. All guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air con.


Accommodation rates are on a catered basis and include breakfast, or dinner and breakfast. Complimentary, tea, coffee and juice are available at any time.


• Splash pool
• Free Wi-Fi
• Laundry service
• Hairdryers
• TV Lounge
• Camp Fire
• Bar
• Restaurant
• Pool table and games for children

Activities available

Umkhumbi Lodge is within Kuleni Game Park and a lot of wildlife can be seen around the rooms and close to the lodge. You may see warthogs while you are relaxing at the pool, or watch a wildebeest from your bedroom veranda. There are great walking trails on the property.

Umkhumbi is also ideal as a base to do various day trips from. We are ideally situated for the diverse traveller that wants a bit of bush and beach. We suggest a three night stay to get the most out of your surroundings. Umkhumbi is also a great place to overnight on your way to Mozambique.

• Birding
• Walking trails
• Big 5 viewing at Hluhluwe Game reserve
• Mkhuze Safari
• Tiger Fishing at Jozini Dam
• Diving at Sodwana
• Horse Riding
• Kayaking
• Cultural tours
• Crocodile and snake park


Umkhumbi Lodge is perfectly positioned to experience the best of the region, being very close to several wildlife reserves: Hluhluwe Umfolozi, Mkhuze, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Ndumo and Tembe Elephant Reserve. Umkhumbi is on the Sodwana Road (R22), 17km from Hluhluwe town.

Additional Services

We offer transfers in the region, both to and from the lodge from Durban and Richards Bay airports and all other destinations within the region.


We suggest bringing your binoculars and walking shoes with!

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Family Chalet

Private air-conditioned chalet with two en-suite bedrooms separated by an inter-leading door. The family chalet is perfect for families or friends. The family chalet has two bedrooms: Bedroom 1 sleeps two guests in one King-size Bed. Bedroom 2 sleeps two guests in two three-quarter bed. Each bathroom has a bath and shower. All guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-conditioning.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Self Catering Cottages

The self catering cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is air-conditioned. There is an outdoor kitchen and braai area. The first bedroom sleeps two guests in one king-size bed. The second bedroom sleeps two guests in two single beds. All guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-conditioning.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Double Chalets

Spacious air-conditioned room with en-suite bath and shower and private verandah. Fridges and tea and coffee-making facilities are provided. All guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-conditioning.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

this is such a wonderful lodge. we had a great stay, thanks to the friendly staff and emma. greetings to copper:)

October 2017

franziska (frankfurt)

Verified reviewexcellent

I can never understand why people would go to a large impersonal lodge when friendly lodges like this one exist. It is lovely to be made to feel like a friend or even one of the family. The staff are all friendly and nothing is too much trouble, Anton and Emma are perfect hosts and even their young son will do his best to answer your questions. As mentioned in another review Copper the dog loves making new friends and will follow you forever - well, as long as you scratch him behind the ear! I can't think of an evening when I didn't star gazing long into the night following the constellations as they tracked across the dark sky above me. I even faced my fears and held a large boa constrictor called fluffy, no one forced me to, and I'm so proud of myself! I am already planning my return!

June 2011

Megan Henderson (Kent)

Need to Know

Response timeUmkhumbi Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome. A cot and high chair can be provided on request. We have toys and games.

Closest airport(s)Richard's Bay Airport - 140km
Durban International - 260km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Early check ins are possible if arranged in advance. Please do try to arrive before night fall. Let us know if you will arrive late.
Late check outs may be possible if your room is not booked for the night of your departure. We are very flexible.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2010

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