Sabi Sands Accommodation at Umkumbe Safari Lodge Hotel in Mpumalanga
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests20
  • Rooms/Units10

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Umkumbe Safari Lodge is a highly recommended Mpumalanga game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Wild Frontier.

About Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge is perfectly situated in one of the best Big Five game viewing destinations in Africa.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement

Accommodation

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of six chalets / rooms with most overlook the Sand River. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the river bed.

Five of the chalets have en-suite bathrooms (with showers) and one has an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and bath. Two of the chalets are connected via an inter-leading door, offering families the perfect accommodation set up. All rooms have twin or double beds and all have mosquito nets. Most of the chalets have a small verandah with camping chairs, and with views of the Sand River.

Lodge Facilities

Additional facilities include a swimming pool, lounge, bar and dining area and the traditional boma, where guests will be served delicious and hearty South African meals.

The focus at the lodge is of the view of the seasonal Sand River, and for obvious reasons. Almost daily guests are treated to sightings of various animals grazing in the riverbed. The main lodge area consists of a lounge area, swimming pool with decking, as well an open air dining area and bar. All facilities have wonderful views of the riverbed.

The Reserve

The reserve is home to the 'Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area. The phrase "Big Five" was coined by hunters of yesteryear - before the advent of the photographic safari - and refers to the animals considered the most dangerous to hunt. Umkumbe Safari Lodge offers guests exciting photographic safaris, and there is no better destination to photograph lions and leopards than the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.

Game Activities

Expert rangers will ensure that your safari experience is truly memorable. Each day begins with an early morning safari game drive. In the late afternoon guests head out on another game drive and return after dark, offering guests exhilarating night game drives as well! Optional bush walks are offered every day after breakfast / brunch.

Accessibility / Location

The lodge is easily accessible via either a self drive from Johannesburg, or by flying into the closest airport which is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

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

Rooms & Rates

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

Leopard Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Zebra Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Lion Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Rhino Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Giraffe Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the surrounding bush and active waterhole.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Buffalo Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the surrounding bush and active waterhole.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Elephant Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the surrounding bush and active waterhole.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Wild Dog Superior Suite

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed and 2 sleeper couches - ideally for 2 adults and 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Standard Room 1

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

Standard Room 2

Consists of a twin/kingsize bed. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Mosquito nets and comfortable linen. Small verandah with camp chairs and view of the river.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 5-18 years are allowed

RATES INCLUDE:
All meals, game walks & drives, teas & coffees.

RATES EXCLUDE:
Drinks, all Conservation levies (please see details below), all items of a personal nature, any item not described above.

CONSERVATION LEVIES:
Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution: R57 per person per night (will be added to your invoice and this contribution goes towards conservation initiatives within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and surrounding areas)
Sabi Sand Shaws Gate levy: R120 per person (payable direct at Shaws in cash or credit card. Visa or MasterCard)
Sabi Sand Shaws Gate vehicle levy: R280 per vehicle if self driving (payable direct at Shaws in cash or credit card. Visa or MasterCard)

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

Een fantastisch avontuur. De accommodatie is geweldig, mooie kamers, heerlijke relaxmogelijkheden. Het personeel staat klaar om het je in alles naar de zin te maken. Maar de omgeving is adembenemend, urenlang kijken naar alle dieren die voorbij komen. De safari is dan nog een extra.

September 2017

Frank de Groot (Amsterdam)

Verified reviewexcellent

stunning camp... ranger nikki the best.. saw a python in tree...so rare.... thanx herman and personnel...thoroughly enjoyed...our aussie guests were so happy

June 2016

gerhard ackermann (klerksdorp)

Need to Know

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

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 100km
Hoedspruit Airport - 200km
Phalaborwa Airport - 300km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since November 2010

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