Sabi Sands Accommodation at Umkumbe Safari Lodge Hotel in Mpumalanga

Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Game Lodge at Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests20
  • Units/Rooms10

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.


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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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • 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
  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 7000
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.871897
Longitude: 31.545014

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

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
November 2010 - 3 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Een fantastisch avontuur. De accommodatie is geweldig, mooie kamers, heerlijke relaxmogelijkheden. Het personeel staat klaar om het je in alles naar de...

Frank de Groot, Amsterdam Travellers' Rating


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