Umkhumbi Lodge

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Umkhumbi Lodge is set in a wildlife rich area of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi in KwaZulu-Natal and possesses that special, intimate feel of a family owned and managed lodge. Hosts Anton and Emma welcome their guests with warmth and sincerity, priding themselves on their passion for wildlife – and their fantastic service. The lodge itself is nestled amongst wildlife and varying ecosystems, due to its location within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and has been built with consideration given to the ecology of the natural African sand forest surrounds. Umkhumbi is located close to reserves offering safari encounters with the Big 5.

Wake up in your room and hear the calls of hundreds of birds, while you watch suni, bushbabies, nyala and impala grazing. All 6 lodges have double rooms with interleading doors, perfect for accommodating families. A mammoth breakfast is served in the main lodge, usually after the morning game drive, and a light lunch can be enjoyed between delicious afternoon siestas. The main lodge area is reminiscent of a lapa, where guests can enjoy the beauty of another breathtaking African sunset with a cool gin and tonic in hand before dinner. A fire is made after the sun sets, and guests gather around to swap stories about their day’s adventures.

On a morning and evening game drive, the potential for viewing is endless in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, which is the 96 000 hectare park credited with saving the white rhino. See cheetah, lion, buffalo, hyenas, warthogs, giraffes, jackals, elephants and many more roaming the reserve. Between December and February, Turtle Tours are offered – a popular attraction in the area. Other activities include elephant interaction, rhino tracking, birding, deep sea fishing, kayaking on Kosi Bay, visiting the crocodile and snake park, golfing and cultural tours, to name but a few.

Returning to the lodge after a full day’s activities, one is immediately made to feel at home, with Emma’s delicious cooking and Anton’s welcoming conversation. At Umkhumbi Lodge, you may arrive as a stranger, but you will leave a friend.


Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Meal on Request
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Skype Phones

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service
  • Travel Desk

Activities Nearby

  • Animal Encounters
  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Horse Riding
  • Safaris

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