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Umkhumbi Lodge is a small family-friendly bush lodge within Kuleni Game Park, which is a small private reserve with plenty of wildlife and great walking trails. We are near Hluhluwe and not far from Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park for Big 5 safaris.

Accommodation at Umkhumbi Lodge:
Our chalets are comfortable and spacious, positioned within the forest. A short walk will take you to the swimming pool, the walking trails and the bar and restaurant.

We have 2 self-catering cottages, as well as family chalets and 2-sleeper rooms available.

Umkhumbi Lodge offers delightful accommodation in comfortable air-conditioned lodges, all nestled in the bush.

Self catering cottage: 2 en-suite bedrooms with outdoor kitchen. 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.

Family chalets: 2 en-suite bedrooms with 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.

Double rooms: 2-sleeper room with king-size bed, ensuite bath and shower, private veranda.

All guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-conditioning.

We offer packages include breakfast or breakfast and dinner. Why cook or clean when you are on holiday?! We don`t charge a fortune for meals or drinks, and the food is freshly prepared with your dietary preferences in mind.

Children are welcome. We have family chalets and offer child-friendly meals and activities.

Begin your evening by sipping sundowners with a view of the sun setting over the bushveld from the treetop bar while the kids play pool.

Umkhumbi is a great place to stay for wildlife enthusiasts. Wildlife on site includes zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, warthogs, kudus and several more small antelopes. You can safely walk the nature trails and get close to the animals. This is also a great birding spot with unspoilt sand forest and an impressive species list including Narina Trogon, Pink-throated Twinspots and Eastern Nicator.

Umkhumbi Lodge is perfectly positioned to experience the best of the region, being very close to several wildlife reserves: Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, Mkhuze and Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

Umkhumbi Lodge is easily accessible by road. We are about one and a half hours from Richards Bay Airport or two and a half hours from the King Shaka International Airport in Durban.

Facilities at Umkhumbi Lodge
Onsite facilities include:
- Swimming pool
- Laundry service
- Free WiFi internet and guest computer at the office
- Safe for locking away valuables
- Restaurant and bar
- Walking trails
- Travel information
- Shuttle service to and from any location


- Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park 4x4 safari in this big 5 park- Sodwana Bay full day trip with snorkelling- False Bay guided walk with drinks- Birding guided walks- Day trip to lake Jozini with boat cruise and picnic lunch- Day trip to St Lucia with boat cruise- Cheetah and Serval rehabilitation centre talk and feeding- Elephant interaction get up close and personal- Turtle Tour night beach walk to view turtle nesting/hatching- Cultural walk guided walk through a modern Zulu village- Zulu Croc guided tour of a snake and crocodile centre

Clothing and Accessories:

Walking shoes and binoculars recommended!

Rooms and Units Available:

Family Chalet
This unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps a maximum of 5 people plus an infant.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Guest cottage
Guest cottage with queen sized bed, kitchenette and bath/shower. The cottage is airconditioned and has a seating area inside and outside.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Self Catering Cottage
Self catering cottage 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Outdoor kitchen and braai area
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Team Building
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Xhosa / Zulu
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

25% if cancelled 31-21 days prior to arrival date.50% if cancelled 20- 7 days before arrival date.100% for under 7 days or no-shows.


We offer a transfer service from any local airport or accommodation establishments.Self- drive directions:From the N2 take the Hluhluwe/Sodwana Bay turn off.Follow signs through Hluhluwe town towards Sodwana Bay.After you cross the railway the lodge is 16 kms along the main road.Turn left at the Kuleni Game Park sign. Just before the Kuleni Gate, take the track to the right.Go through the Umkhumbi gate and follow the track to reception.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Sleeps: 24