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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
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Umkumbe "the rhino", is your Rustic Lodge in the Sabi Sand adjacent to the Kruger Park.

Comfortable rooms with bath rooms provide the perfect base for open games drives in Big 5 territory with qualified rangers and trackers.

Relax by the pool or even take and exciting bush walk or night drive and morning drive with an expert guide.
Umkumbe Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Reserve which is an area that has the greatest diversity of wildlife in Africa.

The Sabi Sand is the oldest and most successful private game reserve in South Africa. It was founded in the 1950s by a group of private individual land owners. The reserve is about 65000 hectares bordering the Kruger National Park.

Sabi-Sand is home to a wide verity of animals, this includes the famous big 5. With no barrier between the reserve and Kruger National Park the game viewing is spectacular.

Experience this wildlife on guided walks and game drives under the guidance of an expert ranger.

Accommodation at Umkumbe Lodge:
Our Accommodation units comprises each with two single beds or king size bed on request, en-suite bathrooms, own private patios and each fitted with an air conditioner.

- Standard rooms: 2 single beds or king size bed on request, en-suite bathroom shower only and their own patios - river
facing.
- Superior rooms are fitted with a inside bath and outside shower and their own patios, some are river facing and some has
a waterhole in front of room.
Clothing and Accessories:
The seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are directly opposite to those of the Northern Hemisphere.

For summer months, lightweight (cotton and linens), short sleeved clothes are best, although a light jersey / jumper might be needed for the winter months.
Health and Climate:
This is a malaria area and the necessary pre-cautions have to be taken. Government do spray the lodge for mosquito control a few times a year.
Activities:

- We offer you a thrilling night game drive which enable you to spot the reserve's nocturnally active wildlife.
- Dining in a traditional boma around a roaring fire is one of the most enjoyable Sabi Sand activities.

Cancellation Policy:
Should any reservation be cancelled, a cancellation fee will apply as follows:
- 25 % cancellation fee if cancelled 28 days and less prior to arrival
- 50 % cancellation fee if cancelled 21 days and less prior to arrival
- 75 % cancellation fee if cancelled 14 days and less prior to arrival
- 100 % cancellation fee if cancelled 7 days and less prior to arrival or no show
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Bar on the Premises
Gym
Curio Shop
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Games Room
Swimming Pool

Umkumbe Lodge is a Game Lodge in Sabi Sand Reserve Mpumalanga South Africa
Directions:

Taking the the N4 or the N12 from Johannesburg:
- Travel past Witbank to Nelspruit, from there the R40 takes you to Whiteriver and then to Hazyview.

- At Hazyview, take the R536 towards the Paul Kruger Gate and Skukza. After 37km you will see the Mala Mala,Ulusaba, Saws Gate signs. Turn left onto a dirt road.

- Travel for 7km and you will get to the Sabi Sand reserve gate (Shaws Gate) Go through the gate and follow the Luilekker, Herman and Nollie signs.

- This will lead you to Umkumbe Lodge.

* Sabi Sand, Kruger Gate Road.

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Rooms and Units Available at Umkumbe Lodge

Accommodation at Umkumbe Lodge:
Our Accommodation units comprises each with two single beds or king size bed on request, en-suite bathrooms, own private patios and each fitted with an air conditioner.

- Standard rooms: 2 single beds or king size bed on request, en-suite bathroom shower only and their own patios - river
facing.
- Superior rooms are fitted with a inside bath and outside shower and their own patios, some are river facing and some has
a waterhole in front of room.
BUFFALO SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. View on waterhole in front of room. (Inter-leading with Elephant suite)
Sleeps 2 Adults

ELEPHANT SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. View on waterhole in front of room. (Inter-leading with Buffalo suite)
Sleeps 2 Adults

GIRAFFE SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. View on waterhole in front of room.
Sleeps 2 Adults

LEOPARD SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

LION SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

RHINO SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

ROOM 1 (STANDARD ROOM)
Twin beds or King on request, en-suite bathroom shower only, air-con. Inter-leading with room 2. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

ROOM 2 (STANDARD ROOM)
Twin beds or King on request, en-suite bathroom shower only, air-con. Inter-leading with room 1. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

ROOM 3 (STANDARD ROOM)
Twin beds or King on request, en-suite bathroom shower only, air-con. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

WILDDOG SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

ZEBRA SUITE - SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR ROOM, Twin beds or King on request, 2 sleeper couches en-suite bathroom (inside bath, outside shower) and air-con. River view.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
Nice stay.
Marguerite Martinoli Sep 2014
This safari far exceeded what we were expecting. We understood that it was rated 3 star and that the accommodations were rustic. We found the accommodations to be excellent. The staff looked after us very well and handled anything we needed. We arrived 2 hours early but they were ready for us and were out front to welcome us. We spent a relaxing afternoon watching the lions down the beach a leopard relaxing in the sun off to the side and a African or Cape buffalo right out front of us. By 4 pm the limos had decided to stock the buffalo and took it down right in front of us. The drives were amazing and we saw all of the big 5 more than once. We saw the ugly 5 as well and lots for birds and ground animals. As avid hunters the men in the group were very excited to say the least. And the morning we had to leave Lezel gave us a thrilling ride across the property so that we could see a male leopard stocking a warthog.
The meals were wonderful filling and adventurous with authentic South African food. We were well looked after and would recommend Umkumbe Lodge anyone and all of our friends.

Shelley Friedrick Mar 2014
Compared with the neighbour lodges, like Mala-Mala, it is very cheap and really good enough, if you focus on game-viewing.
Karl Heinz Meiswinkel Sep 2010