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. 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.
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 exhilarating night game drives as well! Optional bush walks are offered every day after breakfast/brunch.
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 with most overlooking the Sand River. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the river bed. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, lounge, bar and dining area and the traditional boma, where guests are served delicious and hearty South African meals.
The lodge is easily accessible via either a self-drive from Johannesburg, or by flying to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge
Tel: +27 21 421 8433
Fax: +27 21 4211665