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Umkumbe Safari Lodge
Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve
Sabi Sand Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Umkumbe Safari Lodge is an owner managed and run lodge that nestles in the 65 000 hectare private Sabi Sands Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers unrivaled game viewing with an abundance of wildlife moving freely between the reserve and the Kruger Park. The small, secluded lodge offers its guests an intimate and personal safari experience.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge has three Standard Chalets and seven Superior Suites, all with views of the surrounding bushveld.
Each Standard Chalet has a king-size bed or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower, mosquito netting, air conditioning, comfortable chairs, an in-room safe and a patio.
The Superior Suites have the addition of a sleeper couch and the en-suite bathroom features double vanities, a bathtub, and an outdoor shower. Four of the suites overlook the Sand River whilst the other three look onto a small plains area and active waterhole.
The lodge facilities include a lounge area, dining area, bar, pool deck with a swimming pool, and an outdoor boma. The main areas of the lodge overlook the riverbed.
Sabi Sands is home to a huge diversity of plants and wildlife, which includes the Big Five, cheetah and wild dog. Night drives may reveal some of the many nocturnal species such as honey badger, bush baby, porcupine, genet, bat-eared fox, and aardvark. Leopard sightings are also more frequent after dark.
Birdlife is prolific, with recordings of over 500 species found in the Kruger. These include the renowned 'Big Six', namely Ground hornbill, Martial Eagle, Saddle-billed stork, Pel's fishing owl, Kori Bustard and Lappet-faced vulture. A variety of nightjars and owls can be spotted after dark.
The lodge activities include morning and evening Big Five game drives conducted in open safari vehicles, bird watching at the lodge and during game drives, and guided bush walks which afford up-close encounters with the fauna, flora and smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a rewarding safari experience.
• Children 12 years and older will pay the full adult rate.
• Children 5 to 11 years will pay 50% of the per person adult sharing rate.
• Children 5 years and older are allowed on Game Drives at the discretion of Lodge Management.
• No babysitting facilities.
- Assorted Hot Beverages
2 Game Drives per Day
The lodge has an amazing location right on the banks of the Sand River. Guests are treated to sightings of various animals grazing in the riverbed on a daily basis.
The Sabi Sand never fails to deliver and even though Umkumbe has a fairly small traversing area the game viewing is generally very good.
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