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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.


  • Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is the ideal destination for guests who desire an affordable safari in the heart of a predator premier private reserve.
  • During the hot summer months guests can relax at the pool, which overlooks the Sand River.

You should know

  • Children aged 5 and over are welcome.

The details

Umkumbe Safari Lodge boasts three Standard Chalets and seven Superior Suites, all with spectacular 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.

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a rewarding safari experience.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, game walks & drives, teas & coffees.
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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Umkumbe Safari Lodge is not a luxury lodge,but it is nice and with a very familiar atmosphere. Cottages and the lodge are in a very favourable position to see Wildlife, on the Riverside. Service and food are ok and we could taste some typical South African dishes, Our family had a very nice stay there and the guides really very good (our special thanks to our guide Angel) and always willing to provide information about Wildlife during game drives and be helpful on any issue at the lodge. It's a pity we could stay there only for two nights, it was hard to leave! Only remark is the open air shower. In August you can take a shower only late in the morning or in the afternoon, otherwise it is a little "too refreshing"
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Nov 27, 2023
They are the best
your team is just the best. very very helpful even when I changed my plans several times. Congrats
ioma carvalho
Nov 24, 2023
Friendly, helpful, great experience.
Sara was very friendly and helpful. She gave a lot of information and tried to fulfill our needs as much as possible. There was a good and also fast communication. I will definitely book with again!
Nov 21, 2023
Great support
Great support. Very efficient.
Nov 18, 2023
We booked one of the most beautiful…
We booked one of the most beautiful trips we've ever had through The service was excellent and uncomplicated. They catered to special requests, booked additional flights, and the accommodation (Simbavati River Lodge) was simply unbelievably beautiful. Our expectations were far exceeded, and we can only recommend We will definitely book our next vacation through and recommend it to our friends. Many thanks, Nelia & Catherine!
Nov 14, 2023
They work hard for you
Anja has really gone above for me. I changed my mind a couple of times but she has willingly worked her magic to get me my bucket list trip in September 2024. Cannot wait!!
Nov 13, 2023
Great Service
Great service and response time. Candis answered all my queries immediately and satisfactorily. She tailored our trip to our requirements really well. I would highly recommend her for your trips to South Africa.
Hilary Gough
Nov 9, 2023
Very personal treatment and always…
Very personal treatment and always available to answer all of our questions.
Nov 8, 2023
Great Experience
Keagan and his team were great at getting our reservation booked at Shalati. Timely and professional communication made this a great experience. Thanks
Nov 7, 2023
Sara was “Fantastic” a true…
Sara was “Fantastic” a true professional, found a solution so we could experience a wonderful Safari, with great hotels, the Revos train and flights. Great!
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