South African Lodges
Kuleni Game Park
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa
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Umkhumbi Lodge Reviews & Information

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The Umkhumbi Lodge nestles in the Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe, offering wonderful relaxing accommodation alongside an excellent dining experience. It is surrounded by an array of African wildlife including zebras, giraffe, wildebeest, suni antelopes, impalas, warthogs, nyala, duikers, vervet monkeys, banded mongoose, bushbabies and if you are lucky you may spot a leopard walking on the surrounding trail.

For guests interested in the birdlife may expect to see Pink-throated Twinspots, Narina Trogon, Eastern Nicator and several birds that are indigenous to this vicinity. This is an area rich in African wildlife with the Hluhluwe Impolozi Park nearby, which is home to the Big Five safaris, and a visit to the closeby iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

The Umkhumbi Lodge prides itself on its conservation efforts both through education, environmental awareness and is known for delighting guests with all aspects of the African bush, both big and small in equal measure, providing friendly service and experiences that have visitors wanting to return time and time again.


The lodge features twelve rooms, which are all comfortable and in keeping with the lodges feel, each with air-conditioning alongside en-suite facilities. Family rooms are available to suit your families needs.


Dinners are prepared by Chef Meva who presents a well thought out menu to ensure that all his guests get a culinary experience to complement the surrounding African vicinity. Using only local, fresh produce, either from their own vegetable and herb garden or from a local supplier alongside only the highest quality cuts of meat including pork, chicken, beef, venison and variously available fish dishes.

Breakfast and lunch packed lunches provided on request which are useful if you are off on a days safari. Umkhumbi Lodge is certainly a family friendly lodge, with children being catered for both in the rooms and in the child-friendly menus that Chef Meva prepares for your little ones.

The open fronted 'lapa', homes the dining room and the tree-top bar and lounge where you will get to experience stunning sunsets as you sip your favourite tipple on the wooden decking. As well as the opportunity to watch those important sporting matches viewed on the TV by the bar. Evenings usually end with shared stories told around the fire, listening to the sounds of the bush and watching the stars twinkling above.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Dining Room
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • WIFI

  • Big screen TV room
  • Pool table
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

En-suite 2-sleeper room

The rooms are comfortable with modern finishes. They include an ensuite bath and shower with toiletries and towels. Air-conditioning is provided ensuring you sleep at the temperature that is comfortable for you. 

There is a fridge and there are tea and coffee facilities and a coffee table and chairs. There is an outdoor private veranda with chairs for you to sit and enjoy the sounds of the African bush in added privacy. 

Family Rooms are available by booking two ensuite rooms and asking for a family chalet. Please speak to us when booking should you require these rooms. 

Single Room R1350
Double Room R2040

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -27.909559

Longitude: 32.355744


Leaving from King Shaka International Airport
it will take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes being 252km going via the N2
Please be aware this route has tolls.

Leaving the airport on the M65, merging onto the N2 in the direction of Richards Bay, please be aware that this is a partial toll road and will take about 2 hours 13 minutes being 221km.
Follow the P2 to R2226 minutes for 26.5 km.
Follow P2 to R22 for 26 minutes being 26.5 kmfor you to arrive at Umkhumbi Lodge.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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