Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside

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The Umkumbe Safari Lodge nestles within the game-rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the banks of the Sabi River making it one of the best places for "Big 5" viewing in Africa. 

The Safari Lodge in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province provides its guests with the extraordinary opportunity to discover what the African Bush has to offer in a truly unforgettable wildlife experience.

Set adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the exclusive Safari Lodge is a small, secluded safari lodge that strives to offer its guests a personal, rustic and unique African game viewing experience. 

The lodge features a lounge area, a bar as well as a swimming pool.  The welcoming outdoor deck where guests can view the scenic Sabi River and the animals which are drinking or grazing on its banks make for a relaxing location.

The luxurious safari Lodge offers 7 spacious chalets which provide simple comfort while still being classy and unique.  This lodge in Sabi Sands is perfect for guests who appreciate being out in nature and all that it has to offer.

The chalets offer either a double bed or twin beds with comfortable bedding.  The en-suite bathroom has a shower with no bath.  A few of the chalets also offer their own deck area from where spectacular views of the Sabi River can be admired.

The lodge, which lies in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, offers morning and afternoon game drives.  The game drives are led by experienced guides who take visitors to the best areas for animal viewing. 

The professional guides, with all their experience and knowledge, also provide interesting information regarding the area and wildlife and of course answer any of the questions which guests might have. Bush walks are also available for guests to partake in after breakfast.

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve spreads over 2 million hectares of land and is home to many animal species. While out on a thrilling early morning or late afternoon game drive or bush walk, guests have the opportunity to admire many animals in their natural habitat.

Dining at the lodge is itself a unique safari experience. Dinner is served around a roaring fire in a traditional boma where guests have the chance to savour delicious traditional South African meals.

The lodge is easily accessible by road. The lodge is just a 6-hour drive away from Johannesburg. Guests can also catch a flight to the Kruger International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit.  From this airport in Mpumalanga, it is just a two hours drive to the lodge.  Transfers from the airport to the Safari Lodge can be arranged by special request.

Wildlife in Sabi Sands:

  • Lion
  • Zebra
  • Elephant
  • Buffalo
  • Cheetah
  • Giraffe
  • Leopard
  • buck species
  • Hippo
  • wide variety of birds.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito net

Facilities Available at Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

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FAQs about Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside located?
Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is located at the following location / address: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park.