Located on the banks of the Sand River, in the Sabi Sand private reserve, Umkumbe is a quality lodge where you can approach elephants, hippos, antelopes, buffalo and sometimes lions and leopards. The lodge consists of rooms and chalets offering an authentic and rustic atmosphere for a real experience of the South African bush.

The camp is very good review in Africa for safari
Located on the edge of the river, the lodge consists on a 7 suites and 3 standard rooms. 4 suites overlook the river, the view is magnificent, the fauna during our stay was present, elephant herd spent the afternoon about twenty meters from our deck. The decoration is simple and thematic, nothing ostentatious, just a pretty animal staging of the denomination of the suites. We will have the Zebra suite perfectly decorated on this theme. The colonial bathroom has a walk-in bathtub and an outdoor shower overlooking the river in discretion, without anyone seeing you. The wooden terrace of the main building overlooks the river with a very beautiful infinity pool, it includes a lounge to deujener, and a nice boma for dinners. All in an African decoration that delights our eyes and immerses us in a luxurious and authentic atmosphere.

A very good game reserve rated 4 star for our photographic safari

Sabi Sand, the most renowned private reserve in the Kruger area, is no longer present, Sabi Sand is full of quality animals and lodges. Umkumbe has a rather large concession between the west end of the reserve and the Sand River, where the lodge is located. We will appreciate some plains, more open spaces and trees, the bush fades a little in this concession. Despite all the biotop remains faithful to the Kruger. A nice concession.
The reserve is very good from our review in Africa
in conclusion this lodge is 4 star rated from us

We enjoyed our time in the lodge.

We love

  • The view from the suites
  • The mood in the camp : relax, wild & beautiful
  • The rooms are qualitative, the shower very nice!

We regret

  • Our luck on game drive, still we think the games are good
  • The rangers eating together leaving the guest alone (a big group stayed in the camp, maybe this one unusual that rangers didn’t eat with guests)
  • The giant trompoline in front of the entry of the camp : WT*?


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