Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the seasonal Sand River. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the river bed. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, lounge, bar and dining area and the traditional boma, where guests will be served delicious and hearty South African meals.

The reserve is home to the ‘big five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area. The phrase “big five” was coined by hunters of yesteryear – before the advent of the photographic safari – and refers to the animals considered the most dangerous to hunt.


Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge is perfectly situated in one of the best big five game viewing destinations in Africa.


1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

Standard Rooms

R3 900.00 per person sharing per night

R5 000.00 per single person per night

Superior Rooms

R4 650.00 per person sharing per night

R6 000.00 per single person per night

R3 600.00 third adult sharing per night


R670 per seat per way on our shared shuttle between OR Tambo airport & Hoedspruit.


Children 12 and over pay the full adult rate. Children under 12 pay 50% of the adult rate.


Children aged 5 and over are welcome.


Rates include all meals, game walks & drives, teas & coffees.


Rates exclude drinks, all conservation levies (please see details below), all items of a personal nature, any item not

described above.


Sabie Game Reserve Conservation levy: R200 per person per night (will be added to your invoice and this contribution goes towards conservation initiatives within the Sabie Game Reserve and surrounding areas).


  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands.
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable.
  • If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.
  • We reserve the right to review rates in August 2020.