WE OFFER SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION IN SIX FAMILY CHALETS. ENJOY A PEACEFUL STAY IN COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS AIR-CONDITIONED BUSH LODGES IN THE BEAUTIFUL FOREST IN KULENI GAME PARK, HLUHLUWE. SEE OUR RATES.
Umkhumbi Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in spacious air-conditioned family chalets within Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe. We are a small, family owned and run bush lodge in Zululand, KZN, South Africa. It’s a great place to stay on your African safari holiday, with a tree-top bar and lounge, comfortable air-conditioned family chalets and excellent game viewing on site. Wildlife you may see around the lodge includes zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, warthogs, nyala, suni, impala, duikers, monkeys and mongooses. Bushbabies are often seen in the evening and even occasionally leopards are spotted too on the walking trails. Umkhumbi Lodge is popular for its stunning birdlife with regular sightings of Pink-throated Twinspots, Narina Trogon, Eastern Nicator and many more. The area is rich in wildlife, with nearby Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park for Big 5 safaris as well as the rich, varied ecosystems of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Why stay at Umkhumbi?
Amazing wildlife, spacious accommodation, comfortable beds, sunset bar, great company, excellent service, fabulous location, and so much to do!
Our guest chalets and family cottages are surrounded by peaceful woodland. We have rooms suitable for couples and friends as well as family chalets. We have 4 self-catering FAMILY chalets, 1 Self-catering 2-sleeper COTTAGE and 2 family chalets with a shared separate kitchen. All rooms are en-suite and air-conditioned and have a private veranda.
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We have a lovely tree-top bar for you to enjoy, as well as a games lounge, swimming pool, kids play area and free WiFi hotspot . Umkhumbi Lodge is a great bush getaway that the whole family will enjoy. See our FACILITIES.
We are able to provide catered packages or meals for groups by special arrangement. Please do enquire. Our restaurant however is currently closed except for pre-booked meals (current May/June 2022). We apologise for any disappointment. Our units have self-catering facilities and we are fortunate to have two restaurants very nearby where you can eat out (just 5 minutes away).
There is so much to do in the area surrounding Umkhumbi Lodge. Activities are generally focused around wildlife. Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is our main attraction nearby. It’s a great game reserve to experience a Big 5 safari and the best place to see rhinos within South Africa. Guests staying at Umkhumbi can do guided or self-guided walks at the lodge. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much wildlife you can see and how close you can get to the animals. There is so much to do nearby. See available ACTIVITIES.
Great for Families
For families travelling with children, Umkhumbi Lodge is the best place to stay in the area. Our family chalets are surrounded by woodland and harmless wildlife. A swimming pool, games lounge and kids play area will keep them busy, and we have a great kids package of activities if you stay for 2 nights.
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Where is Umkhumbi Lodge?
Umkhumbi Lodge offers accommodation in Kuleni Game Park, just off the R22 about 15 minutes outside Hluhluwe on the way to Sodwana Bay. We are approximately 30 minutes from Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve for wildlife safaris. Head up the northcoast from Durban: we are in Zululand, halfway between Durban and Maputo. This is a very safe area of South Africa and travelling around is likely much like travelling where you live. We are happy to help with travel advice and even accommodation or car hire bookings. See our suggested tour itinerary from Joburg to Durban. Please do contact us with any questions.
DISTANCES / TIMES:
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park: 35 km / 30 mins
Golela Border Eswatini: 103km / 1 hour 15 mins
Sodwana Bay: 78 km / 1 hour 15 mins
St Lucia KZN: 86 km / 1 hour 15 mins
Kosi Bay Border Mozambique: 149 km / 2 hours
Richards Bay Airport: 116 km / 1 hour 30 mins
Durban King Shaka Airport: 251 km / 2 hours 52 mins
Maputo: 260 km / 3 hours
Joburg OR Tambo Aiport: 527 km / 6 hours 15 mins
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We are committed to your health and safety and we have enhanced cleaning procedures in place. Our rooms are thoroughly sanitised between guests. Please ask if you have any queries.