Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside

Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is an owner managed and run Kruger safari lodge. The Umkumbe team consistently ensures guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the seasonal Sand River. Umkumbe offers a quintessential African safari experience with iconic Kruger safari lodge accommodation.

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.

Where to find us

Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is located in the Sabie Game Reserve, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe is perfectly situated in one of the top Big 5 game viewing destinations in Africa.

This Kruger safari lodge is easily accessible via either a self drive from Johannesburg or flying. The closest airports are Skukuza and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit. The self drive takes 6 hours from Johannesburg. The flight takes approximately 1 hour.

Road transfers from KMIA to Umkumbe can be arranged and take approximately 2 hours. A road transfer from Skukuza to Umkumbe takes approximately 1-1.5 hours and please bear in mind the Kruger National Park fees due when landing in Skukuza.

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