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Game Viewing at Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside in the Sabie Game Reserve.


The Sabie Game Reserve is teeming with large predators and is home to the Big Five.

The Big Five:

  • Rhino

  • Leopard

  • Elephant

  • Lion

  • Buffalo

Other predators include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheetah

  • Spotted hyeana

  • Wild dog

  • Honey badger

  • Civet cat

  • Side striped jackal

  • Aardvark

  • Caracal

  • Serval

  • Crocodile



The Sabie Game Reserve boasts a diverse array of mammals. Below are just a few of the mammals found in the area.

  • Spotted hyena

  • Hippopotamus

  • Giraffe

  • Antelope (kudu, impala, waterbuck, steenbok)

  • African wild cat

  • Baboon

  • Vervet monkey

  • Dwarf mongoose

  • African Civet cat

  • Honey badger

  • Bushbaby

  • Zebra

  • Warthog

  • Tree squirrel

  • Wildebeest


Below are just a few examples of birds to look out for while on a birding safari in the Sabie Game Reserve.

  • Lilac breasted roller

  • Bateleur Eagle

  • Bee Eaters

  • African Fish Eagle

  • White-back Vultures

  • Grey go-away-bird

  • Magpie Shrike

  • Fork-tailed drongo

  • Pearl-spotted owlet

  • Pied kingfishers

  • Lappet-faced vulture

  • Brown snake eagle

  • Southern yellow-billed hornbill

  • Crested francolin

  • African hawk eagle

  • Spotted eagle owl

  • Buffalo weavers

Top Wildlife Moments at Umkumbe

Getting up close to a leopard

Umkumbe is a sought after destination for its leopard sightings. 

Lion prides on safari

Plenty of lion pride sightings on our traverse.


Curious wild dog pups

Some wild dogs pups investigate the Umkumbe game viewer. 

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