Thatched Lounge Area
An authentic and welcoming lodge
Charming Chalets and Suites
Comfortable, Spacious and Homely
Golden Hour Celebrations
Sundowner stop on game drives
Your Accommodation

The focus at the lodge is of the view of the seasonal Sand River. Almost daily, guests are treated to sightings of various animals grazing in the riverbed. The lodge sleeps a maximum of 20 guests in 11 chalets/rooms.

Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside has a variety of room configurations that allow families to travel with ease, as well as a small party of three adults, or friends looking for their own rooms but connected via an inter-leading door. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and suitable for guests looking for a well-priced and affordable option in a predator rich private reserve in the Greater Kruger.

Rooms are connected via a walkway to the main areas of the lodge. There is a boma area, bar, lounge and outdoor dining room, as well as gym for the fitness minded. A small outdoor lounge also has a tea and coffee station for guests to help themselves. There is a swimming pool lined with sun loungers, inviting guests to sit back and relax during the hot summer afternoons.

The lodge is unfenced; however, it is safe for children as there is a tripwire that aims to keep elephants and larger animals at bay. General game such as warthog, and a range of antelope and small mammals can come and go as they please, which provides entertaining game viewing from the lodge/bedrooms.

Our Top 5
  • Location on the banks of the seasonal Sand River
  • A small gym on-site to keep fit
  • High prevalence of leopards
  • The small curio shop
  • The swimming pool overlooking the wilderness

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, and unfenced from the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is perfectly situated in one of the best Big Five game viewing destinations in Africa.

The lodge is easily accessible via either a self-drive from Johannesburg, or by flying into the closest airport which is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit. The self-drive takes 6 hours from Johannesburg on good, safe roads. The flight takes approximately 1 hour. Road transfers from KMIA to Umkumbe can be arranged and take approximately 2 hours.

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