If you are looking for accommodation in Hluhluwe look no further. Umkhumbi Lodge offers a range of accommodation for you, from self-catering, to full board, for families or couples, and we also take group bookings. Our accommodation is in the form of private chalets nestled in the sand-forest. A pathway leads through the trees to the central dining and recreation area where we have a restaurant and bar. Chalets are on a self-catering or non self-catering basis. Non-self catering guests may choose meal packages. Self-catering guests are welcome to book meals at our dining area and to enjoy the bar facilities. We are 30 minutes’ drive from Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve for Big 5 safaris.


Accommodation information

We have 6 chalets in the sand-forest. All rooms are air-conditioned and spacious with en-suite bathrooms, bath and separate shower. Relax on your veranda and enjoy the wildlife and birdlife in the forest.  Help yourself to the complimentary tea and coffee facilities and there’s a fridge for you to store food and drink.

The rooms are all private and quiet, but some are closer to the central area than others. Please ask if you would like a unit close by (if you have small children for example) or further away.

Personal attention

The team at Umkhumbi strive to make your stay in Hluhluwe as comfortable as possible. We are a small bush lodge in a private nature reserve and the atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly. We welcome families – children of all ages are welcome and we have a selection of games and puzzles, as well as a pool table at the bar for them to enjoy while you relax and watch the sunset! They can also play with Shadow and Copper our two friendly resident dogs who will greet you with an enthusiastic wag of the tail.

Wildlife and Birding

Umkhumbi Lodge is part of KULENI GAME PARK, a small private game reserve near Hluhluwe. Wildlife on-site include zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, nyala, suni, impala, warthogs, duikers, vervet monkeys, banded mongoose, bushbabies and even occasionally leopards are spotted too on the walking trails. It is popular for its stunning birdlife where there are 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.

For more information please see the Umkhumbi Lodge website:

Rooms: https://umkhumbilodge.co.za/accommodation/

Rates and Bookings: https://umkhumbilodge.co.za/accommodation/rates-and-bookings/

General informationhttps://umkhumbilodge.co.za/about-umkhumbi/

Contact information: https://umkhumbilodge.co.za/contact/