The SpaceAbsolutely the best positioned Lodge from which to explore Northern KwaZulu Natal and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Umkhumbi Lodge is owner run and we make every guest feel like they are part of the family.
Great food, relaxed atmosphere and lots of activities to choose from in the area makes Umkhumbi Lodge a popular place for families and explorers to visit time and again. Guest AccessUmkhumbi Lodge is situated on small Game Reserve with self guided trails with game like Red Duiker, Nyala, Suni, Bushbabies and a great variety of bird species.
Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, spacious air-conditioned rooms.
A long list of activities to choose from. Interaction with GuestsWe pride ourselves on personalised service. Pending on our guests requirements we will be there as much or as little as they want us to be. The NeighborhoodSurrounded by wildlife reserves and the rich, varied ecosystems of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Umkhumbi is fast becoming popular for its stunning birdlife with regular sightings of twinspots. Nyala, suni, bushbabies and even our hand-reared impala are often spotted too. Choose from a wide range of adventure activities, explore the rich Zulu culture, visit the historic battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift or relax on the Indian Ocean’s endless sandy beaches. Other Things to NoteUmkhumbi Lodge is perfectly positioned as a base to explore all the wonders of the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. The bush lodge is near to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, uMkhuze, iSimangaliso and the St Lucia Wetlands. With easy access to the many activities, time spent driving is limited, allowing guests maximum opportunities to explore the area fully. All activities can be done independently as a self drive tour or as an organised private tour.
Guided and self guided walking trails on the property.
4×4 Game Drives in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and Mkhuze Game Reserves.
Turtle tours – experience Africa’s gentle giants – the magnificent Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles nesting on the beach.
Birding – over 900 species of birds can be found in the area in the various eco systems of the Elephant Coast and there are a number of hotspots close to the lodge and in the nearby wetlands, game parks, pans and bays.
St Lucia Wetlands (Isimangaliso) is one of South Africa’s World Heritage sites and activities include kayaking, boat cruises and guided walks
The Sodwana Bay experience includes scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
Tiger fishing - battle the legendary Tiger Fish at Lake Jozini.
Elephant encounters at Tembe Elephant Park.
Zulu Croc Centre – exhilarating close-up views of crocodiles and snakes at this sanctuary.
Night Drive – venture out at night in search of elusive nocturnal creatures.
Get close and personal to African cats such as Serval and Cheetah.
Visit homesteads, a local school and experience everyday life with the proud Zulu community in our Cultural Tours.
Enjoy the great views over the expanses of the lake at False Bay – a great family day out.
Venture out at night to discover up to 50 different species of Frogs.
Relax and while away the hours playing golf at the golf course next door to us.
Purchase your souvenirs and local crafts and enjoy a spot of lunch at the nearby Ilala Weavers.
Explore abundant birdlife while kayaking and canoeing at Muzi Pan with the chance to see hippos and crocodiles.
Do a self-drive into Ndumo Game Reserve – one of the lesser known parks in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.