Activities around Hluhluwe and the Elephant Coast area


Umkhumbi 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.
  • Birdingover 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 Centreexhilarating 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.

Please download our activities document for more information on the activities we offer

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