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ACTIVITIES AT UMKHUMBI

Umkhumbi Lodge is within Kuleni Game Park. There is plenty of wildlife to see and several activities to do at Umkhumbi. There is a great network of walking trails for wildlife sightings, we can do guided bird watching tours, in the evenings we offer free guided night walks and we also offer frogging trips. Please see below a detailed description of activities we offer:

Walking Trails

Kuleni Game Park has a network of walking trails that you can explore at your leisure. We have many of South Africa’s wildlife species within our conservancy, including warthogs, zebras, giraffe, nyalas, impalas, wildebeest etc. Perhaps you’ll be lucky to spot a honey badger or some of our rarest antelopes; suni.

Opening Times

Time of year – Year Round!

Costs

No charge for overnight guests.


 

Birdwatching

Guided or self guided bird watching walks within Umkhumbi and Kuleni Game Park may delight and surprise you with some great avian species to be found.

Trips to the various birding hotspots close to Umkhumbi Lodge will afford an opportunity to spot a great number of species. Destinations include Mkuze, Muzi pan, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park, St Lucia, Ndumo and False bay to mention only a few.

Our knowledgeable guides will point you in the right direction to increase your chances of seeing the more elusive species such as twinspots, pels fishing owl, African broadbills and many more.

To read more about birding and see a BIRD LIST for Umkhumbi please click here

Times

Time of year – Year Round!

Summer is better for visiting migratory birds

Costs

No charge for self-guided walks around Umkhumbi and Kuleni for overnight guests.  Guided rates on request.


 Night walks

Armed with our ultraviolet light and a strong spotlight we venture out at night in search of elusive nocturnal creatures. Various snake and scorpion species can be encountered and an occasional sleeping chameleon or bushbaby in the trees makes every evening different. Your informative guide will make sure that you have the best possible chance of observing these animals in a safe environment.

Times

Time of year – year-round

Weather dependent

Costs

FREE for guests staying at Umkhumbi.


 Frogging

With up to 50 different frog and toad species, we venture out at night to find these fascinating little creatures. Try something different, these colourful little critters will amaze you.

Times

Time of year – Summer

Weather Dependant

Costs

On request


Cycling Trails

bicycle

Opening Times

Time of year – Year Round!

Costs

No charge. Bring your own bikes.

 

 

 

Bring your bikes with you. You and the kids can cycle the trails around Kuleni Game Park. Be advised that there are some sandy patches!

Outside of Kuleni there are some great riding routes for the serious and not so serious cyclist. There are a couple of good routes up to 50km round trip.

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