For those of you who haven’t found this post via the main website of our Hluhluwe accommodation, this is what you have to look forward to when you book at Umkhumbi Lodge.
First you are greeted by the Nyala family as you drive through the gate
A walk along a winding path (lit by fairy nights at light) leads to your home from home. And don’t worry about carrying your bags – we can do that for you!
All our rooms are located in the African bush
With their high ceilings and spacious size you’ll wish you lived here permanently!
Lounge on a luxurious kingsize bed!
Or choose one of our twin rooms and share the African experience
Don’t want to mingle with the other guests of an evening?
Each room has a private veranda to allow you to watch our animals roaming in the bush.
When you’re sitting on your veranda be sure to keep an eye out for our hand-reared impala. She is all grown up now, but still likes to stay close to the houses when she is not playing with the nyala babies.
Baby Bella was very demanding as a little one, she let you know when it was dinnertime by squeaking... loudly!
Of course there are other things to do; such as luxuriate in your ensuite bathroom.
All of our rooms are ensuite with bath and separate shower
When you do decide to venture to the lapa you wont be disappointed by the sunsets…
The lapa, for breakfast, dinner, sundowners and stories around the campfire
Pull up a pew and watch the sun paint the sky with colours
Nothing beats the colours in an African sunset
Time to snap a few pictures to show to those back home
Not interested in the breathtaking sunsets?
Relax at the bar and chat to Anton and Emma your hosts
Try one of our "canefire" cocktails - for the sweet toothed!
Or relax on the comfy chairs with a good book as the sun goes down
If you prefer, we can get the fire started before dinner so you can while away the hours there.
Nothing truly beats "African bush TV"
The lapa at night - also a good place to see the stars
Dinner is a 3 course meal with a choice of main dishes and includes table salad.
It's all so good, how to choose?
You can eat on your own or if you prefer, on one table with the other guests, or even your host.
Making new friends over fantastic food
After dinner retire to your room and dream of the over twenty different South African holiday activities within an hours drive of Umkhumbi Lodge, Hluhluwe.
Keep an eye out for the cute bushbabies who will come down to your veranda to eat the moths fluttering around the lights
See you soon!