It seems that these little primates are becoming big fans of the night vision camera! I was standing right in the window with a normal video camera for this one! They’re getting brave!
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. A walk along a winding path (lit by fairy nights at light) leads to your home from home. And don’t worry about […]
At Umkhumbi lodge we are proud to say that each room has a resident Velvet gecko (they stay outside, don’t worry!) The Velvet gecko is on the IUCN list due to it’s rarity. One species of the Velvet gecko is so rare that it was only recently rediscovered! They are larger than the non-indigenous Tropical […]
It was with heavy hearts last week that we said goodbye to 8 of our guests who came to Umkhumbi Lodge to film the latest promotional video for Tourism KZN. From Kayaking with crocs, spa treatments, and even jumping off of a football stadium roof – there was plenty to film! Our film stars were: […]
Day 1 Lets talk cameras! A big thanks to African Imagery for hosting their recent photo workshop with us here at Umkhumbi Lodge in Hluhluwe. Well, ok, not exactly dinosaurs, but pretty close! Today was spent at Zulu Croc – the crocodile centre a mere 5 minute drive from Umkhumbi Lodge. Everyone was a bit […]
The last full day of their nature tour in South Africa sees Stephanie and Adrian taking to the water once more in St Lucia. Again, these waters contain both Hippos and Crocodiles, but this time Stephanie and Adrian are on Kayaks. Paddling in the waters with Hippos and crocs doesn’t seem like such a good […]
Today was a busy day! The morning was spent tickling and feeding elephants… The afternoon was spent having a spot of lunch at Ilala Weavers (and shopping) and then a tour around a local township. And then the last item on the days agenda is a bit of a hardship…. cuddling cheetah!!
Leopard! On the night drive last night Stephanie and Adrian saw a Leopard! They saw lots of animals, but I can’t tell you what they were as all they kept saying was “Leopard!!”. Breakfast this morning brought us a handful of guests to the table, namely the Warthog family. Out on the boat again today, […]
A beach day at Kosi bay! Stephanie was more than a little happy at this prospect, although in truth we all were. It is hot, and the mere thought of swimming was making us all eager to get to the beach. Even Tommy was eager to get to the water! The visit to the fishtraps […]
The bird hunting continues! A fantastic days sightings at uMkhuze, even whilst loading the car with our cameras, telescope, binoculars, bird books and most importantly breakfast we could hear the birds whistling around us. No sooner had we pulled out of Umkhumbi Lodge gate than we see 2 Burchells Coucals sitting on a fence post, […]