Family-Friendly Comfort: Unwind at Umkhumbi Lodge – Your Ideal Accommodation near Hluhluwe Game Reserve

If you’re planning a safari adventure in Hluhluwe, securing the ideal Accommodation near Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the key to a memorable experience. Umkhumbi Lodge offers a range of options, with seven guest chalets, well-spaced from each other and surrounded by peaceful woodland in Kuleni Game Park near Hluhluwe. Your stay with us promises not only wildlife encounters but also comfortable accommodation in Hluhluwe and a relaxing retreat in an area of South Africa with stunning natural landscapes.

Self-Catering Family Chalet

Sleeps 4. Can add an extra bed for a child.

Umkhumbi Lodge offers self-catering and catered accommodation near Hluhluwe Game Reserve with loads of activities nearby. Stay in your own bush lodge, secluded in the forest, and enjoy viewing the great variety of wildlife and birdlife within our private game reserve from your outdoor dining area. We have a variety of rooms to suit your requirements.

Chalets 1-4 are self-catering family cottages with an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Each chalet is equipped with all cookware, crockery and cutlery, fridge, braai, hotplate, microwave, toaster and kettle.

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Family Chalet Accommodation near Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Family Chalet Accommodation near Hluhluwe Game Reserve


2 bedrooms both en-suite with bath and shower
1 x King size bed
2 x single beds
Toiletries and towels
Tea and coffee facilities
Coffee table and chairs
Outdoor kitchen and braai area
Fire pit
Please note these rooms do not have TV’s
Cottages are serviced by request.
We have free WiFi hotspot at the bar lounge.

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Close to the 2 chalets is the main lodge building where there is a bar, lounge and kitchen and dining area.

There is a fire pit and braai just outside the dining area. Depending on the package you have booked, meals may or may not be included. If meals are not included you have the option of pre-booking meals with us to eat in our dining area, eating out at one of our local restaurants, or self- catering in our main lodge kitchen.

Please contact us to pre-book meals:

There is Rafikis café 8 minutes’ drive from the lodge and Delishh restaurant 5 minutes’ drive from the lodge if you prefer to eat out. Both have an a la carte menu, but please check with us for opening hours.

The lodge kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need, except the food! There is a fridge and a chest freezer, a microwave and a gas-powered oven. Don’t forget to bring your charcoal/briquettes and firelighters if you are braaiing. Firewood is available to buy at our main entrance gate.

We have an honesty bar with a pool table for your enjoyment and there is a swimming pool on site. Umkhumbi Lodge is situated in Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe, where you can see much wildlife (including giraffes and zebras) on our network of walking trails. Bushbabies and Genets can often be see in the evenings around the chalets.

accommodation in Hluhluwe
accommodation in Hluhluwe
accommodation in Hluhluwe

Umkhumbi Lodge is a safari lodge in KZN which has been sensitively built into an area of beautiful sandforest. It’s a wonderful option for those looking for affordable accommodation near Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Our focus is on conservation through education and environmental awareness, delighting guests with all aspects of the African bush, big and small, and providing the service and experiences that have visitors returning as friends.