Rates and bookings


23 May 2020.

Dear guest,

The South African government has closed all non-essential business and is restricting all non-essential travel while the country is on lock down.

Therefore we are temporarily closed for business. Our staff are not permitted to return to work at this time, and are at home with their families during this period.

The lockdown is causing devastating economic impact to our business as with many others, but we hope this is the right thing to do to prevent an enormous explosion of this virus into our very vulnerable population.  


Existing bookings:

If you have a confirmed booking with us but cannot travel: please postpone rather than cancel your trip if at all possible. We are more than happy to move your payment to a future date. We cannot afford to reimburse you at this time.

Future bookings:

If you are booked with us for later in the year, the same applies. Please do not cancel your trip at this time. Should you be unable to travel for your holiday due to continuing restrictions, we will move any deposits paid to a future date.


And post corona virus…

If you are receiving a steady wage and you do not think you will be badly financially affected by the effects of this virus, why not plan your holidays for next year?! You can either book as usual; we ask just for a 10% deposit to secure your booking, OR you can buy a voucher, pay in full and receive a special rate. The voucher will be valid for stays at any time before 31 December 2020 (subject to availability). By doing this your payment will help us to continue to pay wages and other expenses during these challenging times. Please send me an email if you would like to purchase a voucher.

Our sincere wishes for you and all your loved ones to remain healthy and safe,

from Emma, Anton and the team at Umkhumbi Lodge


Our rates start at R500 per person per night.                                                                                                  Please click here to check our live availability and rates: RATES and AVAILABILITY                        Select your dates and room type, advise number of rooms and number of people, fill in your details and you can pay securely by credit card or do a bank transfer if you prefer.

WE HAVE A BEST PRICE GUARANTEE if you book directly with us. If you have found us cheaper elsewhere, let us know when you make the booking with us and we promise to match or better the rate.*


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B&B rates include a full cooked & continental breakfast.

DBB rates include a 3-course dinner, and a full cooked & continental breakfast.

GROUPS: you can book the whole lodge for your exclusive use. Read more.

Rates are valid until 31 October 2020. You can download our rates:   Umkhumbi-Lodge-rates-R-2018-2019

*Subject to verification. T’s and C’s apply.

Be sure to check our specials page! We sometimes have great offers.


If you have any questions or problems you are welcome to call us or drop us an email. Contact details below.

Email us on

Telephone: +27 76 164 1134

Office Hours:
8am – 5pm Monday to Friday
and 8am -12 noon Saturday

What happens once I’ve booked?

On completion of your booking, we will send you an email to confirm and will send you directions. We will also ask for your preferences regarding bed configuration and diet.

Deposit payments

We accept internet bank transfers and MasterCard and Visa credit cards.


About Umkhumbi

Umkhumbi Lodge offers a delightful accommodation and dining experience within Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe. Wildlife on-site include Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Nyala, Suni, Impala, Warthogs, duikers, vervet monkeys, banded mongoose, bushbabies and even occasionally leopards are spotted too on the walking trails. It is great for birders with regular sightings of Pink-throated Twinspots, Narina Trogon, Eastern Nicator and many more. The area is rich in wildlife, with nearby Hluhluwe Impolozi Park for Big 5 safaris as well as the rich, varied ecosystems of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.