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Birding in Hluhluwe

Sunbird spectacle: Birdwatching in Hluhluwe This May and June has seen a spectacle of sunbirds here at Umkhumbi Lodge, with a feeding frenzy in the neighbouring pineapple field. We have seen an amazing 8 species of sunbird in these few weeks in Hluhluwe, 3 of which were previously unconfirmed sightings – we have now added […]

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Toni D

Upcoming Event : 29th & 30th March 2019 Umkhumbi Lodge is happy to announce that we are hosting a weekend with live music at our bush lodge in Hluhluwe on the 29th and 30th March. Toni D sings an array of songs ranging from rock to pop and walks down memory lane from Credence to […]

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Birding tours

This morning we took a wonderful walk from Umkhumbi Lodge around the walking trails of Kuleni Game Park. The sun was shining, there was a gentle breeze and the air was full of birdsong. I heard a Gorgeous Bushshrike, a Red-chested Cuckoo, Sombre Greenbul, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove and a Green-backed Camaroptera (which will always be […]

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Mkhuze day trip

Yesterday we took a drive into Mkhuze game reserve to show the volunteers a new park. Mkhuze is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and is about 45 minutes’ drive from Umkhumbi Lodge. We entered through Ophansi gate on the eastern side, and headed down to Nsumo pan where there are great views of the […]

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Joining Kuleni Game Park

EXCITING NEWS !        Umkhumbi Lodge – Hluhluwe We are delighted that after successful negotiations with our closest neighbouring properties, Umkhumbi Lodge has dropped fences and is now part of the larger conservation area known as KULENI GAME PARK. This is a great development for small scale conservation, as the wildlife from all properties will now be […]

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Birding hotspot

We’ve had some lovely early rainfall this season and the bush is coming alive. The grass is growing, the wildflowers are blooming and the birds are singing! Most mornings now we are waking up to the call of the Red-chested Cuckoo, the Eastern Nicator and the Red-fronted Tinkerbird, to name just a few. We are […]

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Snake Safari 2014

At the beginning of this year we were pleased to welcome Bob, Vika and Sasha to South Africa all the way from Kyrgyzstan–Russia. They had booked onto one of our exclusive safaris where we focus on the abundant Herpetological life that can be found here in South Africa. What a stunning array of finds we […]

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An unexpected guest!

Whilst walking Copper and Shadow (the dogs) around the property we saw some unusual prints… We are so used to seeing those of Impala, Nyala, Suni, Duiker, Gennet, Mongeese, Monkeys that we don’t always appreciate them anymore. But these prints stood out… They were slightly bigger than normal… Leopard!! We believe it is a Leopard […]

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