Notice of temporary closure


24 Mar 2020.

Dear guest,

The South African government has closed all non-essential business and is restricting travel until 16th April 2020. The country is on lock down.

Therefore we are temporarily closed for business. Our staff will return to be with their families during this 3-week period.

Despite the devastating economic impact this will have on our business as with many others, we believe this is the right thing to do to slow the spread 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 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?! We ask just for a 10% deposit to secure your booking, and your payment will help us to continue to pay wages and other expenses during these challenging times.

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

from Emma, Anton and the team at Umkhumbi Lodge


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