We are currently offering these great specials:


LONG STAY SPECIAL. Stay 6 nights or more and pay just R1000 per FAMILY CHALET per night. Self-catering only.

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GROUP of 8: BUSH LODGE - 2 Family chalets with shared kitchen and dining facilities

If you are looking for a bush lodge to take your small group we have a great offer for you:

2 family chalets, each sleeping up to 4 adults and 1 child with a shared kitchen and dining area for only R2400 per night. Valid until 14th December 2021. MORE INFORMATION

Enquire now – please contact Emma to check availability if you would like to book these 2 chalets

WHOLE LODGE SPECIAL. Do you have a group of 12 to 24 people and would like a private venue for your get-together? You can book out the whole lodge for just R7200 per night. This is on a self-catering basis.

Our chalets are spacious and air-conditioned with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and an outdoor deck. (Chalets sleep 4 as standard with one king size bed and 2 single beds. We can another bed for an extra child.)
Enjoy a braai and a campfire at night whilst star-gazing and listening out for bushbabies! Valid until 14th December 2021.

Please click here  for room details.

Enquire now – please contact Emma to check availability if you would like to book the whole lodge

Lodge overview

Located just 16km from Hluhluwe in Kuleni Game Park, Umkhumbi Lodge offers self-catering accommodation in six family chalets.

Enjoy a peaceful getaway in our comfortable and spacious air-conditioned bush lodges in the beautiful forest. The chalets are well-spaced and allow for a secluded break away from civilization. Relax on your deck and enjoy the abundant birdlife and wildlife around your chalet.

Take in the sunset view from the treetop bar or soak up the sun on our sun-loungers by the pool. A great network of walking trails and hides allows you to encounter all of our wildlife (which includes giraffes, zebras, kudu and warthogs) and birdlife (Pink-throated Twinspots, Narina Trogon and Neergaard’s Sunbirds are just three of the incredible species here).

Umkhumbi Lodge makes a great base for a long stay with many reserves to visit nearby including Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park for the Big 5 safaris, iSimangaliso Wetland Park for its endless beaches and Mkhuze Game Reserve for unrivalled bird life.

Guests highly rates their stay at Umkhumbi. Read our reviews here


Book direct on our website with the special rates, or contact us for more information.

The corona virus and the subsequent travel ban and lockdown rules affected our small family business greatly. To encourage travel in these uncertain times we are offering a discount on your post-lockdown booking.

Please email if you would like more information or click to check availability and make a booking.

Our lockdown super special offer has now ended.



At Umkhumbi Lodge, Hluhluwe, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA you stay at a great bush lodge, within a private nature reserve, with fabulous wildlife walks and guided night walks, for a great price! With stunning sunset views from our tree-top bar and our en suite chalets, we are a great option for a bush break near Hluhluwe.

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We have a BEST RATE GUARANTEE. If you have found us cheaper elsewhere we will give you an extra 5% off the cheapest rate.
Please call or email Emma on: 076 1641134 or

We are a small and friendly bush lodge in Hluhluwe with all of the essential comforts that make your stay with us a home from home, including a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and free WiFi. Please see below to see all of the facilities that are provided at Umkhumbi Lodge. From your dining needs to families travelling with kids, we have you covered.

The team at Umkhumbi strive to make your stay in Hluhluwe as comfortable as possible. We are a small bush lodge in a private nature reserve and the atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly. We welcome families – children of all ages are welcome and we have a selection of games and puzzles, as well as a pool table at the bar for them to enjoy while you relax and watch the sunset! They can also play with Shadow and Copper our resident staffies who will greet you enthusiastically!

Accommodation information

We have 2-sleeper chalets (1 King size bed or 2 single beds), or 4-sleeper family chalets. Relax on the veranda with views overlooking pristine unspoilt Sandforest. Some units are self-catering with a kitchen, others are non-self catering. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, with bath and separate shower. There is air-conditioning in all rooms. Help yourself to the complimentary tea and coffee facilities and there’s a fridge for you to store food and drink.


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