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About Umkumbe Bush Lodge

Umkumbe Bush Lodge is an immersive glamping safari located in one of the best game-viewing destinations in the Greater Kruger region, the renowned Sabie Game Reserve. Resting comfortably under a canopy of indigenous trees in the southern stretches of the reserve, on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Bush Lodge offers an authentic African safari with a luxurious twist.

With an intimate number of just 10 tented-style suites, varying in size and splendour, Umkumbe Bush Lodge offers an intimate retreat for lovers of nature and wildlife. Each suite features spacious sleeping and living areas, en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks, while the main lodge area offers a bar, a dining space where delicious meals are served, a firepit boma and a refreshing swimming pool.

Umkumbe Bush Lodge Setting

Umkumbe Bush Lodge is located in the Sabie Game Reserve, within the borders of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa, and unfenced from the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. Overlooking a waterhole, Umkumbe Bush Lodge is perfectly situated in one of the best Big Five game viewing destinations in Africa.

Guests have the opportunity to explore both the Kruger National Park and Sabie Game Reserve on daily game drives and guided bush walks, since the lodge is located in an incredibly scenic part of the reserve, with easy access to the vast landscapes – winding dry riverbeds, shaded woodlands open savanna plains and riverine thickets.

What's included

  • All meals
  • Two safari game drives per day
  • Tea and coffee


  • Home away from home

    If you are looking for a relaxing family break with a comfortable home away from home feeling, this lodge is for you. The staff are very friendly and attentive to make sure all your needs are catered for. The bush lodge tents are comfortable and the treehouse lounge and boma are great to eat and relax in.

    Conservio.com review

    Monique D.

Umkumbe Bush Lodge impact highlights

Sharing a border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve comprises 65,000 hectares of protected wilderness; pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s who have built a legacy of the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa.

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