Trip Summary

2-nights at Umkumbe Safari Lodge, located in one of Africa's premier game viewing reserves - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Includes all meals and twice daily game drives. 

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge is perfectly situated in one of the best big five game viewing destinations in Africa.

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the seasonal Sand River. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the river bed. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, lounge, bar and dining area and the traditional boma, where guests will be served delicious and hearty South African meals. 

The reserve is home to the ‘big five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area. 

There is a boma area, bar, lounge and outdoor dining room, as well as gym for the fitness minded. A small outdoor lounge also has a tea and coffee station for guests to help themselves. There is a swimming pool lined with sun loungers, inviting guests to sit back and relax during the hot summer afternoons.

Safari Experience
One of the main aims of going on safari is to go on a game drive. On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This means that they are used to the vehicle approaching them and know that it never causes them harm. All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 game viewers, which allow for  360 degree views of wildlife and wilderness. 

Two game drives are offered per day. On the morning drive there is a stop for coffee and on the afternoon drive you will stop for sundowners. After sundowners guests will get to experience a night drive. The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. You can see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bush babies, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.

For the more energetic, each day after breakfast there is the option of a morning bush walk, which is in ENGLISH only. The walk is an opportunity to experience the bushveld at close quarters. All walking safaris are led by qualified rangers. They will explain the animal tracks and what animals passed through during the night, in addition to the sophistication of termite mounds and other interesting facets of the bush that go unnoticed on game drives. 

Additional Information

Valid for SADC residents only
Price based on Best Available Rates (BAR) and subject to change
All rates are commisionable to travel agents and advisors 
Subject to availability at the time of booking

Terms and Conditions: 
Prices are per person sharing, subject to change, currency fluctuations and room type availability.
The exact amount will be confirmed at the time of booking. 
Advance purchase, peak or high season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply
Price valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.

For standard Terms and Conditions please refer to: https://www.southernafrica360.com/terms-conditions/  E&OE

Price

Price for a 2-night stay

Valid until 31 December 2021

R 5 000.00 per person sharing
R 2 500.00 per child aged 5-11 years (no children under 5)

Includes:

2 nights accommodation including 15% VAT and bed levies
All meals
Twice daily game drives
Game Walks 

Excludes:

Transfers
All drinks
Gratuities
Conservation levies and entrances fees:
- Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution: R69 per person per night (will be added to your invoice and this contribution goes towards conservation initiatives within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and surrounding areas.)
- Sabi Sand Shaws Gate levy: R140 per person (payable direct at Shaws in cash or credit card. Visa or MasterCard)
- Sabi Sand Shaws Gate vehicle levy: R310 per vehicle if self-driving (payable direct at Shaws in cash or credit card. Visa or MasterCard)

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