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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONSabi Sand Private Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPANo
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYNo Children under 5 yearsMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • 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.
  • The accommodation is clean, comfortable and suitable for guests looking for a well priced and affordable option in the Sabi Sand. All the rooms are en-suite and airconditioned and have full electricity.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May - 31 December 2018 Standard Room R 2,999 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Superior Room R 3,388 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Accommodation
• All meals
• Game Walks & Drives
• Teas & Coffees
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• The will be a 50% single supplement for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children over 12years and older will pay full adult rate.
• Children 05 to under 12 years old will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Children 5 years and older allowed on Game Drives at the discretion of Lodge Management.
• No babysitting facilities.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game Viewing
• Bird Watching
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking. .
• A Sabi Sand Shaws Gate Levy of R 120.00 per person and a Gate vehicle levy of R 280.00 per vehicle are payable directly at Shaws Gate, in cash or by Visa / Mastercard credit cards. Subject to change without prior notice.
• A Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution Fee of R 57.00 per person per night will be added to guests/agents invoice before arrival for prepayment. (Subject to change)
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
6 hour drive from Johannesburg to the lodge. Fly from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town to Nelspruit, Johannesburg/Cape Town to Hoedspruit or Skukuza Airport and get a road transfer to the camp.

ACCOMMODATION
7 x Standard Chalets
5 x Superior Suites

ABOUT UMKUMBE SAFARI LODGE

Umkumbe Safari Lodge has 12 rooms and can sleep up to 30 guests. Five of the rooms are Superior Suites and suitable for families with children as they have extra sleeper couches. There are also rooms with inter-leading doors. The rooms all have small verandahs with table and chairs enabling. There is a indoor lounge with couches on which to relax, as well as a snooker table. An outdoor sitting area has views of the Sand River and a help yourself tea & coffee station. There are two dining areas, one being the boma and the other an outdoor area under thatch. The bar is fully stocked and guests are encouraged to help themselves via an honesty bar service. The lodge does have wifi, however it is intermittent. There is a large deck area with tables and chairs and also a wonderful pool with a view with sun loungers. Further away are more tables and chairs under a shade, and with beautiful views of the riverbed. For the fitness minded, there is a gym.

ABOUT THE SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares 50km of unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park and animals are at liberty to go wherever they wish - but they tend to stay right where they are! This is because the Sand River and Sabi River supply much needed water in the dry season and create an eco-system with one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations in Southern Africa. This is the reason why it is quite possible to see the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant) as well as numerous other animals and birds in a couple of days, or even a couple of hours in Sabi Sand.


LODGE FEATURES

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Boma
  • Gym
  • Snooker table
  • In door & out door lounge
  • Bar

ROOM FEATURES

  • Air conditioning
  • Luxury bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Indoor shower
  • Leisure deck
  • Superior suites have outdoor en-suite showers







GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS

FROM JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA

Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank / eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast / eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit / Mbombela. At Nelspruit / Mbombela, turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin / Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40 and drive towards Hazyview and follow as per the below.

FROM HAZYVIEW

Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a thatched shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto the Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road.

Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw’s Gate. For all visitors, there is a cash entrance fee payable of R50 per person (subject to change) to enter the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is payable at the entrance gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay a R190 per vehicle entrance fee, also payable in cash at the entrance gate. Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve. Allow between 30-50 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way – if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

FROM KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40 and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.

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