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Umkumbe Safari Lodge 4-day Safari Tour

From ZAR 20800
ZAR 25980 Per Single Traveller

2023 Rates

ZAR 18940 Per Person Sharing
ZAR 23160 Per Single Traveller

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4 Days


Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg




Incredible river views and wildlife sightings await you at South Africa’s best wildlife reserve.


Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Sand River in the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve. You may see the “big five” in one of the nicest settings in all of southern Africa if you travel to Umkumbe.

Because it is run by its owners, your 4-day stay at Umkumbe Safari Lodge will be genuine, homey, and authentically South African. The seasonal Sand River, visible from most of the ten chalets and rooms, is home to a variety of wildlife, including hippos, buffalo, antelope, and elephants. The traditional boma, where hearty South African meals are served, is only one of the many amenities available to guests, along with a swimming pool, lounge, bar, and eating area.

The reserve provides a haven for many species, including the “big five” (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog, birds, and native vegetation. Though there is no fencing around the lodge, children can play safely because elephants and other large animals are kept away by a trip wire. However, you may count on seeing the occasional warthog, antelope, or small mammal.

All of the lodge’s amenities revolve around the seasonal Sand River with daily sightings of various animals grazing in the riverbed.

The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests in 10 chalets or rooms, the majority of which have a small veranda with camping chairs and views of the river, while others have views of a small plains area with a watering hole.

The accommodation is comfortable and ideal for those looking for a good value. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are air-conditioned. Some rooms are designed to accommodate families or small groups of three friends by providing separate but connected rooms.

Umkumbe has three Standard rooms and seven Superior rooms, the latter of which are larger and have outdoor en-suite showers.

You might also like our 3-Day Umkumbe Lodge Safari Tour or 5-Day Umkumbe Lodge Safari Tour.


DAY 1: Johannesburg – Umkumbe Safari Lodge (approximately 450 kilometres)

You will be picked up in Johannesburg and driven east along the N4 motorway through the Gauteng and Mpumalanga Highvelds, down the escarpment, and into the scenic Lowveld to the reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.

The drive will take about six hours, with stops for refreshments. After arriving at the lodge around midday, you will have time to freshen up and relax before embarking on your first afternoon game drive in the reserve in an open safari vehicle.

If the weather permits, a delicious starlit dinner will be served at the lodge.

You spend the night in luxury at Umkumbe Safari Lodge, and your package includes lunch and dinner.


DAY 2 and 3: Umkumbe Safari Lodge

You will be woken up early and have just enough time for a hot beverage and rusks before departing on a 3-hour game drive to see the sun rise in the east.

After brunch, you can spend the rest of the day at the pool or lazing around before heading out for an afternoon game drive with an expert guide, returning in time for another dinner under the stars.

You stay in the luxurious Umkumbe Safari Lodge and your package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


DAY 4: Umkumbe Safari Lodge – Johannesburg

You get up early, grab a hot beverage and rusk, and head out on your final morning game drive. You return to the lodge for breakfast after witnessing the sunrise before departing for Johannesburg. You will arrive at your drop-off location around 17:00.

Today’s deal includes breakfast at the lodge.


  • Transfers from any Johannesburg address
  • Accommodation in standard units
  • Morning and afternoon safaris
  • Bush walks, if available
  • Meals as per itinerary


  • All conservation fees
  • Upgrades from basic accommodations
  • All personal purchases
  • All beverages
  • Optional extras such as a Panorama Route tour
  • Gratuities
  • Visas if required

Good to know:

You will be picked up and dropped off at any agreed-upon location in Johannesburg.

The collection time in Johannesburg is between 06:30 and 07:30, and the drop-off time is between 17:00 and 18:00.

Important: If you intend to depart from OR Tambo International Airport on the final day of the safari tour, it is best to book a domestic flight that departs after 19:30 or an international flight that departs after 21:00.



Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in a 4 day safari at Umkumbe Safari Lodge?

The exact inclusions of a 4-day safari at Umkumbe Safari Lodge may vary depending on the specific package or tour chosen, but typically the following is included: 3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily game drives in open safari vehicles, daily housekeeping services, laundry services, conservation and park fees, transfers to and from Umkumbe lodge from the nearest airport or town.


What type of accommodation can I expect on a 4day safari at Umkumbe Safari Lodge?

Umkumbe Safari Lodge offers various types of accommodations for safari guests, including: Air-conditioned chalets with en-suite bathrooms and a private deck. Family chalets for families or small groups and unique, open-air air-conditioned Treehouses overlooking the Sand River.


What safety precautions should I take during my 4day safari experience at Umkumbe Safari Lodge?

While Umkumbe Safari Lodge takes all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of its guests, it is still important to follow some basic safety guidelines during your 4-day safari experience. Here are some safety precautions you should consider:

  1. Follow the instructions of your safari guide: Your guide is experienced in navigating the bush and will provide you with essential safety information, including what to do in case of emergency. Follow their instructions at all times.
  2. Keep a safe distance from wild animals: Always keep a safe distance from wildlife and never approach them on foot. Remember that these are wild animals and can be unpredictable.
  3. Do not leave your room at night without an escort: Umkumbe Safari Lodge is situated in a wildlife reserve, and wild animals may roam the area at night. Always request an escort from the lodge staff if you need to leave your room after dark.
  4. Use insect repellent: Mosquitoes and other insects are common in the bush, and it is important to protect yourself from insect bites by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved clothing in the evenings.
  5. Stay hydrated: It is important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during your safari experience, especially during hot weather. Umkumbe Safari Lodge provides bottled water for its guests.
  6. Respect the environment: Remember to respect the environment and not litter. This helps to preserve the natural habitat and ensures that it remains pristine for future generations to enjoy.

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