Situated on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe occupies a piece of pristine land in the celebrated Sabie Game Reserve. One of the most affordable accommodations in the wider area, Umkumbe certainly does not lack in either comfort or game viewing excellence.
Being a family-owned and operated safari lodge, knowledge of the leopard-famed area is well established, while excellent safari guides are expert big-cat trackers, photographers, and lovers of African wildlife. During winter, the river thins out and dries up, opening up a private view of copious elephant herds, lion prides, and buffaloes that wander the riverbed in front of the lodge.
In total, there are 10 rooms, some of which are interleading. The superior rooms each have an outdoor shower and four of them overlook the Sand River. The main area comprises a beautifully decked out pool area overlooking the Sand River, a cosy lounge and pool table, and patio.