Umzolozolo Safari Lodge

Aerial view of the Umzolozolo lodge and the swimming pool
  • 4 star
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  • 1
  • R 2 500
  • No
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Main Lodge Pool
  • Yes
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  • All the air conditioned rooms have large picture windows to maximize game viewing!

    Luxury suite bedroom with a view
    from: R 2 500 per person sharing
  • Looking for an extra special room for your honeymoon or important anniversary? Check out the Presidential suite at Umzolozolo!

    Foam Bath with a view
    Stone bath with breathtaking views
  • From the moment you arrive, to the very last minute you spend at the lodge, you are treated like royalty! Honestly, the front of house staff knew our names within MINUTES of us arriving, the accommodation was superb, the food was sublime, the service was perfection.

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About Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge

Perched on top of a hill, Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge boasts a rim flow pool overlooking a valley where you can enjoy a refreshing swim while looking over the Nambiti Game Reserve.

Umzolozolo is an intimate, privately owned, luxury game lodge where you will be able to enjoy the biodiversity of the reserve in near solitude. Experienced, enthusiastic game rangers will accompany you on game drives in open topped 4×4 game viewers, tracking the Big 5 and sharing their vast knowledge of the surrounding wildlife.

All of the luxurious suites offer a private deck, air conditioning, large baths with views, indoor and romantic outdoor showers. Each unit is equipped with a mini bar fridge, tea-and- coffee making facilities.

The lodge "specialises" in romantic getaways, honeymoons, wedding anniversaries!
The lodge features 4 luxury suites, 4 luxury chalets, as well as a presidential suite (with a private jacuzzi) all secluded and free standing. All the air conditioned rooms have large picture windows to maximize game viewing. In addition to a private bathroom, each suite has an outdoor shower, so guests are able to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush and the "African experience".

The lodge offers 3 meals daily served either in the main lodge restaurant, outdoors in the bush, on the deck around the pool or in the boma under the stars around a campfire.

At Umzolozolo, the emphasis is on personal service.

At the main lodge building you can enjoy the magnificent views from the expansive wooden decks or enjoy the rim flow swimming pool, while sipping cocktails.
Perhaps enjoy an indulgent body massage in the Health Spa.

During your stay you will be assured of a superb culinary bush or boma experience as the chef conjures up master pieces to delight the palate. Guests enjoy 4 exquisite meals a day.
A full English breakfast, buffet lunch and a scrumptious dinner, as well as a pre morning-drive spread and savoury snacks on the afternoon game drive

    Activities at Umzolozolo Lodge
  • The Game viewing is in open vehicles which gives guests the opportunity of viewing fauna and flora in all directions.
  • Two scheduled Safaris (game drives) are included in the rate pppn. (maximum of 10 guests per game viewer)
  • Guided or self-guided Birding Walks within the fenced area.
  • Fishing (seasonal).
  • Birding
  • Night drives with 24 hour notice on request (if approved by the reserve)

Children and Game Drives at Umzolozolo Lodge

Children can only be accommodated in a Luxury Chalet. Children under 4 stay free of charge and children aged 4 to 12 pay reduced rates.
Children from the age of 13 pay full adult rates and will be accommodated in their own rooms.

There is a separate children’s menu at the lodge. If a child decides to order from the main menu, there will be an extra charge.

Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN ON GAME DRIVES

Children from the age of 4 years will be allowed on game drives, HOWEVER, this will be at the discretion of the game ranger and lodge manager and whether they feel the child is mature enough to be on a game drive.


Check-in/ Check-out

Lunch is included on the day of arrival, however it is NOT included on day of departure.
Please try and arrive at the lodge well before 14h00 in order to give yourself enough time for lunch and to make the afternoon game drive.

  • Umzolozolo Check-in: from 12h30 – 14h00
  • Umzolozolo Check-out: from 10h30 – 11h00

Your Day at Umzolozolo

5am (Summer) / 6am (Winter): Morning Game Drive
Start your day with a steaming freshly ground cup of coffee at the main lodge. Choose from a variety of homemade rusks and biscuits while you get ready for your morning game drive.
the game drive will last approx 2 hours.

8.30am (Summer) /9.30am (Winter): Breakfast
Breakfast is served, on the deck or the veranda depending on the weather. Enjoy a selection of fresh fruits, yoghurt’s, cereals, freshly baked pastries, muffins, cheeses and preserves and a full English breakfast to order as well as the chefs creative daily specialty!
After breakfast you can enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, enjoy some time round the pool or simply catch up on some sleep

1.30pm (Summer and Winter): Lunch
Lunch is served on the deck, veranda or around the pool ( weather dependant). there will be a variety of crisp colourful salads, fresh homemade breads and delectable meat dishes to choose from and just in case that isn't enough there is usually something sweet and decadent to end off the meal as well!
Selecting your sun downer drinks for your afternoon game drive.

4.30pm (Summer) / 3pm (Winter): Afternoon Game Drive
Relax in the back of the open topped 4×4 game viewer and look out for game as the light becomes soft golden. As the sun goes down your ranger will find somewhere to stop for the traditional sun downer. As dusk settles in you will return in the dark and hopefully enjoy some nocturnal wildlife encounters.
Your game drive will be approximately 2 hours before you return to freshen up for dinner.

7.30pm: Dinner, a 4 course dining experience!
On return from your afternoon drive, you can choose to go to your suite to freshen up or make your way to the boma and enjoy a drink round the roaring fire. Pre-dinner drinks are served by the glowing light of the fire before dinner is served. Dinner is served, either under the stars in the boma, in the lounge by the fire place (depending on the weather) or a romantic candlelight dinner for two can be arranged in the privacy of your suite.
Feel free to retire to your suite when the need takes you.

Check-in/ Check-out

Lunch is included on the day of arrival, and not on the day of departure.
Please can you try to get to the lodge, before 14h00 to avoid missing the afternoon game drive.

  • Umzolozolo Check-in: 12h30 – 14h00
  • Umzolozolo Check-out: 10h30 – 11h00

Extras

All extras to be settled directly with the Lodge unless pre arranged with Nambiti.info Reservations

 

What are the best rates for Umzolozolo Lodge?

SA Res Rates | 1 Sep 2021 - 10 December 2021

  • Luxury Chalet
    Adults: R 2 500 per night<
  • Suite
    Adults: R 2 800 per night<

Children at the Lodge
  • Children can only be accommodated in the Luxury Chalets.
  • Children under 4 stay free of charge
  • Children aged 4 to 12 pay reduced rates, please ask for details
  • Children from the age of 13 pay full adult rates
  • There is a special "kids menu" for children under the age of 13.
  • Orders from the main menu by children under 13, will incur an extra charge.
Children on game drives

Children from the age of 4 years will be allowed on game drives, HOWEVER, this will be at the discretion of the game ranger and lodge manager and whether they feel the child is mature enough to be on a game drive.


Normal Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transfers from Woodlands Gate Car Park to the Lodge on date of arrival and return transfer on departure.
  • Accommodation as per booking.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
  • Teas, coffee and cakes.
  • Two game drives per day with hot drinks, sundowners and snacks on game drives.

Exclusions

  • Rhino Conservation Levy ( See below )
  • Tours and Transfers not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any alcoholic or soft drinks from the bar or on game drives
  • Curio & personal purchases
  • Baby sitting service – subject to availability
    Conservation Levy/ Rhino Protection Levy ( Excluded from normal rates )
  • Nambiti Rhino Protection Levy is R 70 (including VAT) per person per night
  • Payable directly at the lodge on the day of departure
  • Subject to change without notice.

Room Types

4 Luxury Chalets, 4 Luxury Suites, 1 Presidential Suite

Bedroom of the Luxury Chalet at Umzolozolo Lodge
2 adults

Luxury Chalet

The luxurious chalets have one large bedroom in addition to a lounge area, perfect for couples. Families can be accommodated, as there are pull out beds in the main bedroom. These chalets can also be made into twin rooms.
Guest amenities, Hairdryer, House cleaning daily, Valley views, King-size bed, 2 persons, Private Balcony, Bath and shower indoors, Outdoor shower, Air-conditioning, Tea/coffee station, Mini bar fridge

Bed inside of the Luxury Suite at Umzolozolo Lodge
2 adults

Luxury Suite

4 beautifully decorated, modern luxury suites set high on the hill top with their own decks, and breathtaking views of the valley below. The suites are in total seclusion and offer guests relaxing privacy.
Guest amenities, Hair-dryer, House cleaning daily, Valley views, King-size bed, 2 persons, Private Balcony, Bath and shower indoors, Outdoor shower, Air-conditioning, Tea/coffee station, Mini bar fridge

Spa Bath inside the Presidential Suite at Umzolozolo Lodge
2 adults

Presidential Suite

4 beautifully decorated, modern luxury suites set high on the hill top with their own decks, and breathtaking views of the valley below. The suites are in total seclusion and offer guests relaxing privacy.
Guest amenities, Hair-dryer, House cleaning daily, Valley views, King-size bed, 2 persons, Private balcony, Bath + shower indoors, Outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, Air-conditioning, Tea/coffee station, Mini bar fridge, Indoor fireplace