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Umbhaba Lodge

Umbhaba Lodge
Taryn Knight
Contact No: +27 (0)13 737 7636
Fax: +27 (0)86 664 3881
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Nestled in a tranquil valley in the heart of the Lowveld, lies a place that all visitors dream of returning to. On the edge of the misty Drakensberg Mountains, flows the majestic Sabie River Valley and it's on a hillside overlooking this valley that you'll find the magnificent Umbhaba Lodge.

The peace and tranquility at Umbhaba, along with the seclusion of the Lowveld is the ideal departure point for excursions in to the Kruger National Park , the majestic Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Pot Holes. Umbhaba is the ideal romantic wedding venue, offering thirty luxury rooms to accommodate couple and guests.

Thirty suites are tastefully decorated, each in individual style. All rooms are temperature controlled for your comfort and are surrounded by flowing waterfalls and lush subtropical gardens.

The Induna Honeymoon Suite, sprawling over three levels, comprises a romantic spa bath, en suite bathroom and mini bar. The private patio presents a welcome opportunity for relaxing with a sundowner, while embracing the abundance of bird and animal life after a day of game viewing.

The Induna Honeymoon Suite, sprawling over three levels, comprises an open fireplace, en suite bathroom, mini bar and spa bath. The private patio presents a welcome opportunity for relaxing with a sundowner, while embracing the abundance of bird and animal life after a day of game viewing.

The African Tribal Suites are spacious with separate lounges and bedrooms, a fire place on either side, four poster beds, en-suite bathrooms, twin showers and sunken window baths with spectacular sunset views of the breathtaking Sabie Valley and mystical hippo pools.

Reflecting the history of majestic elephants found in the Kruger National Park through the years , the Tusker Rooms have sunken corner baths and private patios surrounded by the sounds of cascading waterfalls water features.

Enjoy a cocktail, glass of port or ice cold beer in the bar or lounge after a day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park. With an inviting fire place, comfortable lounge and a wooden deck with exquisite view, this is the perfect venue to reminisce about the day’s excitement.

Activities in this breathtaking natural setting include day and night safaris, helicopter excursions, hot air ballooning, fishing, hiking and horse riding.


From Johannesburg, take the N12 highway towards eMalahleni (Witbank), after which the road becomes the N4 to Nelspruit.

Stay on the N4, passing eMalahleni (Witbank), the Middelburg toll gate (R33,00), Shell Ultra City,Middelburg, Belfast, Engen One Stop, Milly's Star Stop, Machadodorp and the Machadodorp toll gate (R49,00),Waterval Boven, Waterval Onder and the Ngodwana Sappi Station. When entering Nelspruit, carry on past the first traffic light and turn left at the second set of traffic lights onto the R40 road. Proceed on the R40 to White River. Upon entering White River, turn left at the first traffic light, marked Uplands College. Approx. 200m.Further is the next traffic light, turn right (marked Hazyview, Baghdad Cafe, Kruger National Park). Pass the first traffic light. At the second traffic light, the road connects with the R40. Turn left towards Hazyview. Carry on straight on the R40. Proceed straight on towards Hazyview and about 43 kms after White River (2 km before Hazyview) on the left hand side of the road, you will see the Lodge.

  • Bar
  • Chapel
  • Children Allowed
  • Honeymoon Suites
  • In-house Caterer
  • Indoor Wedding Venue
  • Onsite Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Smoking Area
  • Specialised Service for International Brides
  • Suitable for Small / Intimate Weddings
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Dance Floor
  • Gazebo
  • In-house Coordinator
  • Marquee
  • Outdoor Wedding Venue
  • Spa


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"Andrew and I would like to say an incredibly BIG THANK YOU to you and your TEAM for making our wedding the perfect weekend! Umbhaba Lodge really is fantastic! The food was brilliant, the service was immaculate and the venue of course very beautiful". We're so pleased we chose your venue and had you as our wedding co-ordinator. Sorry we never got to say goodbye in person, but I hope you got the flowers we left.

Many many thanks

Best regards


Angi & Andrew Hill

15 August 2015

From the moment we drove through your gate, we (Olivia and Dimitrus) knew that this was the place we wanted to get married.

Not only because of the beautiful setting but the welcoming and professional attitudes of every person we met. You truly gave our wedding day a personal touch and made it beyond our wildest dreams. We know it can't be easy dealing with stress-out brides, but you made us feel comfortable and at home all the time. From the beautiful grounds,the amazing and the exceptional service, you really made our dreams come true. Taryn you went out of your way to make sure that our day was absolutely perfect.

We received so many comments from our guests mostly about the delicious, warm and wonderful food. From the bottom of our hearts we say THANK YOU and keep the good work up

Hi Taryn

Wow!!! What a venue... it truly is amazing!!!!

Jeanine Mccarthy

Wedding date: 25th April

Dear Taryn thank you so much for the lovely stay! Michelle Bimray 18th October

Dear Taryn, Thank you so much for taking the time on Friday to show us around. You have a very positive energy! Thank you! Your place is beautiful Lize Josling


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