Kuleni Game Park, previously known as Weavers Nature Park, is a 170 hectare private reserve located in the heart of southern Maputaland. Within 1 hour of Kuleni, you can be anywhere you want – on the beautiful beaches of Sodwana Bay or the famous Big 5 game reserve Hluhluwe-iMfolozi. Even the UNESCO World Heritage site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is within a ten minute drive of Kuleni Game Park. The park is home to warthdog, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and many more antelope species. There are no predators in the area, making it an excellent and safe environment for walks. In addition, there are 250 different bird species to find in the park, which makes it a perfect destination for bird lovers.
Surrounded by different game reserves with varied ecosystems of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, you will find 3-star Umkhumbi Lodge. In a short period of time, this lodge has become very popular among bird lovers due to the regular observations of ‘Twinspots’. Choose from a variety of activities, discover the rich Zulu culture, visit the historic battlefields of Isandlwani and Rorkes Drift or relax on the endless Indian Ocean sandy beaches. The lodge is built in an untouched sand forest with a central open-fronted ‘lapa’ housing the dining room and treetop bar and lounge from where guests can enjoy spectacular sunsets on the wooden deck.. All 12 rooms of the lodge are very spacious and comfortable, with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. Children of all ages are welcome at Umkhumbi Lodge.