Unwind and enjoy unique African safari experiences at Humala River Lodge

Humala River Lodge

Rest, relax and leave your worries behind when you escape to Humala River Lodge – a highly-recommended Mpumalanga game lodge providing memorable African safari experiences on the border with Swaziland.

Humala River Lodge is located in the Songimvelo Game Reserve, a 49 000ha malaria-free wildlife sanctuary with scenic landscapes. Its location makes for exclusive off-the-grid living – the ideal setting for digital detoxing, romantic honeymoons or family escapes.

Besides being a great way to practice social distancing, you will be happy to hear that they have also put in place various health protocols to protect you and your loved ones during your stay.

Accommodation at Humala River Lodge

There are two well-appointed accommodation options to choose from at the lodge.

There are 10 luxuriously-appointed River Lodge tented rooms, which can sleep two people in each one. They feature covered verandahs with lovely views of the valley below, lodge rooms with thatched roofs, canvass sides and wooden deck floors.

Or choose from their five Luxury Safari Tented Camp units, which offer similar amenities.

While the River Lodge rooms and Tented Camp units have different amenities, expect comforts such as cozy beds, linen, hairdryers, toiletries and towels.

See their accommodation rates HERE. Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Humala River Lodge

Guest facilities include a lounge, dining and bar areas. On hot summer days, you can cool off in their sparkling pool.

Note that guests are driven to the lodge on a game vehicle and cars are left at a secure parking at the reserve gate.

You can also visit their spa for amazing treatments.

Activities in the Songimvelo Game Reserve

At Humala River Lodge, you will find a lot of leisure activities to keep you occupied for days. The Songimvelo Game Reserve offers game drives, bush walks, birding and fishing opportunities.

There is also a Heritage Site, which you will enjoy exploring.

Reviews from previous Humala River Lodge guests

“Excellent location and amenities. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. The food and facilities were outstanding. Highly-recommended, we had a great weather throughout our stay. It’s located in the wilderness but not scary wilderness,” wrote Edith C on their TripAdvisor page.

Barb C added; “Accommodation’s very comfortable. Safari’s great, went on both Sunrise and Sunset Safari’s. Food in lodge delicious, portions just the right size. Pool to relax at between safari’s. Would definitely go back.”

Humala River Lodge is located at the Songimvelo Game Reserve, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 80 000 8710; email reservations@touchdown-africa.com or visit them online at www.humala.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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