Facilities & Activities

Get lost in the African experience

Being off the grid has never felt this good! At Humala River Lodge your day will be made up of leisurely activities, great food and as much rest and relaxation you have time for. Here’s what a typical day at Humala River Lodge looks like:

05:00 - Wakeup call 05:30 - Tea/ coffee with rusks/muffins 06:00 - Morning Game Activity 10:00 - Brunch 15:00 - High Tea – served with a selection of sweet and savoury pastries 16:00 - Afternoon Game Activity 19:30 - Dinner

Times are subject to change depending on seasons, weather etc.

Don’t forget to make time for these fun-filled activities and area attractions:


Archaeological, Cultural and Historical Safaris

Guests have the opportunity to visit some of the truly ancient rock formations, San paintings and village-type ruins dating back more than 1000 years. These tours are highly informative and capitalise on the abundant archaeological, historic and cultural significance of the Reserve.


More than 330 bird species have been recorded in the Reserve. Some of the more important bird species include the White Stork, Yellow-billed Stork, Bald Ibis, Bat Hawk, Martial Eagle, African Finfoot, Stanley’s Bustard and Blue Swallow.


The boma is situated approximately 100m from the dining area and here you can spend evenings around a crackling fire meeting new people or just taking in the moment. Be sure to join us for a night of entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday when we have a boma meal and dance alongside the Swazi dancers as they put up an awesome show for our guests.

Central Guest Facilities

The heartbeat of the lodge is the central guest facilities, which consist of a reception, lounge, dining and bar area. During hot days you can cool off in the sparkling pool and enjoy the quiet surrounds.

Environmental Awareness

This highly informative wilderness experience, led by seasoned field rangers with a wealth of bush wisdom, provides guests with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the factors relating to the conservation of our natural resources. The environmental issues covered during this intensive wilderness experience include the basic development of plant communities, the animal factor in veld management, medicinal and nutritive values of plants and herbs, man’s vital role in conserving and managing protected areas, identification of vegetation changes as well as historical and cultural facts of the region.


Test your fly-fishing skills against the sought-after wild Yellow Fish in the Komati River. All fishing is done with barbless hooks and a catch and release policy is strictly practised. Rods and Flies are available for hire.

Game Drives

There are two daily game drives included in your stay. All game drives are under the supervision of qualified guides and undertaken in purpose build game drive vehicles. Don’t miss the opportunity to spot various game such as buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra and many more. Remember your binoculars, camera and something warm to wear.
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Game Walks

Game walks are led by highly knowledgeable field guides, with the focus being on identifying different plant species, animal spoor and the abundant bird life.