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 leisure 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:


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.

Night Game Drives

A truly special experience where you can observe the nocturnal animals and see what the get up to at night. The night drives take place daily from 20:00 – 23:00 and costs R350 per person.

River Bush Walk

Highly knowledgeable field guides lead game walks, with the focus being on identifying different plant species, animal spoor and the abundant bird life. It’s an easy walk along a game track path next to the Komati River. These guided walks take place daily from 11:00 – 13:00 and costs R200 per person.

Rock Art Site Walk

Guests have the opportunity to visit some of the nearby 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 Songimvelo Nature Reserve.The 3 – 4 hour long guided walks take place on Sundays and costs R350 per person. Your guide will advise on the time depending on weather and season. Please note that this walk is not suitable for unfit people or guests with medical conditions.


More than 330 bird species have been recorded in the Songimvelo Nature 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.


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 (R150 per rod). A guide will take guests out between 11:00 and 13:00 each day.
Please Note:
  • All activity bookings to be done at the bar counter at least six hours before the start of the activity.
  • All guests must make sure that they are aware of the clothing requirements for each activity.
  • Payment can be in cash when booking, or can be included on final invoice to be paid during check-out.