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Somkhanda Game Reserve community owned reserve after a succession of successful land claims by the Gumbi Tribe. It is over 12000ha of pristine landscape well stocked with plenty of animals including elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo, wild dog...more
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Somkhanda game reserve for a two week educational field trip. There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this place, the animals, the scenery, the people, the food......, all incredible. We were so lucky to...More
Enjoyed every second of being here, can't wait to return! The staff are very knowledgable and can help if you would like to have a career in animal care. They can help in showing you how to volunteer and get you involved in programmes running....More
Situated in north east KwaZulu Natal is Somkhanda Game Reserve. The Gumbi Community owned reserve contains twelve thousand hectares of pristine bush. Being a relatively new conservation area the bush can be thick in places making ideal habitat for the game species it protects. There...More
Had an awesome time hiking in the game reserve with the game rangers and staying in the tented camp called Scotia. Quite a beautiful relaxing spot in the bush. Warm showers and average toilets with an awesome view were perfect for the weekend. Saw plenty...More
Somkhanda, or Milimani, used to be home. It was wonderful to revisit the lodge and the reserve and made to feel so welcome. Thank you Bonnie and Abe for all the effort you put into serving us lunch in the bush, over-looking the famous air-strip....More
I have once more returned from South Africa and as most times a visit to Somkhanda. It is allways a pleasure to stay there for some days. The staff, all of them, are friendly, the food very good, it is clean and quiet. Hopefully I...More
A friend and I stayed here for two nights/3 days in September, as part of a larger group of friends. A truly peaceful place. Due to the extreme heat, our sightings weren't as prolific as they would have been if the weather had been less...More
Had to write this as I've just seen a very negative review and completely disagree. The people who complained had been looking at 5 star game lodges, need to look at your tour bookers & not at the reserve. Bishops school from CT just hosted...More
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Somkhanda, Owner at Somkhanda Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016
Thank you very much for highlighting so beautifully what Somkhanda and African Insight stand for. Somkhanda is a special place for a special kind of experience.