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Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge is perfectly situated in one of the best Big Five game viewing destinations in Africa.
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Free parking
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Luilekker, Kruger National Park South Africa
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Skukuza Airport7 mi
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport10 mi
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We have just spent 2 days at Umkumbe experiencing spectacular game viewing and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Danie was a superb guide with so much knowledge and experience to impart and share. Loved his amazing respect for the Bush and one of the best things about our stay
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Just what you want in a safari lodge! Excellent rangers and trackers (mine were Shawn and Joseph and they were the BEST!!! 👍🏽) and good grub. Nice, very comfortable rooms and cabins with views of a river delta with a resident hippo! Only the gym was a bit lacking. (If you’re
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We both had an amazing time at Umkumbe safari lodge,Jade our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly,as was Moses the tracker,we saw loads of animals,the highlight being the wild dogs hunting and a close encounter with an elephant. Our room was lovely with fantastic views and
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We arrived at Umkumbe in Sabi Sands around 2PM and were kindly met by Miles and Jeffery. Miles showed us to our room and explained what to expect in the Camp and our game drives. We met Mies at 4:30PM for our first game drive. We had only traveled a few hundred feet when we
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Staying 2 nights at this lodge. The staff was really friendly in welcoming us. We went on 4 safari’s and 1 bushwalk. All of them where super experiences. The animals were so close you could almost touch them. The guide really went the extra mile to find the animals. Greatest
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Bed in Room 5
uitzicht vanaf de veranda van "LION".......
View from the patio as well as some of the rooms - elephant herd crossing the river bank
porch from the Lion Room
een hele familie op stap in de rivierbedding
Hi Lauren Skukuza is a lot closer - about an hour drive from Umkumbe. Nelspruit is about 2.5 hour drive. The flights into Nelspruit are generally less expensive than into Skukuza. Hope that helps. The Umkumbe Team
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Yes our reservations office can arrange transfers from the airports to Umkumbe return for you. And we do cater for vegetarians as well.
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Do you serve lunch and dinner?
Hi Bridget Yes all meals are included in the rate. You will have a light breakfast before morning game drive, then a brunch when you return and then a light lunch later in the day, followed by dinner in the evening after returning from your game drive. Regards The Umkumbe Team
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Is there air conditioning in the rooms?
Hi - yes there is. Regards
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Hi Marie Please see the cost of beers at Umkumbe below: BEERS Black Label Cans R 25.00 Castle Lager Cans R 25.00 Castle Light Cans R 25.00 Heineken Cans R 25.00 Windhoek Lager Cans R 25.00 Windoek Draught Cans R 25.00 Thats in South African Rands. Hope that helps? The Umkumbe team
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"Try choose a room on the river side for better animal sighting"
"We loved Lion which was on the furthest corner of the small campus and therefore closest to wildlife."
"rooms facing the river"
"Close to the main lounge"
"The price was part of the tour. Hard to judge overall expense on that basis."
US$497 - US$620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
umkumbe safari hotel sabi sand game reserve
South AfricaKruger National ParkSabi Sand Game Reserve
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