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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

My family and I just returned from South Africa where we spent three nights of our ten-day vacation at Umkumbe Lodge. It was nothing short of fantastic! I can honestly say that I can't think of a single negative during our time there. The rooms are beautiful and clean. The relaxation areas are comfortable and welcoming. The food was delicious...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

I could write a novel about what an incredible experience we had with our family of 23 at this place. From the guides(mauritz, Bradley, and Lezel) spotters, kitchen staff and all of the other staff and owners, and the accommodations- this place is the place to go to experience "Kruger". The guides go above and beyond to make sure to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Had a fantastic time at Umkumbe, the staff are friendly and dedicated to the job. With Marius and Moses leading our group we got to see so much and even during the quiet moments it was lovely just driving around the grounds. The food is home made and very satisfying after coming back from a drive. I will admit that...

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Burke, Virginia
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Just returned from 3 nights at Umkumbe with my daughter (20) and can't say enough about what an awesome experience we had! The room and property are gorgeous (10 cabins). We saw the Big 5 on our first two game drives and many more animals. Cameron was a fantastic guide and went out of his way to make sure my...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The lodge and accommodation is old and tired. We booked adjoining rooms but found we had been all put in one room and that our children were sleeping on camp beds, despite several approaches to management we were unable to resolve this matter.(The lodge was full) We took the matter up with our agent and after 5 months we were...

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1Thank Helimed1
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Beautiful property and very comfortable rooms. Excellent meal buffets 3 times a day. Filtered water always available, and have honor bar. Small pool and great deck overlooking the river where game often passes by. Vervet monkeys in the trees. Vehicles for game drives have like stadium seating and open top. Excellent game trackers. Saw a variety of animals including rhino,...

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Thank JimGsm
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I stayed a few weeks ago with friends for three nights and had an incredible stay!! Umkumbe really has thought of everything, their attention to detail was very much appreciated. The room was great - spacious, clean and we had multiple visitors outside our door (warthogs, elephants and buffalo!) The food was fantastic - all of the meals were well...

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1Thank Stephanie C
Vienne, France
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We finished our 2 weeks Safari Trip at the Umkumbe Safari Lodge and it was a magic end !!! In addition to a perfect accommodation, Marius and his Tracker allowed us to discover something other than standard safari. The possibility to see the Big 5 in 24 hours then the tracking down of a cheetah and two lions during their...

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Thank Cyrille T
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 April 2015

If you find yourself in South Africa, you absolutely have to book a few safaris. And if you are booking safaris, there's no place better than Umkumbe. With Lezel as our guide, we got to spot almost all the big-five--a rollicking pair of rhinos, a solitary lion, a ravenous cheetah eating its kill, an elephant in heat (among others), and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We arrived in time for a late lunch and watched elephants meandering past us before we had finished the main course! The day got better as we found a leopard eating a waterbuck on the first drive, with 4 of the Big 5 in the first 2 hours. Day 2 was better with leopard and cub in a tree with...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Address: Luilekker Farm | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: £334 - £451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umkumbe Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Umkumbe Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Umkumbe Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“suites overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles 544catherine, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms facing the river are best”
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“Ask for Lion Chalet for good view of the river (requires Guide escort at night) or Chalet 3 if you don't want to be escorteed”
 of 5 bubbles lriglevart, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for a river facing room,”
 of 5 bubbles alunh960, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Standard: small, good river view. Luxury: bigger, face the road. But enjoyable to hangout at common areas with staff & guests anyway.”
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