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Review of Khaya Umdani Guest Houses

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Khaya Umdani Guest Houses
Ranked #1 of 8 Marloth Park B&B and Inns
Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
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“Fantastic Safari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

My family recently stayed at Khaya Romantica and it was more than we could have hoped for. The house is beautiful and all of the food wonderful. Our first morning we were greeted at the front door by a hedgehog and her two babies. We saw giraffe, monkeys, zebras and water buffalo on a short walk by the house. Louise and Donie went out of their way to organize outings for us - including a jeep ride througth Kruger, a morning walk in the Park with an incredibly knowledgable guide, and a fantastic braii dinner complete with elephants! They are truly wonderful hosts. It was all very reasonable as well. I don't hesitate to highly recommend this house to anyone!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We recently stayed at one of the Khaya Umadni guesthouses - 677 Hornbill and it was fantastic. The house was clean and organised with everything we needed. Louise and Danie were the most incredibly hosts - nothing was every a problem - they went out of their way to ensure that all our needs were met - they were so helpful with advice and just the loveliest people I have ever met. We had some visitors - a zebra and a few giraffes and i think I was more excited than my 6 year old was. The zebra came right up to veranda and stayed whilst my husband took photos of him - it was really incredible. I would recommend 677 Hornbill and Louise and Danie as hosts to anyone. we were only 15 mins from the Crocodile Bridge gate where the big 5 are usually sighted, and on our first day saw 4 out of the big 5! WOW! The advise Louise gave about timing and drive routes was spot on! it doesn't get much better than that. Thank you Louise & Danei for an truly unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

What an amazing place. The house is in excellent condition, with everything you need. You just take your clothes, food and drinks. We had the most awesome experiences with the animals. They really come as near as a few metres from the house, grazing the whole day on the front grass and tree branches. (Giraffe's, zebra's, ostriches, warthogs, blue wildebeest.) If you are a bird watcher, this is also the place for you. AMAZING, EXCELLENT, HEAVENLY FOR SURE.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We were met by Louise on the tar road and followed her into the bush past Khaya Romantica where we were expecting to stay and continued to Khaya Umdani where we discovered, to our good fortune,that we had been upgraded. What a nice and unexpected start to our stay which was just perfect from beginning to end!

Before writing this review I have read some of the others. They are all five star and deservedly so. You can do the same so I wont repeat everything that has been mentioned before but I emphasize that I fully endorse all the positive comments that have been made previously and cannot think of one single negative comment that even the fussiest of holidaymakers could make.When writing I would run out of superlatives. Please just take my word for it,and that of all the previous reviews, that Khaya Umdani is a very special and beautiful African themed home expertly run by the owners who will, without intruding on your privacy, go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that you have all the material things, information and advice you need to have a fantastic time here and in the surrounding area.

I have only two regrets;

1. We were not here for long enough, only for three nights.

2. We did not manage to see the bushbabies though something ate the banana and
yoghurt put out at night to bribe an appearance!

Thank you Louise, Danie and your team for making our time at Khaya Umdani such a success.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I you want to go on a Safari in South Africa you have to stay here.

Reasons:
- Close to Kruger Park gate
- Wonderfull lodge that is private and secluded. NO NEIGHBOURS EXCEPT MAYBE A ZEBRA!
- Perfect for small groups & families
- The owners are not present in the lodge which we liked. But they where always there for us assisting with free advice, free organisation, free ... free ...
- They made us felt welcome and we felt like HOME.
- Price vs Quality: PERFECT
- Lovely Boma

Only on small thing: The housekeeper did not really speak english. That made interaction with them difficult. But the owners told them what to do.


Come here and you might not want to leave again. We spend a week here with 4 adults and 4 kids from 4 - 13 years.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ein Ayala
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stay at the Khaya Umdani house at end of July and I can say that despite our experience in very nice houses in many other places, the Khaya Umdani is a top standard by himself. The rooms are very specious, comfortable and very nicely decorated, the kitchen is highly equipped with all needed accessories and the house surrounding including the balcony, the pool, the barbecue and the fire place are very special. The house is very close to the crocodile gate, which provided us with fast and computable access to the Kruger park. On top of that the hospitality, the care and the fast response of Louise made the stay in the house to be a great choice.
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Galia, Ronen and Kids

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We recently enjoyed a magnificent 7 days at Khaya Umdani and Khaya Romantica for a big family reunion. The accommodation was excellent - plenty of room for adults and children to relax and enjoy the superb surroundings in luxury. With the Kruger Park only 20 minutes away, it was a great place to stay and enjoy the tranquility of the African bush. Thanks to Louise for your great hospitality and personal touches to make my parent's Golden Wedding Anniversary so memorable!

Theresa White ~ Alberta, Canada

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Khaya Umdani Guest Houses
Address: Korhaan 2907, Marloth Park 1330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation on the doorstep of Kruger National Park. You choose between self catering or a fully inclusive package. 10 luxury appointed en suite bedrooms with either king size or 2 single beds, white 100 % cotton linen, high standard of comfort and luxury. Here animals still roam free and daily visits from warthog, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, impala, etc are common. Come and experience a true South African Bushveld hospitality at its best. ... more   less 
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