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“Perfect place to relax and relax and relax!”
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Ufumene Game Lodge
East London, South Africa
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12 reviews
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“Perfect place to relax and relax and relax!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We already stayed at Ufumene twice and it is a little piece of heaven. The main lodge only has three spacious and very tastefully decorated bedrooms which makes it easy to relax and feel at home. The farm has various game animals including giraffes and Sable which one can discover via foot, on horseback or with one of the hosts during a game drive. The hosts Ingrid, Eric & Nadja made as feel at home and spoilt us during our stay - including kiddies entertainment for our 4-year old daughter which included the daily hunt to find the chicken eggs for breakfast. The home cooked food is fantastic, most of the ingredients are fresh from the farm...yummy!
We can really recommend Ufumene and we will be back there soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

The perfect place to get away from all the city buzz, totally relaxing. A warm welcome from the Eric and Ingrid (the owners). Great conversations in front of the fireplace, the owners have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We had a wonderful game drive in the morning and saw various animals, Ingrid shared her knowledge regarding the different plants and what happens in different seasons and how the animals adapt to the different conditions. Back at the house we had a walk around to see the different livestock and veggie garden. The food was delicious (best pork belly I have ever tasted), my special request of cupcakes was well executed as well :). The rooms were extraordinary, spacious with great décor.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed for three nights with two families, including 5 children (ages 6 and under), and we all want to go back, soon! Beautiful, clean, spacious rooms; delicious food; lovely walks and hikes; MTB opportunities; seldom seen Sable Antelope; complete freedom of movement for the children (including twice daily chicken-egg-hunts); and just all 'round relaxing for everyone. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

I spent three nights together with my son and cousin (11 and 14) accompanied by Rolf, a professional hunter. We were looking for a professional environment to get some good standard hunting lessons and game experience with good quality accommodation, food and hospitality. It could not get any better. We were welcomed as "old" friends by the family, Eric and Ingrid and Nadja Fredericks. They did not only make us feel at home but also did an excellent job on F&B. We were invited in their home and enjoyed great food, drinks and laughs together.

We stayed in the hunter lodge which is nicely tucked away while the mainhouse offers 4 star accommodation for those who prefer more luxury.

Rolf supported us with the hunting, accompanied by Nadja who is close to become a professional hunter as well and really supported us to make the hunting even more worthwhile.

The farm is just an hour from Port Elisabeth and on the way back we crossed the Addo Elephant parc which makes the drive to and from Ufumene even more scenic.

I reckon Ufumene as a perfect venue, not only for the die hard hunters but also for families and groups who just enjoying outdoor life, quietness, nature, game viewing and just having a good time amongst each other.

As a working farm there is lots of entertainment for kids and a possibility to have awesome horseriding.

I highly recommend at least 2-3 days to enjoy Ufumene and the team!!

Room Tip: The hunters lodge is good value for money. For more luxury go for the mainhouse rooms with beautiful...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

An excellent and very relaxing stay for the whole family. The food was excellent and the various needs of our family were catered to. The rooms were very spacious, clean and well maintained. The area is safe and there are various walks around the lodge. The hosts were very knowledgeable in general and we would recommend staying there. The Fredricks family are very friendly and would go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable.

Room Tip: All room are of a very high standard and beds are huge.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

i came as a guest and left as a friend. and this in just one week. ufumene is a great place to relax and enjoy the african nature. the food was great, the rooms are more than luxury, and the service is perfect. thank you so much.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I was at Ufumene for 10 days and I really enjoyed it. The nice and friendly staff, the perfect management, the area, the game and all the activities ive done. we were driving around with a 4x4, watched all the antelopes, the owners told us about the wildlife etc. what ive enjoyed the most, was sitting at the dinner with mr and mrs fredericks. the meal was amazing and our discussions were inspiring. thank you for that. i will book my next stay as soon as possible!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Ufumene Game Lodge
Address: Grahamstown, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Grahamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4

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