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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Umkhumbi for a weekend at the end of a business trip. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, and really care. The lodge is set in the most tranquil location, not far from the superb game park at Hluhlwe Imfolozi. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Has a perfect mixture between luxury lodge and African home. Staff are very friendly and professional. The pub deck area has an exquisite view of the African sunset. Top marks! The Hluhluwe game reserve is only 30 min drive. Lake St Lucia is only 10 min drive and the grand St Lucia estuary is a bit of a drive away...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi David, thanks very much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to have you here.

Ferndown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Umkhumbi Lodge is the getaway from the fast paced world we live in. It is run by a small team of fabulous people. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms, food and privacy are all first class. You never know what wildlife will appear outside your room, nothing dangerous but still interesting. The grounds are safe to walk around when...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sheila. Thanks so much for taking the time to review. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime. Anton

Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Why stay in a regular hotel when you can stay at Umkhumbi? They have some game (including the red duiker the lodge is named after) right on sight as well as a variety of butterfly and birds. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable (they even have interconnecting rooms for families) each with their own private patio area to watch...

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent. Absolutely excellent. Stunning! Awesome... Words can't describe this place. The wildlife, the food, the views, the weather... All epic! I will be going back very soon :) We stayed here for one week... Not long enough. The bush is amazing and the whole atmosphere of the place just leaves you wanting to explore and relax in the bar after...

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Wellington, NZ
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We stayed at this lodged as part of a birding trip. It was extremely hot when we arrived and were glad of the air conditioning in the room. The swimming pool, whilst small, was also greatly appreciated. It is a bit of a mission getting large bags to the room along the little sand track to the rooms. The rooms...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Manager at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Duncan, thanks very much for taking the time to review Umkhumbi. We really appreciate it. Just a note to readers: WiFi is available at the reception area and is free. Staff are on hand to transport your bags between the parking area and your room.

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Umkhumbi Lodge is superb, Comfortable spacious rooms, plenty of delicious food prepared and served by very friendly staff on a balcony overlooking amazing views of the bush, where a cold beer was also served after a full day exploring. Our hosts Anton and Emma, and our guide Gareth (aka Ranger Dave) were so welcoming and arranged the perfect itinerary. From...

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I have been to many places in search for snakes and extreme wildlife, and we came across Umkhumbi Lodge! These guys are the best! Gareth and Anton are just top notch! The place is unique. What ever you would like to see these guys make it happen! Of course you can't predict what the wildlife will do but every night...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Welcoming, friendly staff; the atmosphere seemed like a quiet, relaxing, forest getaway. Their meals prepared, especially dinners, were always different & delicious!! The location of Umkhumbi was central in North KZN, allowing for us to explore a different area every day, visiting St Lucia, Hluhluwe, Sodwana Bay, Jozini dam & Pongola during our 4-day stay!

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Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Our family of 12 (3 families with 2 kids each) had the time of our lives at Umkhumbi. Not fancy, but warm, friendly, comfortable accommodations. Helpful, caring, cool staff. And the food....We are a difficult bunch to feed- some are gluten free, we have picky kids, always a tough group to please-and they nailed it! Went way out of their...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umkhumbi Lodge offers luxury accommodation in comfortable air-conditioned lodges, all nestled in the bush We have 12 twin-bedded rooms. Each lodge has 2 rooms with each its own en-suite bathroom. An inter-leading door makes these units perfect for families, as kids can easily sleep close by, while you still enjoy your privacy. Each bathroom has a bath and shower and rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-con. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umkhumbi Lodge

Address: R22, next to Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $190 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Umkhumbi Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“No problem with privacy as the rooms are all single story and individually set in the reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles sheilahgooden, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are spacious with air-conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnb857, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All our rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles R7913GWdebbied, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We had room 3B - it's about halfway between reception and the restaurant lodge”
 of 5 bubbles charned, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Not 4B as its directly opposite bar and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Esta-Marita, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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