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Umkhumbi Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Anton's Umkhumbi lodge is a hidden away gem in South Africa. Your private bungalow room on a private reserve, tucked away in the trees, is the definition of peace and tranquilly. Lodge owner Anton Roberts has a well set up game plan for seeing everything from this spot. From Hluhluwe-mfolozi game reserve (Which is an awesome place to see wild...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 January 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting Umkhumbi lodge this December. The layout and set up is just perfect, giving you feel of the bush without being a inconvenience. The company and food was top notch, and help from our hosts were great to make it a very memorable stay. We are planning our return already.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Firstly we would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Umkhumbi, especially Nick & Anton who went out of their way to make our stay that extra bit special.With big spacey rooms,fit for royalty, friendly staff, great food and the best views in my opinion in the area, we are more than happy to visit...

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Stayed here with a tour group. Cozy room, close to the dining area, which served good meals and decent drink. We did not spend much time here, as we were busy with game drives, ect. Nice, quiet location to dine and drop into a deep, peaceful sleep. The only problem is the signage: our experienced driver had trouble finding it...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

The friendly and accommodating staff make this a place to visit. Clean accommodation with a homely environment. Establishment doesn't feel crowded, each spacious room is set in the forest for privacy with its own deck looking onto the forest. The dogs, Copper and Shadow, as well as the resident baby warthog are a delight. Tiny waterhole was dry at this...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Umkhumbi. We really appreciate your feedback.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Not sure where to start really room was basic clean & with air con .en-suite smelled quite bad . not sure if they have changed the chef but the food was nothing like the photos we were offered chicken or beef and custard for the sweet no menu . on a plus the staff we friendly & pleasant . The...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My first impression was a little off as I saw a rather simple lodge with nice rooms - but don't always judge a book by it's cover! The rooms are simple but clean and have everything you need - a fridge, coffee and tea facilities, clean bathrooms, nice surrounds and then...... You meet the fabulous staff! Issey who was our...

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

Thanks very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We always aim to look after our guests, and I'm glad Issie and the team were on top form for you. - Emma

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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights but would have stayed more if I could. Unfailingly helpful staff and top location very handy for surrounding activities. Rooms very clean. Food excellent and great bar. Make sure you have a working mobile phone with you or you might struggle to get in.

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

Very glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to review. A note on the mobile phone entry - you don't need a mobile or cell phone in order to gain entry to the property if you have the code for the gate. If you book directly with us, I will automatically send you the gate code...

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I can't speak highly enough about Umkumbi Lodge! The food was incredible! Every meal we had tasted as though it was from a five-star restaurant. The kitchen staff was wonderful, so quick and extremely kind. The room was lovely. It was so clean and had everything we needed, including a large deck with a beautiful forest view! It was incredibly...

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

Hi Andrea, Rob! Great to hear from you and thanks for posting the good review. We can't wait for your next trip out here. I'll stock up on the Amarula! - Anton

Bexley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Had the most amazing time! The people I met were friendly and inspirational. The accommodation was lovely made you feel you were in the middle of the bush but with a load of comforts. If it's a warm family welcome you want throughout your stay then Umkhumbi Lodge is the place to be. I absolutely loved my stay there and...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umkhumbi Lodge offers spacious accommodation in beautiful air-conditioned chalets, all privately nestled in the bush. We have 12 x 2-sleeper rooms. Twin beds or Kingsize beds available. Each chalet has 2 rooms with each its own en-suite bathroom. An inter-leading door makes these units perfect for families. Each bathroom has a bath and shower. All rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-conditioning. Our usual package includes a 3-course dinner and full breakfast. A B&B option is available on request. ... 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: $201 - $229 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“4b was perfect... close to restaurant and bar.... but far enough not to be disturbed by those facilities”
webBorehamwood, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No problem with privacy as the rooms are all single story and individually set in the reserve.”
sheilahgooden, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are spacious with air-conditioning.”
lynnb857, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All our rooms were great”
R7913GWdebbied, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We had room 3B - it's about halfway between reception and the restaurant lodge”
charned, 9 May 2015 | Read review
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