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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Game viewing is excellent, food is good staff is friendly and helpful. Had an amazing time there and would recommend it to all. Remember you get what you pay for if you are looking for a 5 star type experience then umkumbe isnt your cup of tea. Would definitely visit the place again.

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1Thank Ibissucks
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We chose this lodge according to what we wanted to spend. Overall it was good value for money. The welcome we got from Mauritz was fantastic as her showed us around, introduced us to our accommodation and explained what times everything would take place. His game drives were excellent as he is knowledgeable about everything. Unfortunately, Umkumbe conservancy is small...

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Booked this lodge through Sun Destinations because I was spending 4 days at Africa on Foot ( recommended), but wish I had researched more. I would look into Sabi Sabi if I were returning to that area. Umkumbe was not special for me, & their management is horrible if you happen to be the one person who runs into a...

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674brettt, PR at Umkumbe Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thank you for your feedback and honest review of our lodge. We value all reviews from our guests and investigate all criticisms thoroughly, which we take seriously. We always strive to improve the safari experience. Firstly, I’m really glad that you enjoyed your experience at the lodge and the variety of vegetarian food on offer. Secondly, regarding your...

Reviewed 20 June 2016

I normally don't write reviews but once in a blue moon you take a trip and have such a profound experience that it must be shared with the world. For details about the facility you can easily read up on the millions of reviews below. However, I will say that this family trip to Umkumbe Safari Lodge was beyond an...

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2Thank Chiraag A
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our visit to Umkumbe Safari Lodge was one of the most memorable ones I have had in my life! To Celeste and Herman, and their team - we will be back! We were welcomed by Marius and Nadia - warm, friendly and caring. Our Zebra suite was beautiful with outdoor shower and all amenities. Even rhino shaped shortbread parcels on...

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1Thank FoodfundieIlse
London, Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stayed there 3 nights of our 15 days trip and also all places we stayed were very good, this one was in a different class. Rooms were beautiful and modern and at the same time kept their African team. Food was great, staff were very kind and our game ranger was very knowledgeable. We could see elephants, hippos and...

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1Thank Homeira39
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I stayed at this altogether wonderful place for 3 nights. Staff, rangers, accommodation and location were all excellent. The game drives were very informative and relaxed, sometimes they where exciting, especially at a very nice leopard sighting. The only two problems i saw were the quality of the food (sometimes cold and not really good) and the organization of the...

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Thank Klaus F
Chicago
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a wonderful place to see the amazing animals in South Africa. Umkumbe has 11 "chalets" which are nicely furnished, comfortable. We stayed in Giraffe, which was enormous and had an outdoor shower and double sinks. Meals are served buffet style in an outdoor Boma (eating place) or under a thatched roof and are delicious. Our guide, Nicki, did...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Our stay at Umkumbe Lodge was absolutely amazing. Hospitable people, beautiful lodge and the best game drive I've ever done. The rangers were a little bit nuts but that only made the game drive even more incredible and adventurous. A bit pricey, but totally worth it!

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1Thank Jesse v D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed for three nights, The place was fantastic and the Game drive was very good, We had great experience seeing leopard hunting in night. Lodge people arranged special surprise African dance on my birthday and it was really admirable. Rooms were clean and big. Lunch need to be improved and also some fun games during daytime need to be...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $556 - $753 (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”
 of 5 bubbles Fraser000, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles icjm1234, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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