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Umkhumbi Lodge

R22, next to Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Problem with this lodge is that its not inside a game reserve. You have to drive to one (closest is 30minutes away) and unless you booked a gamedrive in advance, you are on your own with this.... Good qualities: very friendly staff, large clean rooms conveniently located to varieties of game reserves and St Lucia wetlands, aircon that works in... More 

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

Many thanks for your review of both the things you liked and those you didn’t, I just want to make a few comments: We are on a 20Ha nature reserve with walking trails and lots of small game species including Nyala, Duiker, Suni and Serval and Bushbabies. There are no game drives on the property but we are happy to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 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... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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... More 

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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. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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... More 

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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 More 

UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

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... More 

Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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... More 

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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 More 

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Address: R22, next to Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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