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Umkhumbi Lodge

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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 12 stayed with here for 7 nights. Anton and Emma built us a ridiculously fun itinerary that included the safari & wetland parks as well as a 2 night stay at their other property near Kosi Bay. The staff, service & food were top notch. The mid tier accommodations where exactly what we wanted; clean, spacious and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My husband and I traveled to Hluhluwe and stayed at Umkhumbi for 2 nights. The rooms are neat and clean (no wifi but you don't go to the bush for internet). The staff were amazing, and warm all round; especially with Ntombi (the waitress) being such a delight at dinner. Lara was helpful in welcoming us, Adam shared in his... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 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... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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
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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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7 helpful votes 7 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 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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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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