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Umkhumbi Lodge

R22, next to Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hluhluwe B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014
Lesmarie W Durban, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Bexley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

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... More

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've visited Umkhumbi Lodge this year(2014) in January. It was something unforgetable!!! It is located in a beautiful bush area with lots of gorgeous animals. Spacious , beautiful , clean rooms , delicious meals, bar with a great view from it , friendly and hospitable staff - it really feels like home ! Thank you Anton , Emma and all... More

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Vasteras, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Fantastic place, ande the owners and staff are super. Coming back for sure. It's like living in a subtropical environment. You have an excellent path where ypu actually encounter Umkumbi. Dont miss this fantastic place

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Vasteras, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stayed there for 3 days in december last year. I love the scenery, smack in the middle of the bush! The staff are very kind and service minded , as are the owners! The dinner/bar house is beautiful, and the bar on the 2nd floor has an amazing view! I would definitely come back if I'm in South Africa again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

My stay at Umkhumbi Lodge was brilliant. Everyone was very welcoming, helpful and polite. The rooms were nicely decorated, very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The bar was well priced and was always a nice place to go in the evening as there is a lovely view and seating area. I am hoping to return to Umkhumbi Lodge... More

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Long Beach, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I only had 3 days to spare in this area of South Africa before having to go West to work in Kimberley, so I had to make my time count. After poking around and getting advice on where to stay given my interests (photography). Umkhumbi ended up being my choice after talking via email to the owner. It's a fantastic... More

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

Thanks very much for the great review, just sorry we missed you this time, but we look forward to meeting you and your wife when you come again! Emma and Anton More

Zurich
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for almost a week during the Xmas break, And had a fantastic time. Emma, Anton, Carly and the crew went to great effort to make us feel welcome and help us see some of the highlights of the area (e.g., night-time trip to see turtles laying eggs was a memorable mission). Accomodation was clean, modern, smart, and very... More

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

We're so glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the food and our company! Thanks so much for reviewing us. Emma More

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Address: R22, next to Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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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 
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