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Umkumbe Safari Lodge

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Luilekker Farm | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could write a novel about what an incredible experience we had with our family of 23 at this place. From the guides(mauritz, Bradley, and Lezel) spotters, kitchen staff and all of the other staff and owners, and the accommodations- this place is the place to go to experience "Kruger". The guides go above and beyond to make sure to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time at Umkumbe, the staff are friendly and dedicated to the job. With Marius and Moses leading our group we got to see so much and even during the quiet moments it was lovely just driving around the grounds. The food is home made and very satisfying after coming back from a drive. I will admit that... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from 3 nights at Umkumbe with my daughter (20) and can't say enough about what an awesome experience we had! The room and property are gorgeous (10 cabins). We saw the Big 5 on our first two game drives and many more animals. Cameron was a fantastic guide and went out of his way to make sure my... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The lodge and accommodation is old and tired. We booked adjoining rooms but found we had been all put in one room and that our children were sleeping on camp beds, despite several approaches to management we were unable to resolve this matter.(The lodge was full) We took the matter up with our agent and after 5 months we were... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautiful property and very comfortable rooms. Excellent meal buffets 3 times a day. Filtered water always available, and have honor bar. Small pool and great deck overlooking the river where game often passes by. Vervet monkeys in the trees. Vehicles for game drives have like stadium seating and open top. Excellent game trackers. Saw a variety of animals including rhino,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stayed a few weeks ago with friends for three nights and had an incredible stay!! Umkumbe really has thought of everything, their attention to detail was very much appreciated. The room was great - spacious, clean and we had multiple visitors outside our door (warthogs, elephants and buffalo!) The food was fantastic - all of the meals were well... More 

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Vienne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We finished our 2 weeks Safari Trip at the Umkumbe Safari Lodge and it was a magic end !!! In addition to a perfect accommodation, Marius and his Tracker allowed us to discover something other than standard safari. The possibility to see the Big 5 in 24 hours then the tracking down of a cheetah and two lions during their... More 

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you find yourself in South Africa, you absolutely have to book a few safaris. And if you are booking safaris, there's no place better than Umkumbe. With Lezel as our guide, we got to spot almost all the big-five--a rollicking pair of rhinos, a solitary lion, a ravenous cheetah eating its kill, an elephant in heat (among others), and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived in time for a late lunch and watched elephants meandering past us before we had finished the main course! The day got better as we found a leopard eating a waterbuck on the first drive, with 4 of the Big 5 in the first 2 hours. Day 2 was better with leopard and cub in a tree with... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been to Umkumbe twice before. The last time almost three years ago. I loved this place from the start. It's not like the rest of the Sabi Sand, with their big lodges and fancy rooms, attracting big shot lawyers and doctors instead of true eco-tourists. It's a small and intimate place, and owner-run. Having said that; back then, some... More 

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