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Umkumbe Safari Lodge

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3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Umkumbe Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for three nights at Umkumbe, travelling as a family of 3. We had two adjoining rooms, which worked really well. Although the rooms were a bit small and the hot water didn't always work, we have no complaints about the accommodation. The main reason for that is the lodge and game drives are so breathtaking! Firstly, the lodge.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I left Canada I was a little scared of what I would encounter on the safari, but that fear was soon replaced by a whole new view of the wild The very knowledgeable staff made me feel at ease around the animals and gave me a completely different perspective of the animals.... You can really tell that the guides... More

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Cuijk, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a family room (4 persons, can sleep up to 5) and a double room. The family room is very very nice! I think they call it their Superior rooms on their internet site. Big and spacious and have an outside shower and also a bathroom inside with a bath. It is a very luxury room! It is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first safari trip so we had no expectations at all! But staying in Umkumbe just raised the bar (and honestly no other safari especially the game drives could match it). We were fortunate enough to have Jason (a seasoned and experienced ranger) as our ranger and he was very open and sharing especially about the rhinos plight.... More

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Hazyview, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the Night Drive & Boma dinner and were pleasantly surprised. I was last at Umkumbe about 7 to 8 years ago and fell in love with the place all over again. Herman & Celeste - you guys have done an amazing job - your place really looks beautiful. Thank you to Cameron & Moses for the amazing Leopard... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Umkumbe lodge for two nights and it was more than perfect. The beautiful lodge next to the river, our enthusiastic guide Angèl who knows every little detail about every animal, the nice food, the ambiance of a family run lodge but above all the amazing game drives. We saw lions attack buffels, 2 leopard (one with... More

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Somma Lombardo, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent only two nights at Umkumbe safari lodge, but it was a very nice experience. It is not a luxury lodge, especially if compared to other lodges in the Sabi Sands reserve, but there is a familiar atmosphere, cottages are clean and large enough (we had a family cottage). We could taste some typical South African food. Very nice... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our two night stay at Umkumbe Safari Lodge was fantastic! All the game drives were exciting and informative and we saw the "Big Five". From our chalet we had a magnificent view across the wide expanse of the Sands River. The Lodge was definitely at a popular animal crossing point. The staff did absolutely everything they could to make our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for three nights and had a terrific time. The staff was excellent all around, the animals were amazing (we saw just about everything aside from lions and hippos), and the safari camp/lodge was more than nice enough. Our driver, Lezel, was awesome and seemed like she was enjoying the drives as much as we were,... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have always wanted to take a safari. This July my husband, myself, and our 2 sons took our first trip to South Africa. We stayed a couple of days in Johannesburg and then flew to Neldspruit to start our safari. We stayed 3 nights at Umkumbe and could not have been any happier. Lizelle puts so much joy, energy,... More

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Umkumbe Safari Lodge 3.5*
Also Known As:
Umkumbe Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Umkumbe Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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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 
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