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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Umkumbe far exceeded my expectations! Considering its one of the cheaper lodges in the Sabi Sands, I cant imagine what else you'd get at the more expensive ones. Our guides were amazing. Did everything they could to accommodate all of their guests. They were always the firsts ones up, and the last ones to go to bed so that they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I visited Umkumbe for three nights with my parents in early June. It was the first time any of us had gone on safari but we had received a recommendation from a friend and decided to book Umkumbe. As he suggested, it was wonderful. Situated on the banks of the Sands River, winter was a wonderful time to go because... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We are seasoned visitors to South Africa, and safaris - travelling 3 times a year. We usually combine a visit to Kruger with a few nights in the Klasserie, but this time decided to try the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, renowned for its leopard sightings. And we were not disappointed, even on our 1 night stay. Umkumbe is... 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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