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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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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
2 reviews
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
1 review
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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
2 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the wild life South Africa has to offer. We spent only two nights 5th - 7th May 2014 but saw the big four in one afternoon safari drive! The most fantastic time we have ever had, tasty and abundant food, great atmosphere and the most informative and experienced Ranges. We had... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I along with my son and his wife spent three nights at Umkumbe and were delighted with the place. The property is beautiful and charming. The rooms were very comfortable and the food was very well presented in addition to being delicious. The spread at the buffet was more than adequate and we were not looking for... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed in Umkumbe for 4 nights from 3rd may to 7th May and my kids will not forget this experience. Mike our guide was excellent and made the games drives exceptionally interesting through his inputs on the flora and fauna of the place. We were extremely lucky to see all the big 5 during our stay. The food was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Umkumbe is a gem of a place. Located in Sabi Sands and sharing a border with Kruger, it is an exciting way to experience a safari (one that is far different from the monotony of self game drives that you do in Kruger proper). We checked in at 2pm just in time for lunch and tea then went on a... 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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