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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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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took an extended family of 8 and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The views from the decking are amazing: elephants, giraffes, baboons and monkeys are frequently seen coming down to the water. The game drives were fantastic, and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here with a family of 4 from the UK.The welcome was great the guides showed us around and made us feel very welcome and we also had elephant welcome us at the river.Lunch was average and could have been refilled as we were the last to eat,so not much left.Great swimming pool area looking at the elephants drinking... More 

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netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in Umkumbe and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The game-drives were awesome with Mauritz and Moses! We saw the Big 4 (missed the lions, they were on holiday ;-) The bush walk with Marius was also a great adventure in which we spotted 3 Rhino's on a distance of 50 meters. Staff was great so was the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed at the lodge for one night but it was definitely worth it. Although I do recommend to stay at least 2 nights to be able to attend all the game drives and a bush walk. Everything was well organized, room was nice and cosy in true african style and we really enjoyed our stay. Hope to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Umkumbe Safari Lodge has a wonderful location in the Sabi Sands. FYI Sabi Sands is just next to the Kruger Park and is a private reserve, which makes it a lot better run than the state-run Kruger Park. The lodge, being next to the river, has a wonderful view on the fauna and flora, such as a pack of elephants,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 very pleasant nights after a 7 night Kruger NP self drive. The opportunities offered by staying at a private game reserve added much to our overall South African wildlife experience. Very professional rangers and lots of opportunities in organised game drives in their open Land Rover Defenders to get up very close to lion, leopard,... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lodge that we stayed in two years ago. The lodge has expanded since we were there last. The accommodations were very comfortable just as we had remembered. The view from the deck/pool area was great. You never knew what would come walking past while you were relaxing. The chalets all have nice little patios on the front.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Umkumbe in July 2015. The setting overlooking the river is great and we enjoyed many wildlife sightings while relaxing on the veranda - including kudu, giraffe, hippo and a large heard of elephant. Our guide, Mauritz, and the rest of the team provide a great service on the game drives. Their passion shows through and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The location is really nice at Umkumbe by the Sand River. When we arrived about fifteen elephants were lolling about on the other side of the river. A giraffe came to drink one day. a leopard spent the day on the bank on the other side. The rangers here are really very well educated and communicate really well. Ours spotted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had an amazing time at Umkumber! Massive thank you to our guide, Cameron, for his awesomeness and mad driving skills. Great spot, amazing views of the river from the pool / restaurant. Brilliant dinner by the fire. Amazing food, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all very good. Great service, everyone is super friendly and awesome. Saw all sorts of animals,... More 

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