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Umkumbe Safari Lodge

3.5 of 5 Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Umkumbe Safari Lodge in Sabi Sands private reserve is a lovely, intimate lodge along a river. The rangers are also the managers and servers. Our stately chalet was decorated with exquisite leopard photos taken by our outstanding guide, Jason. What a wonderful touch! The mosquito-netted king-sized bed made us feel like royalty. The open-air shower added to the fun! There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on the gate where you enter the Sabi Sand private game reserve, it takes a 12 or 27 km drive on a dust road to reach Umkumbe Lodge. It’s a fenced lodge on the banks of the Sabi River, providing a limited number of spacious and comfortable rooms with a bathroom in chalet style, advertised at a four star... More

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Brentwood, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say that I did like this lodge but as ever there are positives and negatives which will carry more weight with some rather than others. Some of the negatives seem to result from the lower price charged but I think some were a cost cut too far. Positives Price. Low price for Sabi Sand reserve Location. Fantastic position... More

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Staying at this lodge was the best decision we made. Going to the Kruger Park is fantastic but the best game was done with the people from the lodge within their terrain limits. Seating in the balcony and staring at elephants and many other animals...what a fantastic journey.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a great time at Umkumbe. It's perfectly located inside a private reserve which gives you with a unique safari experience. Game drives were amazing and the staff very friendly and professional. I just have a couple of remarks: Lunch and dinner could be a bit better. Food was ok but it would be good to have more options.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I stayed at the Umkumbe Lodge for three short nights in September 2014 as part of a trip around South Africa. I cannot believe I got to experience the Umkumbe Lodge. I have to admit at first I was skeptical as some of the prices around Krueger are very expensive and Umkumbe Lodge is reasonably priced. Here are the things... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Umkumbe Lodge and had an exceptional time there. On the game drives we have seen lots of different animals and the guides were super knowledgable. We got a lot of interesting information on animals/ plants. The lodge itself is nice, we had a good time hanging out at the pool and observing Elefants/ Buffalos from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We just returned from 2 nights at Umkumbe, and the location and game viewing is exceptional. The food is quite good, and the accommodations were quite comfortable (a/c in the rooms). The rangers, Angelique and Liselle, were both very knowledgeable. My only gripe is the condition of the Land Rovers. Ours had horrible squeaky brakes (evidently hit has had them... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Let me start my review by saying that we did not stay at Umkumbe. We had booked a night drive through Elephant Herd Safaris which happened to take place at Umkumbe. When we arrived we were impressed with the location on the Sabie River with a herd of elephants right there to welcome us. We were offered refreshments before the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have just got back from 4 unforgettable days at Umkumbe and it was an excellent all round experience. We saw a lot of wild life not just on the 7 drives we did but also from the deck and bar of the lodge which overlooks the Sand River. Animals come to drink so while sitting around with a drink... 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*
Number of rooms: 7
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Umkumbe Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Umkumbe Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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