Umkumbe Lodge is magnificent. The setting on the Sand River is beautiful and guarantees something to look at all day. The rooms are very comfortable, as are the bar, lounge area and boma. Every meal was very well prepared and tasty and whilst not fine dining, it was more than acceptable.
The owners do not seem to be very involved with the guests, however, Jason our guide/host was terrific. He went out of his way to make sure everything went well. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the wildlife and countryside was outstanding, particularly for such a young man and he made all of our game drives interesting, fun and educational. He willingly answered all questions asked of him and went out of his way to make our game viewing all we had hoped for .
I had a fantastic three nights at Umkumbe, saw the big five, and also learned a lot about some of the other smaller and not so "popular" animals.
I would not hesitate to recommend Umkumbe for a safari holiday. The low prices do not mean less enjoyment or wildlife experiences - only no crystal glasses on the sundowner drives!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking