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Umkumbe Safari Lodge

SA HotelsUS$375*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been bringing clients to Umkumbe for many years now and they never fail to deliver on their service standards. You can never guarantee the wildlife sightings because this is not a zoo but the guides here go the extra mile to try and make it memorable. The recent leopard sightings were astounding - it took serious skill to find them...

Thank Michael J
Rhome, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service and friendly staff were amazing at this camp. This includes everyone from guides to cooks to room staff. The cook to order eggs were a pleasant surprise. Views of the river and mischievous monkeys in camp were quite entertaining. Guides were outstanding.

Thank BobBrojo
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This lodge is the best place to stay! The staff are super friendly, rooms are great, food is very nice and plenty of it. Our guide, Johann was superb. His knowledge of all of the animals and their habits was astounding. We couldn't have asked for anybody better. Ford, our tracker was amazing. He spotted a chameleon on a tree...

Thank harleyboyd
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have staying several lodges in the area, about 7, and although this lodge is by no means horrible it represents comparably very bad value for money. Below is a comparison to a lodge we stayed in, also inside Sabi Sands and it was actually cheaper; "Umkumbe"10 per vehicle Vs "Other" - 8 "Umkumbe" Buffet (cheap meat...

1Thank Gavinbrz
Reviewed 4 April 2017

As you know, it is all about the guides and drivers and their knowledge that make the biggest difference on a safari. It was our first trip to Africa and our first safari. The guides were well-educated and able to predict animal behavior (very important) and give details that others would not have known. I am a biology teacher, so...

2Thank Dawn H
Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This really is a small piece of paradise. I only managed to stay for one night which got me on a night game drive and a dawn game drive. I have to say however that I saw almost all you can in that time. The lodge is perfect, great staff, good food and a location to die for. I will...

1Thank Chris C
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Umkumbe Camp So, the way it works, is that Sabi Sands game reserve is huge. It borders Kruger National Park. There are no fences between the two. At Sabi Sands, there are several "camps" where companies own the land and have put up lodges. Each "camp" or lodge is different. Some work together and allow safaris to cross-over from camp...

1Thank MantuaMark
Province of Treviso, Italy
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This Lodge is a fabulous destination for great safari. Located in the centre of the wildlife action, every game drive is an exciting discovery and not only.. from a comfortable deck chair placed on the edge of the lodge's pool, I was able to clearly observe a herd of elephants playing in the river bed!

Thank Sabrina876
Toulouse, France
Reviewed 24 February 2017

three marvelous days at Umkumbe, a small lodge in sabie sands private reserve. It is very comfortable (choose a suite overlooking the river) , the food is good, the rangers very professional and friendly, the all staff very dedicated. We saw lots of animals during the game drives and in between the elephants come close to the lodge as it...

1Thank 544catherine
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

It was breathtaking! We stayed 5 night and I would not have made it shorter. The bushed turned into the garden of Eden with Leopard butterflies everywhere and colorful magnificent birds rivaling for our attention with the giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, buffalo, and Elephants which were often seen from the lodge when they came to the river. The staff was fabulous...

4Thank renbar55

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Address: Luilekker Farm | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $535 - $1,019 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umkumbe Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“specify river view”
Gavinbrz, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in the leopard room suite, but you cannot have a bad room. Any of the suites are identical other than the animal decor.”
dawnhM5519CR, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“suites overlooking the river”
544catherine, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms facing the river are best”
Fraser000, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Lion Chalet for good view of the river (requires Guide escort at night) or Chalet 3 if you don't want to be escorteed”
lriglevart, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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