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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights but would have stayed more if I could. Unfailingly helpful staff and top location very handy for surrounding activities. Rooms very clean. Food excellent and great bar. Make sure you have a working mobile phone with you or you might struggle to get in.

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Wetland-Park-Group, Manager at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

Very glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to review. A note on the mobile phone entry - you don't need a mobile or cell phone in order to gain entry to the property if you have the code for the gate. If you book directly with us, I will automatically send you the gate code...

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I can't speak highly enough about Umkumbi Lodge! The food was incredible! Every meal we had tasted as though it was from a five-star restaurant. The kitchen staff was wonderful, so quick and extremely kind. The room was lovely. It was so clean and had everything we needed, including a large deck with a beautiful forest view! It was incredibly...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Rob! Great to hear from you and thanks for posting the good review. We can't wait for your next trip out here. I'll stock up on the Amarula! - Anton

Bexley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Had the most amazing time! The people I met were friendly and inspirational. The accommodation was lovely made you feel you were in the middle of the bush but with a load of comforts. If it's a warm family welcome you want throughout your stay then Umkhumbi Lodge is the place to be. I absolutely loved my stay there and...

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I've visited Umkhumbi Lodge this year(2014) in January. It was something unforgetable!!! It is located in a beautiful bush area with lots of gorgeous animals. Spacious , beautiful , clean rooms , delicious meals, bar with a great view from it , friendly and hospitable staff - it really feels like home ! Thank you Anton , Emma and all...

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Vasteras, Sweden
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Fantastic place, ande the owners and staff are super. Coming back for sure. It's like living in a subtropical environment. You have an excellent path where ypu actually encounter Umkumbi. Dont miss this fantastic place

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Vasteras, Sweden
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Stayed there for 3 days in december last year. I love the scenery, smack in the middle of the bush! The staff are very kind and service minded , as are the owners! The dinner/bar house is beautiful, and the bar on the 2nd floor has an amazing view! I would definitely come back if I'm in South Africa again.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My stay at Umkhumbi Lodge was brilliant. Everyone was very welcoming, helpful and polite. The rooms were nicely decorated, very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The bar was well priced and was always a nice place to go in the evening as there is a lovely view and seating area. I am hoping to return to Umkhumbi Lodge...

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Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I only had 3 days to spare in this area of South Africa before having to go West to work in Kimberley, so I had to make my time count. After poking around and getting advice on where to stay given my interests (photography). Umkhumbi ended up being my choice after talking via email to the owner. It's a fantastic...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the great review, just sorry we missed you this time, but we look forward to meeting you and your wife when you come again! Emma and Anton

Zurich
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed for almost a week during the Xmas break, And had a fantastic time. Emma, Anton, Carly and the crew went to great effort to make us feel welcome and help us see some of the highlights of the area (e.g., night-time trip to see turtles laying eggs was a memorable mission). Accomodation was clean, modern, smart, and very...

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Wetland-Park-Group, Owner at Umkhumbi Lodge, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the food and our company! Thanks so much for reviewing us. Emma

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I absolutely loved my stay at Umkhumbi Lodge. The rooms are beautiful, the view from the bar can be matched by no other, and everyone is so friendly. It feels like home, but with far better weather and amazing animals so close by! The food is delicious, Meva is the best chef ever! I will definitely be coming back to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umkhumbi Lodge offers luxury accommodation in comfortable air-conditioned lodges, all nestled in the bush We have 12 twin-bedded rooms. Each lodge has 2 rooms with each its own en-suite bathroom. An inter-leading door makes these units perfect for families, as kids can easily sleep close by, while you still enjoy your privacy. Each bathroom has a bath and shower and rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and air-con. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umkhumbi Lodge

Address: R22, next to Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: €134 - €152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Umkhumbi Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“No problem with privacy as the rooms are all single story and individually set in the reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles sheilahgooden, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are spacious with air-conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnb857, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All our rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles R7913GWdebbied, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We had room 3B - it's about halfway between reception and the restaurant lodge”
 of 5 bubbles charned, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Not 4B as its directly opposite bar and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Esta-Marita, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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