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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had a early morning Safari in Nov 2016. It was a lifetime experience. We saw a leopard and hyena's competing for a kill. We saw Hyena's stalking Zebras with the stallion protecting the herd. Simply incredible!

Thank calaj1
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was greeted upon arrival by friendly Johan, one of the rangers who showed me to my room and gave a quick explanation of the daily activities. I arrived mid-afternoon, just in time for lunch. It was mainly cold pizza squares, but when you just want something to nibble on, they're okay. The rest of the meals, all buffet, prepared...

2Thank lriglevart
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first safari experience and everything about it made me want to do it all over again. Once you arrive you are greeted by who will become your guide for your entire stay and really the person you can go to and ask anything. I will say this, the guide makes all the difference. Mauritz was superb, friendly,...

Thank Stepher76
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The lodge has a fantastic location next to the river and the staff are excellent, as were the game drives and viewing. However the Lodge and the facilities are in need of refurbishment. This place could be so much better than it currently is.

3Thank GillClark
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lodge is old and tired and needs a refurb. Food is all buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner and average at best. We came back from evening game drive and had to go straight to dinner with no time for shower or G&T on the decking. Then most guests went to bed straight afterwards making us feel uncomfortable having a night...

5Thank pukkageezer
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 21 October 2016

There is much room for improvement when it comes to the rooms and hotel grounds. We felt like we were in summer camp again. For the price we expected a bit more. The staff was great and the service was really good. The game drives were amazing!

3Thank poncerc
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Upon arrival we were met by Johan, our rooms (2&3) were perfectly located with views over the river, which during our stays gave us Elephants, Rhino, Hippo, Giraffe, Baboons, Impala to name but a few. We were lucky to see the big 4 minus lions, which though they could be heard didn't traverse into our area, this though despite being...

Thank alun h
St Gilles
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in August and had an outstanding time. Umkumbe is marvellously located right at the Sabi river, which is mostly dry but attracts large numbers of elephant. These sometimes come so close to your lodgings it feels they're in your front garden. The pool area is another great place to see wildlife....

Thank Tim H
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed ate Umkumbe last week for 2 days and it was a great experience. We stayed in the Buffalo room, as it was a very rustic, confortable room. The best part of it was our guide Marius; he was very atencious and did his best all the time so we could see all the animais; it was clear that...

Thank MarjorieVascon
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were greetec by Johan who was so accomodating and really made us feel welcome. Then our guide Danii was really terrific, he loved his job and got us so excited about our adventures. The food was lovely, rooms very cosy and romantic And the honesty bar was a great idea. The safari was so much fun. Would definitely go...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

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Address: Luilekker Farm | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: RM1,804 - RM2,530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umkumbe Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Umkumbe Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Umkumbe Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“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
“ask for a river facing room,”
alunh960, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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