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“A very warm welcome
We stayed three nights and really enjoyed our time here. Everybody was really friendly and helpful, our room was spacious, clean and well presented. Nothing was too much trouble, especially where food was concerned and one of us is a very picky eater. Many thanks for the changes made to the menu each mealtime! The lodge has many lovely signposted trails which we explored with lots of bird life, red duiker and warthogs. We drove to Hluhluwe and Imfolozi park which is about 30 minutes away but had also booked a game drive through Umkhumbi who arranged for Pete to take us out for six hours. What an amazing day and one we wouldn’t have had without their knowledge. Umkhumbi is also only an hour and a half away from St Lucia and the hippos. The only negative about this lodge is how few people were staying. It has a fantastic upstairs bar but there was only one other guest beside ourselves.”

– Reviewed by MATTNottinghamUK 3 Nov 2019

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“Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Menschen. Bianca bucht auf Wunsch alles, vom Game Drive über Parkeintritte etc. / Abrechnung erfolgt dann mit der Zimmerrechnung. Die Lage mitten in der Privat Lodge und das Gefühl mitten im Busch zu übernachten….einfach unbezahlbar. Nachts haben uns die Busch Babys auf der Terrasse besucht, die Nyalas, Red Duikers und Affen sind überall im Gelände. Schon der Weg vom Parkplatz zu unserer Lodge war ein kleiner Bush-Walk…. Betten sind bequem und die Klimaanlage (die wir wirklich benötigt haben), hat durchgehend funktioniert. Die Zimmer sind insgesamt nicht mehr die neuesten und sicher auch nicht stylisch, aber alles sauber und funktionell eingerichtet. – Reviewed by Oliver K (de) 30 Oct 2019

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“Wunderbar!
Besonders die Freundlichkeit von Emma, Anton und Harriet. Sehr gutes Essen. Sensationeller Sonnenuntergang. Die Nachtwanderung mit Harriet (Skorpione). Die Möglichkeit sich alleine auf gut ausgeschilderten Wegen frei im Gelände zu bewegen. Urspünglichkeit und Unkompliziertheit. Anton’s Wissen um die Tierwelt Südafrikas und die Schlangenvorführung. Unseren Kindern hat es auch sehr gut gefallen.” – Reviewed by Stefan (de) 27 Oct 2019

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“Amazing stay at Umkhumbi Lodge

We have just returned from an amazing 4 night stay at Umkhumbi Lodge where we were made to feel part of the family. Anton and Emma have a beautiful property with several spacious, clean and comfortable lodges, we stayed in a family lodge with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The upstairs bar has the most amazing views and is truly spectacular at sunset. We were able to use Umkhumbi as a base whilst we explored the area, visiting the Hippos in St Lucia, a guided walk around a local village and school, an elephant interaction, a Cheetah rehabilitation centre and a night time walk to find scorpions! The highlight for us was when Harriot took us for a guided walk around their reserve and we saw Nyala, Antelope and Wilderbeast, and we sat with the Giraffes!
Harriot also runs a small re-wilding centre from Umkhumbi and whilst we were there a baby red Duiker had been brought in, my daughter was able to help bottle feed her which was just fantastic, an experience she will never forget.
Thank you to all for making us feel so welcome and looking after us so well, I highly recommend a stay at Umkhumbi, you wont be disappointed!” Reviewed by EMMA H 4 Sep 2019

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“Sehr schöne Lodge, mitten in der Natur, Rooftop Bar mit Blick über die Landschaft sensationell. Es war sehr sauber in den Zimmern. 30 min vom Hluhluwe-umfolozi Park entfernt.”
- Bettina from Germany rated Umkhumbi Lodge 9.2 / 10 on Booking.com Aug 24 2019

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“Staff was wonderful, it felt a bit like you are guest of a family! Meals were amazing! Room very clean. Thanks a lot!” Mona 31 Oct 2018

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An amazing place! We had a great time staying at Umkhumbi Lodge. From the activities to the food to the warm and friendly staff, we didn’t want to leave! Rooms are clean and spacious and the views from the cabin deck were beautiful. We so enjoyed lounging at the bar, chatting with other guests and staff. Went on a night time bush walk to look for scorpions and frogs which was great fun for the kids. Anton and Harriet even helped me deal with my fear of snakes! We were sad to say goodbye and are so appreciative of everyone at the lodge. Anton in particular was such an amazing host and planned an amazing vacation in South Africa for us. We are already looking forward to returning!” Kelly 30 Oct 2018

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“We enjoyed our stay very much! Super nice setting of the whole lodge Very attentive and helpful staff Excellent dinner and breakfast We found the bush baby feeding station a great idea and could even see two of them in the evening.” - Werner 26 Oct 2018

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“Un lugar encantador con un personal también encantador. Es un lugar muy familiar y todo el personal hace lo imposible para que tu estancia sea perfecta. Si lo pides te pueden organizar actividades para todos los gustos. La comida está muy buena y es variada. El lugar es precioso y permite caminar por los alrededores incluso por la noche puesto que no hay animales peligrosos. Disponen de una pequeña colección de serpientes y escorpiones que permiten visitar y así aprender muchas cosas sobre estos animales.” Eva 26 Aug 2018

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“Voor onze twee nachten een heel fijn verblijf! Zeer vriendelijke beheerders en personeel, zeer rustige plek in de bush, goed onbijt, Lunch en Diner. Leuke uitvalsbasis voor div. zoals bv emdoneni cheetah project, Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park.” Adri 21 Aug 2018

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“Awesome. We had a great time and where well accommodated by [Anton], Bianca and Andries. Food was very good and well presented. Room very comfy. Owner and staff where exceptional hosts. Lodge was perfectly situated and easy to get to by normal car.” Gary 17 July 2018

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“We had a wonderful stay and experience, staff could not do enough for us, the kids would love to stay forever!” Osborne Family, Switzerland, 29.03.2017

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“Perfect experience will definitely be back. Thank you so much. Lovely hosts.”                                                                Killian and Botha, Hillcrest, 27.08.2018

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“Best place ever. Love it! The restaurant is great, the houses are beautiful, the people are great, and the area is amazing. We will come back.”                                                                                                                                                               Saskia and Peter 31.01.2017

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“We have had such an AMAZING time, good laughs, good food :p and LOVELY people. Thank you for all the AWESOME memories.”
Love Amiee + Kim + Izzy, 2010

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“Being in Umkhumbi Lodge was a fantastic and amazing experience. I liked the accommodation. It was brilliant.”
Johannes (aged 12)

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“Many thanks to all of you. I will remember this place for the rest of my life. Thanks for your kindness, your happiness and warmness.”
With all my regards Claire Baben – Montreal, Canada, April 2011

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“Not only is this place beautiful but the hosts Anton & Emma really make you feel special. Sitting around the table at night sharing amazing, crazy stories was so much fun. Can’t remember the last time I laughed so much! Thank you!”
Anne – Beth, 22/23-04-09

Read up what Tripadvisor guests are saying about Umkhumbi Lodge

Only regret was that I only had 3 days to stay here…Excellent bush lodge!


***** Reviewed 15 October 2013

It was exactly what I was looking for. Sizeable room with a nice bathroom, a small balcony outside my bedroom had a nice view of the area behind the lodge. The restaurant and bar has an amazing view and the food served was excellent. Breakfast made to order and some gourmet dinners.
Jason Rothmeyer – Long Beach, CA

Fun, friendly, warm, quirky….


*****Reviewed 4 September 2013

Accomodation was clean, modern, smart, and very private. Food was good “family” fare. Treetop bar with hilarious company made for fantastic sundowners. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area. Stayed January 2013, travelled with family.
Xelles – Zurich

Best place ever


***** 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 Umkhumbi Lodge and I think everyone should go :)
Rebecca J
Canterbury, United Kingdom

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