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Umbhaba Lodge

Country Hotel/Lodge, 30 Rooms

Umbhaba Lodge lies on a hillside overlooking the Sabie Valley, on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment.

This luxurious four star lodge situated in Hazyview, is picture-perfect for leisure breakaways, weddings and executive conferences.

The 30 Africa-inspired suites are tastefully decorated and surrounded by water features and lush subtropical gardens. The spacious family suites have a king size bed and two three quarter beds, providing a wonderful opportunity for families who enjoy travelling together. Private patios present an opportunity to view the abundance of wildlife.

Umbhaba Lodge is a subtropical haven on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park and easily accessible to the Panorama Route.

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Umbhaba Lodge

Key Info

  • Capital: Pretoria (Executive), Bloemfontein (Judicial), Cape Town (Legislation)
  • Population: 57,398,421
  • Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD) & South African rand (ZAR)
  • Time Zone: SAST (UTC +1)
  • Languages:

    Afrikaans,
    English,
    Ndebele,
    Northern Sotho,
    Sotho, Swazi,
    Tsonga,
    Tswana,
    Venda,
    Xhosa,
    Zulu.

  • Climate:

    South Africa’s climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights.

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Thirty suites are tastefully decorated, each in an individual style. All rooms are temperature controlled for your comfort and are surrounded by flowing waterfalls and lush subtropical gardens.

Ten luxurious family suites have recently been renovated to provide spacious accommodation for families or conference delegates. These suites boast King Size beds and 2 three quarter beds, bathrooms with granite tops and large oval baths, spacious showers and private patios.

The Induna Honeymoon Suite, sprawls over three levels, and comprises an en suite bathroom, mini bar and Jacuzzi. The private patio presents a welcome opportunity for relaxing with a sundowner, while embracing the abundance of bird and animal life after a day of game viewing.

The African Tribal Suites are spacious with separate lounges and bedrooms, a fire place on either side, four poster beds, en-suite bathrooms, twin showers and sunken window baths with spectacular sunset views over the Sabie Valley and hippo pools.

Tusker Suites reflect the history of majestic elephants found in the Kruger National Park throughout the years. The Tusker Rooms have sunken corner baths and private patios surrounded by the sounds of cascading waterfalls from the surrounding water features.

Lodge facilities include an a la carte restaurant, the safari-style Burn Out Bar and a quiet lounge.

A crystal-clear rock pool amid sprawling lawns is a glorious invitation in the heat of a Lowveld day.

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It was absolutely wonderful!

We travelled to three separate locations, staying in four beautiful venues; initially in Zambia at Sindabezi and Tongabezi, then moving onto Mfuwe for a stay at Nkwali Lodge - the safari part of our holiday and finally flying to Malawi and the paradise which is Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island. We can neither praise nor thank Sylvia enough for all the care and attention she gave us. As an example, whilst in Zambia we discovered on New Year’s Eve that we’d left one of our internal flight e-tickets at home. We phoned Sylvia in a panic and by the time we’d reached our next destination, our onward bound ticket was waiting for us at the reception. Not a service which would have been available from a high street tour operator I suspect! Tim had wanted to give me a trip of a lifetime and thanks to Sylvia he was able to do so. We will never forget our time in Africa and can’t wait to return. Thank you again Sylvia – it was absolutely wonderful!

Tim & Jo

Zambia & Malawi

The lodge was great!

We had a great time in Livingstone. The lodge was great - you need to have a love for nature to stay here. The rooms were quite open, overlooking the river therefore you were likely to get a few wasps, bugs etc. fly into your room. However the mosquito netting over the beds avoided one being bitten at night. The manager at the lodge was helpful – however I would recommend that anyone who travels to the Victoria Falls should book their activities directly from the individual activity centres. Other than that had we had great time!

Shreya and Family

Zambia

We can’t wait to go again!

This was our first trip to Southern Africa and our first safari and we can't wait to go again. From the outset Sylvia was incredibly helpful understanding exactly what we wanted from the trip and using her vast local knowledge and experience to tailor the holiday perfectly. The choice is overwhelming and having the benefit of someone to guide you through the options and suggest places to stay and visit was such a help. Sylvia also worked closely with a travel agent to match the internal and international flights to the places we wanted to stay and maximise the time available on our trip. Having all the transfers arranged by Sylvia also took a lot of hassle out of moving between locations. The trip was amazing from the hospitality and drives around the reserve at Tanda Tula, getting up close to wonderful wildlife to the incredible welcome at the stunning River Club in Zambia and a walking safari with rhinos. I would totally recommend using Sylvia and Africabound Adventures to organise your holiday.

David Owen

South Africa & Zambia

We recommend their bespoke safaris and services

We decided to go on Safari with Africabound Adventures, the service provided was excellent! Sylvia took care of all our holiday planning by listening to our queries and put all our anxieties at ease - addressing and meeting all our expectations. Her passion, close links and expertise of Zambia and the region prompted us to book with Africabound Adventures. This one-to-one personalised service was second to none! We had a superb holiday, visiting the 4 recommended National Parks! The lodges were great - of a consistently high standard and comfortable, particularly Lion Camp in the South Luangwa. The game viewing lived up to expectations! The food was great and the people warm and friendly. Thank you Sylvia, for all your efforts towards arranging and delivering a memorable and enjoyable safari with passion, energy and expertise.

Anne and Steve

Zambia

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