umThiba

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  • The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering.
  • The open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas open onto the front verandah.
  • Hiking trails for birding and game viewing.
  • Description
  • Facilities
  • Important Information
umThiba is a private lodge set in the heart of Kuleni Game Park - a natural sand forest adjacent to the Phinda Game Reserve and in close proximity to the St Lucia World Heritage Site. The park is home to wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, zebra and a large variety of antelope. With the abundance of bird life, it is also a birdwatcher's paradise.

This comfortable lodge allows the visitor the opportunity to experience nature and wildlife at its pristine best from a deck chair on the verandah, or while walking the many nature trails that traverse the diverse indigenous bush and grasslands that make up the park. umThiba is fully equipped for self-catering and is suitable for couples as well as groups of family and friends.
  • Type: Self-catering, Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


All reservations at umThiba are made by guests and accepted subject to the following:


Guests acknowledge that they and those persons accompanying them are well acquainted with and fully aware of and appreciate the real dangers and risks that are associated with game and game lodges arising from the presence of wild and dangerous animals, reptiles, birds and insects and the risk of suffering bodily harm, injury, death and/or loss to property which may arise as result of an encounter with and/or the presence of wild animals and/or reptiles and/or birds whilst on the premises or property of Kuleni Game Park including umThiba.

Guests agree to waive all claim or claims of whatsoever cause or nature howsoever arising against the owners of the lodge, their associates, servants, employees and/or any person connected whether directly or indirectly with the running of the lodge and fellow guests or invitees which they may have arising out of any harm, injury, death or loss suffered whilst on Kuleni Game Park, including umThiba, and whether arising from an act of commission or omission on the part of those hereby indemnified or anyone of them.

Guests indemnify and hold harmless and free, the owners of umThiba, their associates, servants and employees and/or any person connected, whether directly or indirectly, with the running of the lodge and fellow guest or invitees from any and all claims of whatsoever cause or nature which may arise on behalf of their spouse, partner, children, whether minor or adult, or relatives and/or those persons accompanying them to the lodge whether as an invitee who may suffer injury or loss whilst on the premises or property of the lodge and whether arising from an act of commission or omission on the part of those hereby indemnified or anyone of them.

Guests agree that the indemnity and waiver as contained herein shall in all respects extend to and shall not be limited to any harm or injury suffered during any transfer, whether by road or air from one place to another and whether such transfer occurs on umThiba or other place on Kuleni Game Park or is pursuant to or arises from any transfer as referred to from one place to another and this Indemnity and Waiver shall be applicable and shall also remain in force at all and any place outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

Attention is drawn to the fact that there is a swimming pool on the property & as such they are required to be vigilant & exercise the necessary care and caution if babies and/or young children are present and in the vicinity of the pool or use the pool. Guests and their invitees undertake to supervise children at all times. In the event of an injury or drowning the owners of umThiba, their associates, servants and employees and/or any person connected, whether directly or indirectly, with the running of the lodge are held free and harmless of any claims whatsoever.

In the event of injury the lodge operator may at its discretion and without prejudice and without admission of Liability arrange and pay for emergency medical treatment for and on behalf of any guest.


5 Reviews on umThiba

This is really a great spot, hidden away in a great little reserve. Will def be back here. So glad we found this little piece of heaven!


13 October 2014

We went up there with little expectations as we are accustomed to pictures being prettier than the actual premises, boy did we get a surprise! The staff were friendly, the house equipped with everything we needed and the Kuleni game park offers such a tranquil environment, pity we didn't get a chance to take walks! It is an absolute 'must do again'


09 December 2013

umThiba is a really beautiful spot, the accommodation is stunning, we loved the house and the outside set-up...it was all fantastic. It's a great place for the kids to play, loads of space, and the grownups don't have to worry about them getting dragged off by a lion!! We did hope to see more game. Perhaps we were just unlucky but we had no game AT ALL around the house or in the garden. Based on this, I would say this is the perfect spot for a beautiful relaxed getaway, but perhaps not for the avid game viewer. We went into umfolozi every day, so we still got our wild animal fix and then came back to relax at the beautiful umThiba. Overall, we loved it and will def be back. And if some animals decide to visit, that would be an added bonus.


11 July 2013

We had a wonderful time! Giraffe, Warthog andd Inyala were right outside in the garden. The house was lovely and clean. As it is not uncommon in SA to have outages, we experienced one and in no time the managaress was there to turn the generator on. Would highly recommend to others. We hope to be back sometime soon. Thank you!


01 April 2013

We spend a lovely week relaxing in the bush with luxury.


10 July 2012

Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Self-catering Bush LodgeX 1
Includes: Self Catering
There are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning, which open onto decked verandahs. Shower under the stars in the outdoor shower. One bedroom has a loft which is suitable for children. There is a separate, fully equipped and self-contained cottage for two people. The kitchen is fully equipped and open-plan with the large dining room and lounge. There is a spacious verandah, a boma with a firepit, a swimming pool and undercover parking for two vehicles.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower
Beds Double beds, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch
TV Local channels, Television, DVD player
Views Garden
 
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Self-catering Bush Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

There are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning, which open onto decked verandahs. Shower under the stars in the outdoor shower. One bedroom has a loft which is suitable for children. There is a separate, fully equipped and self-contained cottage for two people. The kitchen is fully equipped and open-plan with the large dining room and lounge. There is a spacious verandah, a boma with a firepit, a swimming pool and undercover parking for two vehicles.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower
Beds Double beds, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch
TV Local channels, Television, DVD player
Views Garden

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