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About umThiba

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.

Safari: 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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

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

Important Information

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...
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.
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  • Umthiba Bush Lodge Umthiba Bush Lodge Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering The main lodge includes 3 rooms, of which 2 are ensuite rooms and the 3rd room uses the guest bathr, open plan lounge... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, En-suite, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, Local channels, En-suite, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch, Outdoor shower, Television, DVD player, Garden views
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      Reviews for umThiba

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      Angie Hawkes, South Africa
      09 April 2015

      Absolutely beautiful accommodation, with everythign you need for a comfortable stay, set in the small game reserve with giraffe, zebra, wildebeast & plenty of buck.  Totally recommend a stay & we will be back!

      Cecil de Jongh, South Africa
      26 December 2014

      Brilliant facility! Loved every minute of it!

      Marc Forrest, South Africa
      13 October 2014

      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!

      Malebo Moche, South Africa
      09 December 2013

      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'

      britt shipman, South Africa
      11 July 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...
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      umThiba is 15.9km from the centre of Hluhluwe , the nearest airport 110.8km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling