Dumela Lodge

Dumela Lodge

26 Guernsey Road, Amanda 1380 South Africa
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Dumela Lodge consists of 5 double/twin en-suite thatched rondawels (African round-houses/chalets) and 7 luxury king/single en-suite tents. The perfect lock-up-and-go to enjoy game drives in Kruger Park, visit local markets and more. Dine at Dumela Lodge in our large and comfortable boma underneath the African night sky, filled with stars. Alternatively there are restaurants in the area, within a 20 - 30 minute drive. Only a 40 minute drive to Orpen Gate into the Kruger National Park allowing you to be the first int he queue as the gates open to get those every so special early morning sightings! Spend your evenings listening to a chorus of hyena calls, lion roars all around. Sleep peacefully and wake to the sounds of the African bush. We welcome you to Africa and will do what we can to make your stay as enjoyable and full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences whist with us at Dumela Lodge.
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Free parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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26 Guernsey Road, Amanda 1380 South Africa
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Brigitte B wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Volunteering with African Impact was the best traveling experience I ever had. I have been traveling for years but this was the first time as a volunteer. I always wanted to come to Africa as a photographer. The experience changed me. I had tears leaving the place. From the moment Jack one of our guides picked me up, I felt comfortable with the organization. I did not know what to expect. The full staff at the lodge for African Impact are amazing. Such good people! The kitchen staff are really good cooks. The lodge was always cleaned and ready to repair anything that needed maintenance. The lodge structure is well organized and maintained. I was impressed. The staff was very friendly and amazing. I had a great time with the guides on a daily basis and was impressed by their knowledge of animals. The accommodations were great. The food was great. It was different everyday and well cooked. We even got dessert on some occasions. I visited friends who had private outdoor tents as an accommodation and it was very well organized and set up for the guests. We were lucky to have a nice cleaned pool. I liked the set up as well of the outdoor fire area with logs we could sit on and enjoy the night with a cool drink and sometimes dinner. I liked the fact that we had a cozy area to relax, read and watch movies as well as sit for presentations. The lodge program structure was well organized. We knew exactly where to go and talked to if any issues occurred. The program was busy and well structured for a photography beginner’s course. Even being a professional photographer I enjoyed the program as a refresher and certainly enjoyed the daily safari drives. At night at the lodge we could hear predators calling each other. That was amazing and scary at the same time! I loved this place! I would recommend this program to anyone who loves photography and research. I will return to this program in the near future.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: comfortable accommodations, food is amazing, guides are knowledgeable, nice cold pool and...
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Marco O wrote a review May 2016
Magliano Sabina, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been here for a photography course with African Impact. The place is so beautiful and the staff is awesome, friendly and so so kind! This place is so magical as the rest of South Africa too. Kruger Park, Blyde river canyon as many other amazing places are just around the corner 😜 I really hope to come back again to South Africa one day!🇿🇦
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jerry B wrote a review Jul 2019
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a few days at the Dumela Lodge as part of a larger tour oriented around photography and wildlife. We stayed in the tented camp area, which was a completely new experience. The accommodations were very comfortable with an excellent shower and good temperature control in an environment where outside temperatures vary from quite hot during the daytime to very chilly at night. Meals were substantial and of excellent quality -- not fancy but healthy and quite tasty. They were served in a traditional Boma, which was a great place to share the day's activities and experiences.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from StuartFairbairns, General Manager at Dumela Lodge
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hi Jerry, Thank you for this lovely review. We very much enjoyed having you and your group stay with us. We do hope to see you again in future. All the best and keep well, Stuart and the Dumela team.
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Brecker F wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I lived at Dumela for a month and was heartbroken to leave. All of the staff treat you like family there and it is a truly beautiful place. The food is amazing and I loved being so close to all of the wildlife! I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Viaje wrote a review Jul 2019
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the new tented camp which was clean and comfortable. En Suite bathrooms with on-demand water heater for the shower. Breakfast was continental style, cereal, toast, and fruit. Dinner was buffet style with vegetarian options. The South African cuisine was quite enjoyable. Any issues were remedied immediately.
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Date of stay: July 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from StuartFairbairns, General Manager at Dumela Lodge
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hi, Thank you for reviewing us, every one helps! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stat with us and we do hope you will come back and see us in the future. Keep well, Stuart and the Dumela team.
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emm asked a question Oct 2018
Vancouver, Washington290 contributions83 helpful votes
Is this place still open? Can’t find website
Answer from Stuart Fairbairns
Hoedspruit, South Africa62 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi Emm, we had been closed for a period, we are now open again! We are unanle to share a web address in this message unfortunately, if you search for Dumela Safaris South Africa you will find us. We hope to see you soon. All the best, Dumela team.
Brigitte B wrote a tip Feb 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"comfortable accommodations, food is amazing, guides are knowledgeable, nice cold pool and stressful place to be"
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LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceAmanda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dumela Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Dumela Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (5.2 km) and Nyani Cultural Village (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dumela Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dumela Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dumela Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dumela Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include KFC Acornhoek Mall, Hungry Lion Acornhoek, and Roman's Pizza Acornhoek.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dumela Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dumela Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Dumela Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dumela Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.