Kumba Lodge

Kumba Lodge

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5.0
#2 of 13 guest houses in Tofo
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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A sanctuary for conscious adventurers: beach lodge, healthy food restaurant and yoga studio
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Yoga room
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Portuguese
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Kathy S wrote a review Nov 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The view is spectacular, the ocean is warm and usually very calm for swimming, and there are many km of beach for long walks. Add in morning yoga with an ocean view, good healthy food, and a great massage lady (Rita), and you have all the ingredients for a totally relaxing and regenerative break.
From the first contact, Steven was extremely helpful in assisting with flexible arrangements, airport transfers, local activities, and everything else in between. The staff are all super friendly. Rooms are minimalist, but beautifully appointed, using many locally supplied fittings and have great showers. Best coffee in Tofo! A wonderful holiday - thank you to all! Will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2023
Hello Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kumba Lodge! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and create memorable moments for our guests, and it's truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in making your time at Kumba Lodge special. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumba Lodge in the future. If there's anything more we can do to enhance your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you once again for choosing Kumba Lodge! Warm regards, The Kumba Lodge team
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Dreamer00746236989 wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is just a short drive from the airport. The rooms and the lodge have an uncluttered stylish vibe making it a great place to unwind. The fresh and fabulous food was definitely a highlight, and the chefs went out of their way to make sure we had a fantastic food experience despite our dietary requirements. Steven, Adelline and the staff were fabulous hosts.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 15 May 2022
Thank you for staying at Kumba Lodge recently and for the wonderful review. We are super happy you had such a good time in Tofo and we look forward to seeing you again soon
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Vannier wrote a review Feb 2023
Johannesburg
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing boutique property a jewel in the Indian Ocean owned and run by Steve and Adalline. This is one of my favorite places I've ever stayed around the world. I can't say enough good things about it. I would highly, highly recommend it to everyone traveling to Tofo. There is a great emphasis on good hospitality and we felt treasured and looked after during our stay. The Ocean Bungalow has an amazing view of the ocean and was incredibly comfortable with en-suite bathroom, a walk-in shower, a private balcony and a panoramic ocean view which allowed us to fall asleep and wake up listening and seeing the crashing of waves.
The staff were incredibly friendly. They ensured we had a phenomenal experience. Food was very tasty, and there was a varied menu. The yoga shala at Kumba Lodge is built on a dune with unparalleled views over Tofo Beach and the Indian Ocean. Steve the owner offers free classes to residents 4 times a week. Thank you Steve and Adalline for creating a sanctuary where we were able to relax and unwind
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2023
Hello VoyageJandF, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kumba Lodge! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and create memorable moments for our guests, and it's truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in making your time at Kumba Lodge special. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumba Lodge in the future. If there's anything more we can do to enhance your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you once again for choosing Kumba Lodge! Warm regards, The Kumba Lodge team
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malcolmschwegmann wrote a review Dec 2022
Benoni, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first trip to Tofo. Not knowing what to expect and definitely not familiar with the area. Steve from Kumba helped us every step of the way, even keeping the chalets open for us and staff waiting to help check us in and carry the luggage after a 15 hour drive. This was close to 8pm. Kumba lodge is an incredible destination with a beautiful pool and an open plan restaurant overlooking the sea. The chalets we had are ocean facing and allow you to watch the sunrise without noise and people traffic spoiling it. The beach is wide, long and in pristine condition. The ocean warm and inviting. The waves are quite small and it’s a short walk to the local dive schools and village. I loved the chalets. They are spacious and have their own outside shower for the beach and an internal shower, toilet and basin. I think the concrete screen flooring is genius! It’s not slip, easy to clean and looks really modern. The shower head is amazing! Like warm rain. The thatch roof with its intricate design and the concrete floors really help the lodge stay “African” and blend in. The food portions are very generous and super delicious! The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and the language barrier soon disappears. You also get to meet people from all over the world. We met people staying there from the US, Belgium, Australia and the UK. It really was a slice of modern paradise and convenience in an absolutely beautiful part of Mozambique. Absolutely loved it!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2023
Hello Malcolm, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kumba Lodge! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and create memorable moments for our guests, and it's truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in making your time at Kumba Lodge special. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumba Lodge in the future. If there's anything more we can do to enhance your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you once again for choosing Kumba Lodge! Warm regards, The Kumba Lodge team
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Sadya T wrote a review Jul 2023
Paris, France
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing 4 nights stay at Kumba Lodge. Definitely the perfect place to book in Praia do Tofo if you want to relax and disconnect for some days. Delicious free breakfast, breathtaking view on the Indian ocean, free yoga classes (sunday, tuesday and thursday), nice garden and friendly staff: a gem!

From Kumba, Tofo market/village was easily reachable through the beach (15 minutes walk) or by taxi (250 MZN).
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2023
Hello Lais, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kumba Lodge! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and create memorable moments for our guests, and it's truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in making your time at Kumba Lodge special. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly staff, the delicious breakfast and the nice garden. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and it motivates us to continue delivering outstanding hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumba Lodge in the future. If there's anything more we can do to enhance your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you once again for choosing Kumba Lodge! Warm regards, The Kumba Lodge team
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Mayur L wrote a review Jan 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A lot of effort has gone in to the lodge but it still needs to be finished, things like mirrors and cushions for the patio chairs are missing, which one could typically overlook except when paying top dollar as is the case. There are many other teething issues to be sorted out, such as the need to change towels in the bedroom regularly, offer swimming towels at the pool. It's also apparent that cash flow is tight as prices are high and portions are small. The biggest gripe I have is that the owner & family spend the entire day front and center of the restaurant and pool, with the pool full of the childrens toys. It makes one feel uncomfortable like you are visiting their private home as opposed to staying at an exclusive resort
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Date of stay: December 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 05 Jan 2022
Hi Mayur thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your suggestions.
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Jon wrote a review Aug 2022
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kumba is a new lodge, just a year old, opened by Steven and Adelline from South Africa. Steven is a yoga instructor, Adelline a chef.

They have created a beautiful, spread out compound with clean white lodges, well separated. A central restaurant / bar / pool area overlooks the perfect sandy beach and includes a freshwater pool. A separate, purpose built yoga studio is just over a set of dunes. It is a stunning property.

We spent 4 nights there in the family lodge overlooking the beach with our 10 month old infant. The owners and staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. They even helped us with a local experienced nanny, Innocentia, to look after the baby, the same lady who cares for their own children, and who was kindness and care personified.

The food, courtesy of Adelline and her team, is frankly fantastic, as good as the best restaurants in Johannesburg. Yoga, guided by Steven, is on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, and was pitched exactly right - relaxing and good humoured. Boat trips, surfing trips, scuba - all the usual things you'd expect to find in Tofo - are just a short walk away.

Go visit! You will not regret it!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the beach are the best IMHO
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 16 Aug 2022
Hi John and Biki Thanks for the visit and for bringing little sunshine Sage here, we are glad you had such a special and relaxing time at Kumba Lodge See you soon! Steven
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tapiwa k wrote a review Jan 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went here for a family reunion and Steve was extremely accommodating. The staff were all so excellent and extremely kind and helpful. The food was amazing- l often think about the prawns l had. The beach is just a walk down the stairs and the local town is only a 20-minute walk on the beach. Tofo has the best vibes, it is so relaxing and so beautiful. I highly recommend going to Tofo and if you do staying at Kumba is a must.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2023
Hello Tapiwa, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Kumba Lodge! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and create memorable moments for our guests, and it's truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in making your time at Kumba Lodge special. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumba Lodge in the future. If there's anything more we can do to enhance your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you once again for choosing Kumba Lodge! Warm regards, The Kumba Lodge team
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Andrejaka wrote a review Aug 2022
Slovenia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the most wonderful place to stay. Amazing view from restaurant
or rooms to the ocean. Each morning for breakfast we watched whales 🐳. Food is excellent. Room was very nice and clean, a big bed, very good quality and also the perfect working shower
Steven, Addeline as well the staff, all are so kind. They even prepare breakfast earlier, because of diving. Nice walk, maximum 15 minutes along beach to the Liquid adventure diving center. We got 20% reduce price for dives, because our accommondation was by Kumba Lodge.
Steven helped me so much by planning vacation. I really recommend to all and i know, when i will return to Tofo is this the place where i want to stay. I hope as soon as posible. It is real paradise ❤️
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 11 Sept 2022
Hi Andreja it was wonderful meeting you after all the planning we had done together. We are happy that you had such a great holiday, including your dives and celebrations above and below the water! We'd love to meet again in the future. Greetings from Tofo
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Sevillanita wrote a review Oct 2021
Maputo Province, Mozambique
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just discovered Kumba Lodge on our recent trip to Tofo and what a find! It's a beautiful new lodge nestled on the dunes overlooking the stunning Tofo beach, but away from the hustle and bustle of the village. It has a fantastic open air yoga studio (with excellent sessions run by the resident yogi, Steven) and serves the most delicious home-made healthy post-yoga breakfasts in the stunning glass-fronted dining room overlooking the ocean. Such a great addition to the Tofo scene. Don't miss it!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Steven Heyman, Owner at Kumba Lodge
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Thank you for joining us for yoga and breakfast and for sharing your experience! We can't wait to see you again
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olivierj282 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Lisboa, Portugal4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy the place."
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Rennan R wrote a tip Dec 2022
Fortaleza, CE2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"4x4 is recommended, but not necessary if you are experienced. "
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Jon wrote a tip Aug 2022
San Francisco, California5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms overlooking the beach are the best IMHO"
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ginashmukler wrote a tip Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"defnitely ocean view are my preference."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,106 - R 1,233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueInhambane ProvinceTofo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kumba Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kumba Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Praia do Tofo (2.9 km), Marine Megafauna Foundation (2.1 km), and Tofinho Beach (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kumba Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kumba Lodge?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Kumba Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kumba Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kumba Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Branko's, The Green Turtle, and Tofo Tofo Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kumba Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Kumba Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Kumba Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kumba Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Portuguese, and Dutch.
Does Kumba Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kumba Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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