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
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.
We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).
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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.
- Laundry Facilities*
- Swimming Pool
- Parking on Premises
- Iron and board
- Luggage storage
- Mini fridge
- Covid Safety Approved
- Zulu (isiZulu)
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling