Guest Reviews

Another Magical Getaway

A fabulous time was had by all in this beautiful house in Marloth Park. You really feel that you are deep in the bush as Kudus, Zebra, Impala, Wart Hogs, Mongoose and many more visit the house and sometimes even drink out of the pool while you’re in it! Louise is a lovely, attentive host, who is happy to provide help and information at all times, which was especially handy for us on this trip as load shedding was in full swing and we got daily reminders about when the power would be off. The house was kept in tip top condition by Martha and the rest of the staff in their quiet non obtrusive way. My favourite place is sitting at the big dining table on the terrace, either at sunrise, with a big mug of tea, waiting for the animals to visit and listening to the sounds of the bush waking up and after dark, with a large Amarula over ice, waiting for the enchanting little Bush Babies to visit. As ever, am dreaming of my next visit.

Jane Greener

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Lovebird's Nest

Thank you so much for n very pleasant and a most experienced time in Marloth park.
Will rent this property again !!! The house is in mint condition , and the swimming pool clean and beautiful. Love the animails so close to the doorstep.

Attie De Beer

South Africa

Excellent !

Fantastic position and comfortable,modern, well furnished home. Huge patio with animals coming right up to us such as warthogs, a huge family of mongoose, kudu. A genet even came to drink outside our own waterhole at night! Louis was an amazing hostess too!


South Africa

Love it!

The house is so comfortable So complete So good It's a family house



Amazing Stay

Great location in the bush with exceptional game viewing. Solar made our stay really comfortable and we wanted for nothing. Kids had a blast


South Africa

Excellent !

Location is great! The animals come by every day. The host is easily accessible via whatsapp and the support in the house is just super.



Lovely stay at Khaya Umdani

Dear Louise,

I hope this email finds you well.

Thank you very much for the wonderful experience at Khaya Umdani – My Uncle and Aunt loved the house and the whole experience.

We will return to Marloth at some time in the future.

Wonderful experience and the house was impressive. We loved the swimming pool and the braai area.

Seeing the wild animals coming so close was an experience that my Aunt and Uncle will not forget soon. Just missed seeing the bush babies.

Tanja Richter



Kyk, toe hulle nou uiteindelik gister daarin slaag om my onder groot protes in die bakkie in te boender, het ek besluit dat Khaya Umdani seker een van die beste plekke is waar ons nog gebly het. Regtig, wel gedaan aan julle!! Ek het in my lewe al so gewens dat ek my huis kan hak aan die kar en so gaan vakansie hou. Mevrou, en hier gaan kuier ek in die bos en ek eet uit dieselfde borde uit as by die huis! Knyp my – het ons dit reggekry om die huis te hak!
Uitstekend – hier vanaf die Scholtz’e kry julle 5 sterre.

Ons is net vreeslik jammer oor die patio stoel wat so onder my Pa weggebreek het. Bernadette het gesê ons moet nie bekommer maar regtig as daar koste is moet jy asseblief laat weet.

Ek wil dan nou ook hoor of ek Khaya Umdani sommer nou uit die staanspoor vir ‘n week kan dagboek vir volgende jaar.

(Dis nou te sê as julle weer stoelbrekers gaan toelaat )

Louise, weereens dankie vir ‘n fantastiese wegbreek en ‘n veer in julle hoed – julle mag maar hoor!


Annemarie Scholtz, Pretoria

Anne-Marie Scholtz

Johannesburg RSA

Just returned from a 17 day visit to SA, of which we spent 8 days in your beautiful lodge.
I was there with Martin Conn, his daughter Ryhana and his son Aidain. We had a fantastic time! You certainly know how to make your guests feel very special. We had everything we would ever need.

Bernadette looked after us so well and we will get back in touch with her, she is a lovely person. I know now we will come back, I just found the whole place magic. We live in the North of Scotland and the scenery is beautiful, but I have to say that parts I saw of SA were better.
Thank you again for making our holiday so special.

Chrissie Harland


I will highly recommend this well maintained and well equipped spacious lodge, the bedrooms and living rooms furnished very tastefully, serviced daily with very friendly staff, wide variety of outdoor cooking facilities & kitchen well equipped with modern appliances. It was really something special and relaxing holiday with kudus and zebras on your doorstep. I will definitely stay at Khaya Umdani again.

Thanks to the owners, Danie and Louise, for their prompt response to queries and accurate directions.

Regine Baldeo

Durban KZN

The house was just as described on the website and more. For a getaway to the bush this is luxury at its best. Everything was in order and readily available.

The customer service is excellent.

I will recommend this property to my friends. It is really worth your while to go there.
The best is to have a barbeque at the house while listening to the sounds of the bush.... heaven on earth!

Thanks Danie and Louise for a wonderful time. We will surely be back to this little peace of paradise!

Andre Fourie


Luxury in Paradise! Khaya Umdani is one of the best places in South Africa. Everything is so beautifully decorated, the beds are most comfortable and the equipment is perfect. I loved to sit on the verandah with a glass of wine - listening to the sounds of the bush. Marloth Park is really something special - living with kudus and zebras on your doorstep. It was not our first time to be there and we will definitely com back.

Beata Beagle

Stuhr, Germany

What an "at home" feeling! We could stay forever and just sit on your veranda and relax know we, here in Africa, have it all. The relax grazing of animals around the house are an enchanting experience.

The weather and sounds of the night just quiets your soul and there is no better way to discover yourself. It is true that the closeness of nature and animals are healing. For the first time I want to wake up before dawn to catch the animals. Just to see them look at you with trusting eyes and pure curiosity make you feel good about yourself and embrace life.

Thanks again for a wonderful time in the bush!

Helena Jordaan

Cape Town

We had such a fantastic time!! Everything exceeded our expectations! The accommodation was fantastic, the house was so well stocked, you thought of everything. I love the gas stove. My children had and absolute ball and we are already planning our return. I must add that we have stayed at some of the best hotels around the world and honestly were totally overwhelmed by the stunning environment we were welcomed into at Khaya Umdani, we were most impressed and totally comfortable throughout our stay. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

PS. We are sadly missing our little families of warthogs who came to visit us everyday!

Claude Fourie


We absolutely love our stay at Khaya Umdani. We really enjoyed it and I must take my hat off to you and your wife; it's a great house. We will definitely want to go back in the future! We couldn't stop bragging about your place so friends of ours are interested in going as well!

Warren Ebben


Wanted to tell you, you guys have a beautiful place. We had a wonderful time and definitely will be back. We had visitors from Thailand and Canada, and for a first time visit to South Africa, what an experience.

This is definitely going to be a regular for us. I suppose we can book directly with you in the future?

Sue Opperman


We had an excellent stay at Khaya Umdani. Part of our party saw the big 5 in Kruger, however those in the 3rd car missed the leopard which ran into the road. During our stay we noticed that something had dug a trench the length of the car port. Next day we caught the guilty party on camera - a warthog!

There was lots of game around the house and we all had an excellent time.

Thanks again.

Ron Scarlett