Umlani Bushcamp

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The Umlani Bushcamp is within South Africa's Timbavati Nature Reserve bordering without a fence onto the Kruger National Park.

Home to the Big Five and a great variety of wildlife, guests, experience fascinating safari drives and bush walks. Set off the beaten tourist track; this safari lodge provides travellers with intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, delicious meals and a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with nature in one of Africa's unspoilt wilderness reserves.

During the day, in between wildlife viewing activities in Timbavati, guests may relax in the hammocks around the swimming pool and sip a refreshing beverage. Alternatively, the bush bar and deck overlooking the riverbed and waterhole make for a beautiful place for socialising.

Guests seeking privacy and tranquillity may visit the Umlani Bushcamp tree house which lies about 2.7 km away from the camp. Overlooking a dam, guests may enjoy the purest nature around them for an hour or two comforted with blankets and big pillows as well as drinks on hand. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the evening in the African style boma around the fire which is followed by the lodge's delicious meals served in the candlelit dining venue.

The reserve's wealth of birdlife, flora, fauna as well as cultural heritage makes it a unique destination. Guests enjoy two safari drives a day which is accompanied by professional game rangers in open Land Rovers. Departing during dawn as the sun rises in the bushveld, guests have the chance to encounter the reserve's untamed wildlife in their natural habitat.

The lodge's night drive leaves during the late afternoon. Optional morning bush walks offer clients a way to explore on foot being able to learn about the smaller creatures which are often ignored from the vehicles.

  • Four double huts with double beds, en-suite bathroom and an open-air shower. This room type can host a maximum of two guests.
  • The Family huts provide one double, and two single beds accommodate up to four guests.
  • The Eco Rondavel can sleep two guests and offers guests a nature experience with outdoor shower and en-suite bathroom as well as luxuries and amenities.

Facilities and services:

  • Traditional African Boma/dining room
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Bush bar and deck overlooking waterhole
  • Treehouse 1.8 km away from camp for Bush sleepouts
  • Transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry services
  • Gift shop.


  • Early morning safari drive
  • Late afternoon/evening safari
  • Morning bushwalk
  • Bird watching.

Nearby activities and attractions:

  • Microlight flight
  • Ringetani Acornhoek Village Tour
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • TSAU - White Lion Research & Heritage Centre
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Golf Courses (Hans Merensky Golf Course, Drakensig Golf Course.


  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Umlani Bushcamp

  • Airstrip
  • Gift Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Umlani Bushcamp
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Umlani Bushcamp are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Umlani Bushcamp located?
Umlani Bushcamp is located at the following location / address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.