- Timbavati Game Reserve and wildlife encounters
- Best value safari camp in the Greater Kruger National Park
- Wildlife and birdlife on a morning game drive
- Dinners, cold beers and great wine
- No electricity *charging facilities are available)
- A fantastic rustic camp with brilliant rangers and trackers
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 8 Thatched huts
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Escape To The Timbavati Game Reserve For An Unforgettable Safari Experience At Umlani
Umlani Bush Camp is a hidden gem within the Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa. Since its inception, This rustic camp has provided guests with an unforgettable African safari experience. Umlani invites you to leave behind the hustle and bustle of modern life and become immersed in nature as you explore the region's wildlife and birdlife.
Umlani offers its guests an exciting mix of activities, including game drives, walking safaris, bush sleepouts and sundowners.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, Umlani has all the makings of an unforgettable African experience. The camp offers up just eight thatched chalets, which offer guests a genuinely rustic bush experience.
Guests are encouraged to stay at least three to seven nights as this will ensure they get the most out of their stay at Umlani Bushcamp.
Umlani stands out in terms of its environmental ethos, being one of the few camps in the Greater Kruger National Park that functions without electrical power. The ambience of candlelight and oil lamps creates a romantic atmosphere, taking guests back to a time long lost.
With just over 10 000 hectares of pristine wilderness to explore, Umlani Bushcamp is the destination for those looking for a more budget-orientated safari experience.
The Timbavati Nature Reserve is located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, just west of Kruger National Park. The Timbavati (one of the best wilderness reserves) mis renowned for its spectacular wildlife, including the "Big 5" and the famous "White Lions".
The tranquil beauty of the reserve is also a highlight, allowing guests to explore the African bushveld and appreciate its diverse landscape.!
Rooms And Suites
With only eight chalets, Umlani Bush Camp offers its guests a unique and memorable experience with its rustic yet comfortable, Shangaan-styled thatched chalets.
Each thatched chalet has en-suite bathroom facilities, including an open-air bush shower.
Four chalets can sleep up to four people, making them perfect for families or larger groups. You will taste true African luxury as you immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness surrounding the camp.
Cuisine And Wine
Umlani is renowned for its award-winning African-influenced cuisine, highlighting the best of local ingredients and flavours. From breakfast to dinner, Umlani Bushcamp offers a unique and hearty culinary experience that delights all senses.
One special treat are the pre-dinner drinks served around an open fire. Nothing compares to enjoying a nice glass of wine, cocktail or beer while watching the sunset.
To go along with its fantastic food, the camp also offers a great selection of fine wines to pair with each meal.
Experience the unique flavours of Umlani Bush Camp's award-winning African-influenced cuisine and its excellent selection of wines for a truly unforgettable African dining experience!
Guests can relax and take in the beautiful views of the Nshlaralumi River from the raised public area or find a cosy spot to read a book under the canopy of trees near the swimming pool.
A thatched dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; a wildlife deck offers guests a small library and lounge area.
There is also a "treehouse" situated just 3 kilometres away, perfect for wildlife spotting or spending the night alone in the wilds.
At Umlani Bush Camp, you can explore the wilderness on both afternoon and morning game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, and bush walks with experienced rangers and trackers, allowing you to get up close to the wildlife of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
For those feeling adventurous, the most exciting way to explore the reserve is via the Umlani "treehouse" adventure. Here you can climb into an elevated tree house for a unique perspective on wildlife spotting and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
In addition to game drives, walking safaris and the treehouse adventure, Umlani Bush Camp offers star gazing, bird watching, and cultural excursions to nearby villages.
Children over the age of six years of age are welcome to stay at Umlani Bush Camp with their parents. Kids get a fantastic chance to explore the wilderness and spot animals on game drives, accompanied by experienced guides. There are also guided walks available for children who are keen explorers - an excellent way to learn about nature and its incredible creatures.
Umlani Bush Camp is a unique and extraordinary destination that offers guests an unforgettable experience. From luxurious, Shangaan-styled rooms to African cuisine paired with fine wines and thrilling safari activities, there is something for everyone at this fantastic bushveld escape.
Whether you are looking for fun family adventures or just some time alone in the wilds of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Umlani will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
So come explore the beauty of Africa and all it has to offer!
Rates from R4 900.00 per person
- Umlani Bush Camp Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- 3x meals per day
- 2x game drives per day
- Optional bushwalks
- All local brand drinks
- Transfers to/from local airports/other lodges
- Vehicle toll fee for self-drives
- Timbavati conservation levy
- Telephone calls
- Curio purchases
- Premium alcohol