Umlani Bush Camp

Umlani Bush Camp 2018-02-28T14:28:28+00:00

Project Description

Umlani Bushcamp is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This beautifully designed, 3-Star eco lodge is off the beaten track and offers thrilling wildlife encounters for up to 16 guests. As Umlani Bushcamp is Fair Trade certified, everything is influenced by a commitment to ethical operations and responsible tourism. This means that great care is taken to treat people and the environment with respect by actively minimizing any negative footprint and making positive local contributions.

Award-winning for its high levels of excellence, guests experience the real magic of Africa here. You are invited to reconnect with nature inside a world-renowned, unspoiled wilderness reserve.

From R3 355
per person per night
  • Local Experts

  • Best Available Rate

  • Personal Concierge


Double Hut30 Jun 2018 – 31 Oct 2018on request
Family Hut30 Jun 2018 – 31 Oct 2018on request
Eco Hut30 Jun 2018 – 31 Oct 2018on request
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Game drives and optional bush walks
  • All local brand drinks
  • Vehicle permit (for self-driving guests only)
  • Conservation levy
  • Private vehicle

Children of all ages are welcome at Umlani Bushcamp.

  • Children are allowed on game drives if parents accompany them.
  • Babysitting facilities and baby cots can be arranged with prior notice.
  • Supervision at the swimming pool must be pre-arranged as there is no fencing.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to go bush walks due to safety reasons.

Detailed Description

Classic African Huts

Rustic and charming best describe the four double huts, four family huts, and the one eco hut at Umlani. Built to enhance thermal storage qualities, the Eco Rondavel is lovely and warm when cold outside, and much cooler when hot outside.

Double Huts

  • Double beds
  • En-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower
  • Fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels
  • Maximum of two guests in each hut

Family Huts

  • A double and two single beds
  • En-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower
  • Fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels
  • A maximum of four guests in each hut

Eco Hut

Offering the same “close to nature” experience with outdoor shower and bathroom but with little extra luxuries.

  • Twin beds that can be arranged into one bed
  • Two guests can be accommodated in the Eco Rondavel


From sleeping in a tree house to relaxing by the pool watching wildlife, Umlani Bush Camp is an ideal choice for true nature lovers. While there is no electricity in most rooms, solar power stations are provided in the curio shop to charge camera batteries and other gadgets.

  • Swimming pool
  • Traditional boma
  • Bush bar and deck overlooking the nearby waterhole
  • Curio Shop
  • Exclusive tree house 1.5 kms away from camp for bush sleepouts
  • Babysitting and laundry services can be arranged by camp management
  • Umlani has a wheelchair friendly unit and staff can assist movement throughout the camp.


Every meal at Umlani is an experience. A hearty breakfast is served after the morning game drive and lunch is enjoyed early afternoon. In the evening, guests are treated to pre-dinner drinks around the fire in the boma. This is followed by an award-winning menu served either in the candlelit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by cauldron fires.

Please note that special dining requirements can be arranged for children.


This is true “Big Five” territory and guests have an opportunity to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino on safe, expertly guided excursions. The area is home to more than 40 mammal species and 350 bird species.

Umlani is renowned for outstanding rangers and trackers, who will introduce you to the wealth of flora, fauna, bird life and cultural heritage of the region.

  • Two game drives per day in open Land Rovers
  • Night drives
  • Optional morning bush walks with a ranger
  • Birdwatching