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About Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati Game Reserve

About Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati Game Reserve

Located in the heart of the Timbavati Game Reserve, Umlani Bush Camp is a hidden gem that offers an exclusive and immersive wildlife experience. As a rustic lodge, it embraces the beauty of its surroundings, accommodating only 16 guests in en suite reed and thatch rondavels. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the African wilderness with Umlani's guided walks, where you can track the Big 5 on foot and witness the thrill of off-road game drives in open Land Rovers. With over 10,000 hectares of traversing area, you'll have the opportunity to encounter more than 40 mammal species and m

Safari: Traditional African reed and thatch huts. Simplistic luxury & 'getting back to nature' philosphy enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity. Authentic wildlife experience in Big Five territory.

 Sleeps 23
Check-in: 12:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 8 reviews

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Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati Game Reserve Accommodation Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati Game Reserve
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tracey meyer, south africa
April 2012
I can highly recommend Umlani to anyone looking for a true African Safari. While we were there we spotted the big 5 and more including a cheetah. The weather was beautiful (we went late March) and the surroundings are absolutely stunning. The lodge is also stunning and in a great position overlooking the riverbed. At night you can hear numerous animals and the reserve is also great for bird watche... Read more
ferenc benda, south africa
October 2011
Umlani was a very exceptional experience. We met a very professional manager and team. The catering and game drives were outstanding. The accommodation was very interesting and very close to the nature. A bit of a damper was the green pool that we could not use, as well as the professional ranger and tracker talking more among themselves than with us, and the continuous private conversation was... Read more
mark werley, united states of america
April 2011
From superbly prepared food with local flavors to impeccable service with personal touches and, of course, plenty of game sightings. We were thoroughly impressed with our visit. We took our two boys, ages 13 and 15, and they loved the place. We love our 5 Star hotels in the big city but Umlani is the perfect way to experience the bush.
debra bruno, united states of america
July 2009
We loved every minute of our three nights at Umlani. The hosts were warm and welcoming, the accommodations very comfortable, and our ranger, Ginger, was phenomenal. Sitting on the deck and watching the waterhole in the afternoon as the animals took their turns to come for a drink was also spectacular, and the highlight of our visit here was watching the buffalo stampede into -- and out of -- a... Read more
rina delhove, belgium
January 2009
We spent 3 days here during the Xmas vacation.Saw the big 5 plus cheetah ( she was passing thru Timbavati to Kruger) and our tracker and ranger were great. We did a walking safari and tried to find the little 5( this is our 3rd safari after Botswana and Kenya).Helen,Dell and Tanya made us feel at home.The staff were friendly and the food was good. My husband even tried the Mopane worms! Dell prepa... Read more


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tourism Graded
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Breakfast

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)

Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati Game Reserve location

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Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati Game Reserve is 58.6km from the centre of Timbavati Reserve , the nearest airport 83km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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