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Umlani Bush Camp is located in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger providing simplistic luxury and a back-to-nature experience.

This rustic bush camp is surrounded by thick bushveld and blends seamlessly into the surrounds. Accommodation comprises 4 traditional, African reed and thatch huts, 4 family units and 1 eco rondavel. En-suite facilities include open-air bush showers.

Eco-friendly, the camp runs on solar electricity with candlelight or oil lanterns creating a romantic ambiance in the evenings. Central areas include a bush bar and deck overlooking an active waterhole, and award-winning meals may be savoured in the dining area or boma. A tree-house is located 1.5 kms from camp and affords an exciting sleep-out option for guests for an extra charge, with pre-booking essential.


4 Reed & Thatch Huts
4 Family Units
1 Eco Rondavel



Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

You will be taken out on two game drives per day, in open top Land Rovers. The morning game drive will leave at dawn and the night drive will leave in the late afternoon. There is always a ranger on stand-by for an optional morning bush walk.

During the day you can go on short walks with the ranger after breakfast, or lounge in the double hammocks around the swimming pool sipping your favourite drink. Alternatively, laze away the day in the spacious bush bar and deck overlooking the riverbed and watering hole. For exclusive tranquillity there is a tree house about 2.5 kms from the camp overlooking a dam, where you can be left for an hour or two with blankets and big comfortable pillows as well as a cooler box with drinks.

In the evening you will be treated to pre dinner drinks in the traditional boma around the fire, followed by one of Umlani’s award winning meals in the candlelit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by flares and cauldron fires.

Wildlife & Birdlife

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