Umlani Bush Camp

Experience the real magic of Africa at Umlani Bushcamp. This beautifully designed eco lodge is off the grid and beaten tourist track, offering intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, lovely meals and a chance to reconnect with nature in one of Africa's world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves.

Umlani is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. 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.

As an ethically operated and Fair Trade certified safari camp, Umlani is dedicated to conserving the African wild and uplifting the local community. This gives the guests an opportunity to have a more meaningful experience of Africa and a holiday that makes a real difference.



There are four double bedded and four family rooms (a double and two single beds). They all have en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower. Comfortably-fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels as well as with standard bathroom amenities, the huts also have bottled water (although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink) and insect repellent. A maximum of  of two guests.

There is also one "Eco Rondavel" - built to enhance thermal storage qualities, it is lovely and warm when cold outside and much cooler when hot outside. Same “close to nature” experience with outdoor shower and bathroom but with some extra luxuries. Two guests can be accommodated in the "Eco Rondavel".

One of the units is wheelchair friendly.


Facilities: Swimming pool, Gift shop, Traditional african boma/dining room, Bush bar
Room Facilities: En-suite, Open air shower, Mosquito nets, One wheelchair friendly unit
Services: Babysitting, Laundry, Pick up & Drop off airport service