Umlani Bushcamp Description
Umlani Bushcamp is a classic African safari camp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This authentic camp is the ultimate experience of true wilderness and seclusion, accommodating only 16 guests in traditional African reed and thatch huts. Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of candlelight and oil lamps as well as open-air bush showers fuelled by wood fires. The accommodation offers you all the privacy and superior comfort you need for uninterrupted relaxation. Umlani's award winning cuisine will take you on a gastronomic tour of African styled food. Umlani Bushcamp offers an authentic wildlife experience in Big Five territory. View lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, in over 10 000 hectares (24 000 acres) of traversing area, also home to over 40 mammal species and 350 bird species. Experience the thrill of game drives in open Land Rovers, guided bush walks, and tracking game on foot with highly experienced rangers and trackers. You are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa's world-renowned unspoilt wilderness reserves.
Umlani Bushcamp is an authentic African game lodge located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, one of the oldest private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park. Timbavati Game Reserve was formed in the 1950's, when a group of conservation minded private game park owners, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, decided to pool their resources for mutual benefit and to benefit the wildlife in the area. The individual farms were consequently joined in order to form a wilderness area that is today privately owned by 48 individual members. The Timbavati Game Reserve is situated on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park and lies between the Klaserie, Umbabat, Manyeleti and Sabie Sands Reserves. In recent years, the fences separating Timbavati, private game park, from the Kruger National Park were dropped, thus forming a pristine wilderness area of approximately four million hectares. Umlani Bushcamp works together with other landowners and African game lodge owners in the Timbavati Game Reserve in a mutually beneficial way. This co-operation results in a huge area of more than 10,000 ha of unspoilt wilderness for traversing and walking.
Umlani Bushcamp Directions
From Johannesburg/Pretoria - N12 highway towards Witbank then join the N4 highway - Take left off ramp to Belfast and pass through the town of Belfast - Follow road signs turning right onto the R540 to Dullstroom - Follow the signs on R540 to Lydenburg - At the T-junction turn left and pass through the town of Lydenburg - Follow the road signs turing left onto the R36 towards Ohrigstad and pass through the town of Ohrigstad - Pass through the mountainous region and the Strydom Tunnel - Continue through the town of Hoedspruit and at the 2nd four way stop turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie and Acornhoek - After 7km turn left onto the Timbavati Road - After 19km of tar road cross the Klaserie River Bridge and the road becomes a dirt road - Travel for another 10km and enter the Timbavati Game Reserve (R100 for issue of permit p/vehicle plus R100 p/guest) - Once through the main gate after approx. 2 km you will find the UMLANI sign on your left on a large concrete block - Follow the small wooden signs “UMLANI” to the camp