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Umlani Bushcamp

South Africa, Limpopo, Kruger National Park (Limpopo), Timbavati,
Safari Lodge Accommodation in Timbavati
Price Per Person Per Night from R3300 to R4300
* Prices subject to change without prior notice.

Umlani Bushcamp Description
Superior accommodation in traditional thatched huts Umlani's traditional African reed and thatch huts will not only provide you with all the comforts you need, but will also provide you with an authentic experience of local tribal (Shangaan) architecture and style, which blends in naturally with the environment. Each hut has en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower fuelled by wood fires. The hut is comfortably fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels as well as with standard bathroom amenities, bottled water (although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink) and insect repellent. Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity, so each hut and the entire camp is lit by candlelight and oil lamps, providing a warm and romantic atmosphere. The camp can accommodate a total of 16 guests. There are five double huts, two huts that sleep four people, and one hut that sleeps three people. This allows us to be flexible with friends and families that would like to share accommodation in Timbavati. View images
Stay at Umlani Bushcamp and explore the wonders of the Timbavati Game Reserve 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. 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. Beyond the Timbavati Apart from the wildlife safaris there are some optional daytime activities outside the Timbavati Game Reserve that are accessible from Umlani Bushcamp; these can be arranged by camp management. A transfer service can also be organised to and from the Umlani Bushcamp to any of the following activities: * A one hour microlight flight over the Klaserie Big Five Reserve * Early Morning Balloon Safaris * White Water Rafting Trips * Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre * Horse Riding * Ringetani Acornhoek Village Tour which includes tribal dancing, tasting of traditional African foods, visiting a Sangoma (traditional healer), a typical shabeen (beer hall) and a local family. After which you will head back to the camp for afternoon game drive
Umlani Bushcamp Directions
# If driving to Umlani Bushcamp from Johannesburg, take the N12 from Johannesburg to Witbank, which then joins the N4 from Pretoria at Witbank. # Travel past Witbank and Middelburg on the N4 (main route to Nelspruit and Maputo). # After Middelburg take the Belfast turnoff off the N4 (there is an Engen One Stop on the RHS of the N4 just after the offramp). # Turn left from the offramp and continue into Belfast. # Continue through 1 stop sign before going into town. # At the second stop sign in town (1 block after the Spar shop on the LHS), turn right towards Dullstroom. # Travel for approx. 35km from Belfast to Dullstroom. # Continue straight through Dullstroom to Lydenburg (approximately 50km from Dullstroom). # On reaching Lydenburg, you will come to a T-junction where you need to turn left to go through town. # Continue straight through town, past the Wimpy on the left. # At the next stop sign after the Wimpy turn left. # Continue down to the second stop sign. At the second stop sign turn right toward Ohrigstad. # Travel approx. 50km from Lydenburg to Ohrigstad. # Continue straight through Ohrigstad and on to the JG Strijdom Tunnel via the Abel Erasmus Pass (approximately 40km from Ohrigstad). # After the Tunnel continue straight on to Hoedspruit (approximately 40km from the tunnel). # On entering Hoedspruit, go straight over the first stop sign, straight at the second stop sign, over the railway bridge and at the third stop sign turn right. # Travel for approximately 7km from Hoedspruit and you will see a number of signs for lodges, as well as a sign for Eastgate Airport, to the left. # Turn left towards Eastgate Airport, and you are on the road into the Timbavati Nature Reserve. # Travel along the Timbavati Road for approx. 35kms passing the Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport on you left hand side. # Cross the Klaserie River Bridge and continue until you enter the Timbavati Game Reserve. Stop at the Timbavati Gate (R100 for issue of permit p/vehicle plus R110 p/guest) # After the Control Gate, travel past one turning to the right (with a large stone and concrete signpost, like in the Kruger Park, indicating the direction to various camps). # Turn right at the second turning to the right (again, there is a large stone and concrete signpost, like in the Kruger Park, with Umlani indicated at the top of this sign-post). # After about 30m, there is a Y-fork in the road, with a wooden sign to Umlani. Follow the left hand fork (the one which goes almost straight ahead). # From here, follow the wooden signs to Umlani, and these will lead you straight into the