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Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa See on map
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 3 fabulous nights at this wonderful bush camp! It's rather challenging to put into words the atmosphere of this magical camp, but I'm going to try.... When you arrive (approx 50 minute road transfer - tar and dirt - from Hoedspruit airport -...More

Thank SafariQueenJozi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just got back from 4 nights at this place earlier this month. It is a GREAT value for the location (reserve has an unfenced border with Kruger National Park). A lot of places in or near Kruger are overpriced, but not this place. And if...More

Thank Traveleverywhere123
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot wait to be back; this is my kind of how to have a good time. The ranger is knowledgable and very sharp to spot game. The service is good without being in your face all the time. We saw interesting happenings from the...More

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Response from Umlani, Guest Relations Manager at Umlani BushcampResponded 6 days ago

Glad to hear you had a good time at Umlani! We are happy you enjoyed our service and excellent abilities of our rangers. It's also always nice to have the wildlife come to you when you're relaxing at the camp! Thank you for your review....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and authentic bush experience with staff that go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Awesome sightings, delicious food and great South African hospitality. We will definitely be back!

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Response from Umlani, Guest Relations Manager at Umlani BushcampResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that our staff's service and our camps authenticity made for a memorable stay. See you soon! Matt S

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was everything we hoped for and we saw virtually every animal in a 3 day stay. Great staff and great guides. Lovely rustic but comfortable accomodation and dining areas with wonderful views of the animals at the water hole near the camp and even...More

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Response from Umlani, Guest Relations Manager at Umlani BushcampResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad that the staff, guides and wildlife at Umlani all made for a memorable stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Matt S

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Umlani Bushcamp, a rustic yet exclusive lodge, accommodates guests in cozy en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. Early morning and evening game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles accompanied by ...More experienced rangers and trackers offers exceptional game viewing opportunitys. Umlani makes the whole event personalized and specializes in escorted walks into this unspoiled wilderness. Umlani, meaning Place of Rest, was established in 1990 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess, in the central section of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Umlani is the perfect nature lovers choice. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$445 - US$660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Umlani Bushcamp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$445 - US$660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Umlani Bushcamp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Mourisham J
No Wi-Fi here? Electricity? Generator to charge the cameras? On animal sightings what are the chance to see the Big Cats and rhinos? Anybody rented their lens before? Thanks
26 July 2018
  • Response from BahHumbug123Reviewed this property
    Cameras/phones etc can be charged in the curio shop overnight. Usually daily big cat sightings, with exception of cheetah.
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Kerri S
Are the game drives included in our stay?
12 October 2017
  • Response from UmlaniProperty representative
    Hello Traveller Yes, all game drives are included in your stay. Kind regards Umlani Team
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Rebecca F
Can anyone give me examples of the food that is served and what it is like? thanks
17 November 2016
  • Response from Lizzie86_1Reviewed this property
    Breakfast after Safari was proper breakfast. Eggs made to order, toast, bacon, fresh fruit. One day we had lamb "bacon"! Lunch was salads and meat of some kind. Dinners were ox tail, lamb, etc. Usually one or two choices...More
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Room Tips
"All the rooms are great..."
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"Room 5 right in the middle of camp"
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"Stayed in eco-lodge. Nice and cool inside."
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"Keep doors and windows firmly shut to keep out monkeys."
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