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Umlani is renowned for their outstanding Shangaan rangers and trackers, who will not only find you the game, but will also introduce you to the wealth of flora, fauna, bird life and cultural heritage of the region.

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 our 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 we can leave you 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.

Facilities available to our guests at Umlani Bushcamp include:
- Umlani Gift Shop for all your Umlani souvenirs.
- Traditional African Boma Restaurant serving award winning meals.
- Laundry service
- Pick up and drop off airport services.
- Secure personal Safes.
- Pristene pool to cool you down on hot days.
- Bush bar and deck overlooking the nearby waterhole.
- Exclusive Tree house 2.5 kms away from camp for a true bush experience.

Activities available to guests beyond Umlani Bushcamp
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:
- One hour microlight flight
- Early Morning Balloon Safaris
- Ringetani Acornhoek Village Tour
- Elephant Back Safaris
- TSAU - White Lion Research & Heritage Centre
- Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
- Horse Back Riding
- White Water Rafting Trips
- Nearby Golf Courses

Malaria: Umlani Bushcamp is a Low-risk malaria area. However please note that we do recommend Malaria prophylaxis be taken for health reasons.
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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Curio Shop
  • English
  • Swimming Pool


Rooms:

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 four double huts, three 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.

Beyond the Tibavati
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
- 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
- Elephant Back Safaris
- TSAU - White Lion Research & Heritage Centre
- Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
- Horse Riding
- White Water Rafting Trips

Nearby Golf Courses
Hans Merensky Golf Cours - A world famous course set in a unique bushveld atmosphere. Share a golfing experience with resident giraffe, hippo, crocodiles and many other permanent residents! The 18 hole, Bob Grimsdell designed, Par 72, Championship Golf course has been voted as the best walking course in the country. This golf course is situated an approx 1h 45min drive from Umlani in Phalaborwa. Transfers to/from will need to be arranged.

Drakensig Golf Course - A smaller 9 hole golf course. It is located at the Air force Base in Hoedspruit, a 45min drive from Umlani. Transfers to/from will need to be arranged.

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Clothing & Accessories:

Umlani Bushcamp Winter Months (May - Sep)
Warm clothes are needed for evening activities (thick jacket). Light sweaters are sufficient for midday

Umlani Buscamp Summer Months (Oct - April)
Light cotton clothing. T-shirts and shorts for everyday wear. Long sleeved shirts and cotton trousers for evening wear for warmth and protection from mosquitoes.

Clothing To Pack:
- 2 pairs cotton trousers
- 2 pairs shorts
- 2 long sleeved shirts
- 5 t-shirts
- 1 light sweater
- 1 lightweight, waterproof windbreaker
- 1 warm padded jacket in winter
- 1 pair good walking shoes
- sandals
- underwear & socks
- swimming costume
- wide brimmed hat
- scarf & gloves in winter

Essentials:
- toiletries
- moisturiser
- insect repellant
- high factor sunblock (the African sun is harsh most of the year)
- lip balm
- torch & batteries (head torch preferable)

Optionals:
- camera & accessories (remember spare batteries & more than 1 memory card)
- South African adapter
- binoculars
- anti-malaria prophylactics (speak to your doctor first)
- good quality sunglasses (preferably polarised)
- good book
- personal medication

Other Accommodation near Umlani Bushcamp:

Accommodation options within 8km from Umlani Bushcamp include:


Baobab Ridge Greater Kruger

Baobab Ridge Greater Kruger

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Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

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Kings Camp

Kings Camp

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