Experience the magic of Africa at Umlani Bushcamp. This off the beaten track and off the grid eco lodge offers guests a chance to connect with nature in one of Africa’s world-renowned, unspoiled wilderness reserves.

Founded in 1989, Umlani’s owners wanted the camp to blend in with the environment and as a result, the entire bush camp is built from natural materials in a traditional African style. Proudly carrying the Fair Trade Tourism certificate for over nine years, the team at Umlani Bushcamp are committed to responsible tourism, minimizing the negative impact on the surroundings and making positive contributions wherever possible..

Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most famed protected areas, known for its size, history of conversation, diversity of wildlife and ease of access. It’s a place where the drama of life and death is played out on a daily basis.

South Africa’s first national park is a great place to view the Big 5 with healthy populations of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. In fact Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park in Africa as well as over 500 species of birds found, making it the ideal safari location.


Umlani Bushcamp is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, within the Kruger National Park, approximatly 1.5 hours from Hoedspruit airport.

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Price from per person twin share – AUD

Season Twin Share
01 May 2019 to 30 Jun 2019 $1,425
01 Jul to 31 Oct 2019  $1,645
01 Nov to 31 Dec 2019  $TBC

4 Night Package Inclusions:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at the Umlani Bushcamp
  • All meal with boma dinner
  • All local beverages
  • Twice daily open vehicle game drives with experienced guide
  • Optional bush walk with experienced guide
  • Return transfers from Hoedspruit or Johannesburg airports to Umlani Bushcamp



Umlani Bushcamp accommodates guests in traditional African reed and thatch huts as well as an Eco Rondavel, which all blend naturally with the environment and provide pure comfort.

All rooms have en-suite facilities including open-air bush showers for the ultimate stargazing experience. They also offer comfortable beds, crisp white linen, soft towels, mosquito netting, insect repellent and standard bathroom amenities. There is also complimentary bottled water, although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink.



  • Umlani gift shop for all your Umlani souvenirs
  • Traditional African boma/dining room serving award winning meals
  • Baby sitting and laundry services can be arranged by camp management
  • Pick up and drop off airport services
  • Pristine pool to cool you down on hot days
  • Bush bar and deck overlooking the nearby waterhole
  • Exclusive tree house 1.5 kms away from camp for bush sleepouts




Guests will be taken on two game drives per day, in open top 4 wheel drive vehicles. The morning game drive will leave at dawn and the night drive will leave in the late afternoon. There is also 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 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 tranquility 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.