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Umlani Bushcamp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Pennington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely top notch all the way. Wonderful people. The only complaint is the Eco room ceiling fan pretty much ran out of juice after 2 hours of use, which made sleep time pretty hot. The guide, the ranger, the tracker, the food staff, the welcome staff were all so pleasant and friendly.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family (with two boys aged 7 and 11) had an unforgettable stay at Umlani! Friendly staff, great drives, wonderful animal sightings and relaxing and laid back hours in camp. Extra magic to have hyenas and leopard tracks outside our hut. Feel priviledged to have experienced this, memories are forevr treasured, and would strongly encourage others to visit this camp... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience, we stayed in one of the eco huts and it had everything you need, outdoor bathroom, nice comfy bed and space of all your luggage. When we arrived Roulex sat us down with a drink and explained the resort and how the game drives worked and made us very welcome. It was great to sit... More 

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Trollhattan, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service were excellent. The staff (hosts, rangers, and everybody else how took care of us) made us feel welcome. The small site, 15 guests, made it easier to get to know the guests. The site was very quiet and relaxing (except for the frogs at night).

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Pennington, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 stayed for 2 nights at this very special Bushcamp. The staff were warm and friendly and made us feel very welcomed. It was a total bonus to sit on the beautiful porch of the bar area and watch a continuous stream of animals at the watering hole. It was like we got an extra game drive... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Umlani was a great experience. The staff were all excellent, Greg and Roulex were such accomadating and friendly hosts and we really enjoyed sharing stories over dinner. We were made to feel so at home and nothing was too much trouble. Big Amos and Andrew were superb and I was amazed and their skill in locating the animals... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor we appreciate it also thank you for mentioning Greg, Rouxle' ,Big Amos and Andrew . Also for your tip about the tree house and that it was an incredible experience. About the Pool during a heat wave, it is more of a challenge to keep it free of thirsty bugs and falling leaves... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had a great time at Umlani. It is the perfect base to visit the unspoilt Kruger National Park. The hosts were wonderful, trackers knowledgeable and the bungalows lovely. We would highly recommend Umlani.

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani and the great recommendation. We very much appreciate it and hope to see you back again some time in the future . Marco More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Wow, just wow. I think I was most blown away by the service. Attention to detail, super friendly staff and general interest in guests and their story. I really really loved the staff. Our guides did the outmost to satisfy our game experience and the food was just delicious. I also loved my room. I am not a fan of... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Wow thank you for the review on TripAdvisor happy to hear you were blown away by the service and the staff . thank you for the recommendation to visit we appreciate it . hope to see you again one day . Marco More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed at Umlani Lodge for 2 nights, and had the magical experience of sleeping at their treehouse where we watched elephants, water buffalo and hyenas come and go from the water hole all night under a full moon. Completely breathtaking! Umlani was the perfect combination of living off-grid within nature while also being treated to excellent food; warm, friendly,... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

We so appreciate you reviewing Umlani on TripAdvisor and recommending us to other Travelers. Also thank you for mentioning our tree house and that the experience was magical. A lovely review ! Marco More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Umlani was one of the highlights of our recent family trip. The care, excellent service, knowledgeable and friendly staff made our stay outstanding. There is nothing quite like being surrounded with what Africa has to offer, in an authentic environment surrounded by beautiful plants, birds and animals - both large and small. Kudos to the rangers and spotters who made... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

It is our pleasure ,thank you for the lovely review we appreciate it. Kudos to you for visiting Umlani. Hope to see you back again one day . regards Marco More 

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