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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I recently holidayed in the South African lowveld and spent three weeks in the Kruger National Park driving and catering for ourselves. We decided to have a couple of nights at a private lodge in the Timbavati before returning to Johannesburg and flying to London. We wanted somewhere small, rustic, tranquil and environmentally sensitive so decided on... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really 'back to nature' camp which is 'off grid' and all the more charming for that. Having no electricity is actually a plus - oil lamps and candles brings back the idea of a lost time. The camp is well equipped - the huts have flushing toilets and showers, beds with mosquito nets etc. There is wifi... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing stay at Umlani. A rustic get-a-way, in a real Bush camp. Our Ranger Shadreck and Tracker Cabinet did such a great job and found some great animals for us. We went on a Bush walk and had time in the tree house. It was a life changing experience. We can't wait to go back!!!!

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Thank AB-the-Fox
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't even describe what an amazing experience this was. Staff was so friendly and helpful from the second I booked. Food was terrific, Rangers and trackers spectacular. Saw all of the Big 5 and more! Would highly recommend!

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Thank Tia B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to the hotel at late evening and have been meeting with great warms. The pass was light up with candles and looks as a fairyland! We loved everything there even it wasn't a luxury place but magical! Thanks to everyone there you made our stay unforgettable!

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Thank elvira7772016
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone here was very friendly and accommodating at all times. Food was varied and plentiful. The room was spotless. Game drives were twice daily. The morning drives were more quiet, but the evening drives were filled with animals including the Big 5, leopards, a baby hyena and even a pangolin. Guide and tracker (Shedrock and Cabinet) were pleasant and informative.... More 

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Thank Vicki S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my husband visited Umlani earlier this month for 3 nights. I truly could not have asked for better. The best experience of our lives. The camp only caters for approx 20 people so there is a real family feel. Food is excellent and you're made to feel so at home, from sitting round the fire with a drink... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just completed our fifth visit, the last four times introducing overseas guests of various ages and interests. This has proved to be a lifetime experience for each party that accompanied us. I do not need to add all the other exceptional reviews except to say the staff and facilities are consistently excellent. On our most recent visit our... More 

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Thank travellerX8837YU
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I am a French tour guide, based in Pretoria. I always take my guests to Umlani, the best place in the bust, I have experienced in the past years. Usually, my guests book 2 nights and don't want to leave ! I take them around in South Africa, Cape Town etc... They all say that the highlight of their trip... More 

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Grasby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay at the umlani bush camp. It is like walking into a different world there. Wonderful huts and delicious food. We were so well looked after. Our Rangers Andrew and Shedrek were so knowledgeable and went to every length to got a good sighting of the animals! We always felt safe and so well looked after!... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on Tripadvisor we are pleased to hear you had a fabulous stay in our different world :) Andrew and Shadrack were pleased to be mentioned. Glad you were lucky with the game viewing . It is our pleasure and thank you for choosing Umlani. best regards Marco & team Umlani More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umlani Bushcamp

Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $408 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umlani Bushcamp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Umlani Bushcamp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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