We stayed at Umlani in late November and had an absolutely fantastic time. We stayed for just three days, but at the end of it, we felt like we'd been away for 2 weeks! It is incredibly relaxed and easy going!! Just what you want in the bush! The staff are extremely friendly and attentive to your every need!! We saw fantastic game, including leopard and wild dog!! The birdlife is superb!! The bush itself is so attractive and the dry riverbeds are such a wonderful feature of the landscape!! I would definitely return, and look forward to visiting again!! Elvis our ranger is a wealth of knowledge and a true character. Of any bush trip I have been on, he is by far the most knowledgeable ranger I have met, and certainly the most interesting!!
Although it was quite hot during our stay especially on one particular day, we found the rooms very cool, and very comfortable. The outdoor showers are super!! The swimming pool on the riverbed is magnificent for hot days, and you can search for game, while cooling off with a cold drink!! Really wonderful!! Thanks to all at Umlani especially Elvis, Thembi and Mike, we really look forward to coming back soon!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
- Umlani Bushcamp South Africa/Kruger National Park