Timbavati Game Reserve
Umlani Bush Camp is an exclusive rustic lodge accommodating only 16 guests in 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. With a traversing area of more than 10000 hectares, over 40 mammal and 350 bird species, this is a wonderful wildlife experience. Umlani, meaning Place of Rest in the central section of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which is now part of the greater Kruger National Park. The aim of Umlani is to offer our guests a truly African experience while maintaining an adequate level of comfort..Enjoy a spectacular sunrise deep in the bush before returning to the camp for a hearty breakfast. Spend the heat of the day with a coolbox of refreshments at one of our hides watching birds swoop down to the water and mammals materialising out of the bush. Or maybe laze in hammocks around our splashpool sipping iced drinks.Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the convivial bar overlooking the Nshlaralumi river course or around a roaring fire in the boma and watch our chef put the finishing touches to the dinner he has prepared on an open fire. The aromas will make your mouth water and youll be more than ready for a candlelit dinner accompanied by fine South African wines, while swopping stories and sightings with your fellow adventurers.Your comfortable en suite reed and thatch rondavel is calling but before falling into bed, take a steaming hot shower under a blanket of wondrous stars in your own open-air reeded bathroom. The magic is complete when the haunting sounds of nearby hyena and lion lull you to sleep.