Room Overview

Location: South Africa–>Kruger National Park–>Timbavati Game Reserve

Accommodation Type: Lodge

Timbavati Nature Reserve , 53 392 unfenced hectares of gorgeous nature reserve, is located to the north and west of the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, respectively. Decades old, this reserve is a much treasured getaway destination. With more than forty individual mammal species and over 360 bird species, and gorgeous facilities, guests are guaranteed all the relaxation and authentic bush adventure of the very best safari trip.

Founded in 1989 as a member of the Timbavati Game Reserve Group, Umlani Bush Camp is 10 000 hectares of unbridled, authentic bushveld destination which prides itself on its personal service, and the high level of expertise in its guides and staff. Umlani is a perfect opportunity to put yourself in the middle of the big five, or kick back at camp and enjoy the sunset, surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of an evening in the Timbavati.

Revel in exciting stories told by the staff and long time friends of Umlani, as the memories of your own bush adventure settle into the the happy echo of a night time dinner or an early morning bush walk.

Room aminities


1 Kingsize bed

2 People



Room service

Hotel Details


Four candle lit double huts indicate the character of Umlani Bushcamp, units complete with en-suite facilities and open-air showers, mosquito nets and insect repellent, as well as complimentary bottled water.


Timbavati Game Reserve is the proud home of a group of indigenous white lions which were reintegrated into the area in 2006. In addition, there are extensive populations of all members of the Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, zebra, and giraffe, more than 120 listed species of reptile and fish, as well as the gigantic bird population, all of which are put at your fingertips by the resident guides during your stay here.


  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding


  • Game drives
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Shop
  • Child Friendly



  • Flying To Umlani Bushcamp
  • Daily scheduled flights
  • Fly-in safaris are extremely popular amongst those who don’t have as much time as they would like or need to spend on their South African safari.
  • Flying to Umlani Bushcamp is easy as SA Express runs two daily return flights to Eastgate Airport (formally Hoedspruit) from Johannesburg every day, Monday to Sunday.
  • For guests flying to Umlani Bushcamp to and from Cape Town, the nearest direct flight will be to Nelspruit (MQP airport), two and a half hours drive from Umlani.
  • Transfers from Eastgate and MQP Airport to Umlani Bushcamp are available. Contact us for details on fly-in safari options.


  • There are several air charter companies who service the area. If you would like us to help you with arrangements for flying to Umlani Bushcamp, please contact our reservations office.
  • Our nearest landing strip is the Kings Camp / Tanda Tula airstrip, which is at the following GPS co-ordinates: S 024° 17′ 824″ x E 031° 17′ 197″
  • The runway is tarred and is 1000m in length. Landing fees are payable and permission must be obtained first!
  • We can collect you from the airstrip.


  • After departing from Johannesburg International Airport
  • Take the R21 highway towards Pretoria (North)
  • Before Pretoria, take the N4 highway East
  • Go past Witbank and Middelburg on the N4 (main route to Nelspruit and Maputo)
  • After Middelburg take the Belfast turnoff off the N4 (there is an Engen One Stop on the RHS of the N4 just after the offramp)
  • Go through 1 stop sign before going into town
  • At the second stop sign in town (1 block after the Spar shop on the LHS), turn right towards Dullstroom
  • Go about 35km from Belfast to Dullstroom
  • Continue straight through Dullstroom to Lydenburg (approximately 50km from Dullstroom)
  • On reaching Lydenburg, you will come to a T-junction where you need to turn left to go through town
  • Go straight through town, past the Wimpy on the left
  • At the next stop sign after the Wimpy turn left
  • Go down to the second stop sign. At the second stop sign turn right toward Ohrigstad
  • Go about 50km from Lydenburg to Ohrigstad
  • Go straight through Ohrigstad and continue on to the JG Strijdom Tunnel via the Abel Erasmus Pass (approximately 40km from Ohrigstad)
  • After the Tunnel continue straight on to Hoedspruit (approximately 40km from the tunnel)
  • On entering Hoedspruit, go straight over the first stop sign, straight at the second stop sign, over the railway bridge and at the third stop sign turn right
  • Travel for approximately 7km from Hoedspruit and you will see a number of signs for lodges, as well as a sign for Eastgate Airport, to the left
  • Turn left towards Eastgate Airport, and you are on the road into the Timbavati Nature Reserve
  • Travel 19km on tar and cross the Klaserie river, where the road becomes a dirt road
  • Continue for 10km on the dirt road and you will reach the Timbavati Control Gate. Please drive carefully
  • You will need to pay R160 for vehicle entry into the reserve and R100 per guest conservation levy. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Subject to change)
  • After the Control Gate, travel past one turning to the right (with a large stone and concrete sign-post, like in the Kruger Park, indicating the direction to various camps)
  • Turn right at the second turning to the right (again, there is a large stone and concrete sign-post, like in the Kruger Park, with Umlani indicated at the top of this sign-post)
  • After about 30m, there is a Y-fork in the road, with a wooden sign to Umlani. Follow the left hand fork (the one which goes almost straight ahead)
  • From here, follow the wooden signs to Umlani, and these will lead you straight into the camp.

GPS: -24.3060 (latitude) 31.2880 (longitude)


Lodge 01 Mar 2014 – 30 Apr 2014 01 May 2014 – 30 Jun 2014 01 Jul 2014 – 31 Oct 2014
PPS INR16910 INR16910 INR16910
Single INR22543 INR16910 INR22543

The above mentioned prices include: three meals per day, all game-viewing activities, laundry services, bar, transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports.

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