Timbavati Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit 7985 South Africa (ZAF)
3.0 Star Hotel
-24.3319 31.3094
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5.0/ 5

Based on 369 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • 8 rooms in property
  • Check-in: 2:00PM
  • Check-out: 11:00AM
  • Group friendly rating of 7.5/10

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Local Attractions

Umlani Bushcamp offers an exciting, safe experience in Big Five territory. View lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, in more than 10 000 hectares (24 000 acres) of traversing area. The camp is also home to more than 40 mammal species and 350 bird species. Experience the thrill of game drives in open Land Rovers, guided bush walks and tracking game on foot with highly experienced rangers and trackers. At Umlani you are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa's world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves.

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Customer Reviews of Umlani Bushcamp Lodge

5.0 out of 5. Based on 369 guest reviews, Excellent

Property Description

Umlani Bushcamp is a highly recommended, classic African safari camp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.See the real Africa at Umlani: enjoy the ultimate experience of true wilderness and seclusion in a camp that accommodates just 16 guests, in traditional African reed and thatch huts. Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of candlelight and oil lamps and open-air bush showers. The accommodation offers you all the privacy and comfort you need for uninterrupted relaxation. Umlani's prize-winning cuisine will take you on a gastronomic tour of African styled food. Superior accommodation in traditional thatched hutsUmlani's traditional African reed and thatch huts will not only provide you with all the comforts you need, but will also provide you with an authentic experience of local tribal (Shangaan) architecture and style, which blends in naturally with the environment.Each hut has en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower. The hut is comfortably fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels as well as with standard bathroom amenities, bottled water (although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink) and insect repellent. Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity, so each hut and the entire camp is lit by candlelight and oil lamps, providing a warm and romantic atmosphere.The camp can accommodate a total of 16 guests. There are four double huts, three huts that sleep four people, and one hut that sleeps three people. This allows us to be flexible with friends and families that would like to share accommodation.WINTER SPECIALUmlani Bushcamp's fantastic inclusive offer of R 1996 per person per night sharing includes accommodation,3 meals and all local drinks,2 game drives per day and Shuttle Service from O.R.Tambo or Hoedspruit Airport.Valid until 31 August 2012.T&C's apply.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:2:00PM
Check Out:11:00AM
Year of Last Renovation:2010
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:8
Handicap Rooms:0
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:323 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 50.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
A 25% cancellation fee will be levied on confirmed bookings cancelled within 56 days of arrival. A 50% cancellation fee on total booking cancelled within 28 days of arrival. Full payment on confirmed bookings cancelled within 7 days of arrival or not arri
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes: 1.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
VAT: Value Added Tax:14.00 VAT % Inclusive

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Airport Shuttle
  • All-inclusive resort
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Child facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Quiet location
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Airport & Shuttle Information

Johannesburg International Airport is a 4 hour road transfer from Umlani.Hoedspruit Domestic Airport is 30 minutes from Umlani.

Local Shuttle Info: Transport with Driver: We can also arrange for transport from Johannesburg International Airport via the Panorama Route, with lunch on the way. Contact us for details.Self-Drive Car Hire: Contact Reservations if we can help to book a hire car for you. This can be collected at an airport by arrangement.Road transfers & flights: •Our 3 Night Special and One Week Specials include a SHUTTLE service from Johannesburg to Umlani. Please see special terms and conditions.•Transfers from Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport and Nelspruit Airport to Umlani can be arranged at an additional cost. Please call for a quotation.•Panoramic or direct transfers from Johannesburg to Umlani can also be arranged. Ask for quotation.•Flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town can be arranged. Please contact us should you require any additional information.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Umlani Bushcamp Lodge

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Umlani Bushcamp Lodge.

Feel free to use the Umlani Bushcamp Lodge meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Hoedspruit event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Lounge 6 x 5 x 3 30--/--------------/----20--
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Our main lounge area can be used for a general meeting. It is a casual space ideal for 16 - 20 people. It is covered but the sides are open.
Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
322.9 Sq. Mi
6 x 5 x 3 M.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Flip Chart

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