Experience the real magic of Africa at Umlani Bushcamp

Our beautifully designed eco lodge is off the grid and beaten tourist track, offering intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, award-winning meals and a chance to reconnect with nature in one of Africa's world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves.

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Guest Reviews

  • The entire staff at Umlani was so helpful and hospitable. They think of everything to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The blankets and hot water bottles for the chilly morning game drives were wonderful! We totally enjoyed our 6 nights. Will definitely recommend Umlani for anyone looking for an awesome safari experience.

    Debwelsch5 via TripAdvisor

    Parkville, Missouri

  • Wow, we're just back from three days at Umlani Bushcamp. Such thanks to the Schiess family for sharing their gem of a place. I loved the chilled-out family feel. We had 2 kids with us - 6-year-old and baby, and the staff went out of their way to help with the children. Special moments for us included trailing a leopard, and lazing at the pretty rock pool near the... Read this review

    littlelisaZA via TripAdvisor

    Cape Town Central, South Africa

  • The daily game drives were extraordinary, with the trackers carefully trailing different parts of the reserve on each drive. We took turns going on game drives with our older child (although the lovely staff were also more than happy to babysit the little one whenever we needed a break), and were amazed that in 3 days, we saw ALL of the Big Five. A highlight was a heartstopping hour-and-a-half... Read this review

    David E Shaw

  • We stayed we family and friends at Umlani camp already for the second time. Enjoyed good food, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. You can forget your watch, everything is planed and taken care of, just relax and enjoy all of it.


    Amstelveen, The Netherlands

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