A blog describing two recent guests at Umlani's experience. Written by: Jenni Saunders (www.villasandafrica.com) Photographs by David Rogers ( www.davidrogers.co.za)
Experience the unspoilt magic of Timbavati Nature Reserve
Situated in the Greater Kruger Park, South Africa's Premier Safari Destination
Comfort and Authenticity
An Immersive Experience
A real getaway
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.
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
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 More
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 More
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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AS WORLD TRAVEL SLOWLY STARTS TO OPEN UP AND WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN GUESTS COMING TO THE CAMP, WE WELCOMED BACK SOME OF OUR FAITHFUL RETURN GUESTS. AFTER THE CRAZY TIMES WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING IT SEEMED TO MAKE THEIR VISITS JUST THAT MUCH BETTER. NOW WITH THESE RETURN GUESTS COMES A KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIFFERENT ANIMALS THAT INHABIT OUR TRAVERSING AREA, AND WITH THIS COMES REQUESTS. BUT...
WITH BOTH NYELETI AND THUMBELA FEMALES RAISING CUBS, OUR LEOPARD VIEWING HAS SIMPLY BEEN PHENOMENAL AS OF LATE. DESPITE THE EXTREMELY LUSH BUSH AFTER ALL THE RAINS THAT WE HAVE HAD WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ON OUR LEOPARDS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT AND HAVE HAD SOME SPECTACULAR VIEWING OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF BIG CATS.